Here at eJewish Philanthropy we've spent months speaking about online fundraising and social networks. Little did I know some in our Jewish world are still finding validity with radio to reach their target audience! Take a peak at a current AJC initiative. And keep in mind the use of this line in the advert: Charity Navigator and the American Institute of Philanthropy give AJC the highest grades for integrity and efficiency. March 4, … [Read more...] about Don’t Toss Out the Old
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15 Reasons Why People Donate You can email your donor base until you're blue in the face. You can make your donate button larger than the vat of coffee sitting between you and your computer monitor (yes, we can see it from here). You can share the latest statistics about your cause, and even make your brochure look flashy while you're at it. But, here's the kicker: People have things to do other than care about your cause. … [Read more...] about The Secret to Getting People to Give
A skilled, committed, and diverse pool of next generation leaders would like to be nonprofit executive directors in the future, according to a new national survey of nearly 6,000 next generation leaders. However, the survey also finds that there are significant barriers: work-life balance, insufficient life-long earning potential, lack of mentorship and overwhelming fundraising responsibilities which may prevent many younger nonprofit staff … [Read more...] about Ready to Lead? Next Generation Leaders Speak Out
Some doom-sayers worry about the intermarriage rate; others the shrinking birthrate in the Jewish community; or the lack of reasonably priced communal affiliation. Guess for these people the glass is always half empty. For those of us on the other side, those of us who see the beginnings of a new golden age of Jewish communal innovation, those of us out in the trenches (so to speak) with the new, young innovators, the students in the … [Read more...] about Wake Up and Smell The Coffee
"The nonprofit sector is at a major crossroads. After years of humming along at a familiar pace of ongoing programs, stable leadership, and status quo fundraising, a new wave of change is happening right before our very eyes. The thousands of idealistic baby boomers that started nonprofit organizations 20 years ago are calling it quits and retiring from their leadership positions in the coming years. You’ve no doubt heard about it, but I’ll … [Read more...] about Preparing OUR Next Generation
As part of the celebrations for Israel's 60th, the JNF is aiming to raise $500,000 for residents of the Negev desert. The plan: an 18 day rally, during which drivers will meander on a pleasant route through continental Europe before crossing the Mediterranean by either boat or cargo plane. The convoy will be made up of several prominent members of the U.K.'s Jewish community, along with participants from Ireland, Switzerland and the … [Read more...] about JNF’s Newest Gig: A Car Rally from London to Jerusalem