an opinion piece from Dan Brown, founder of eJewish Philanthropy: They say the ability to generate confidence is a leadership trait - and I agree. As such, and from where I sit, two of the largest Jewish organizations in the world have a serious leadership problem. The two: … [Read more...] about The Ability to Generate Confidence
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Keep in mind our post, The Ability to Generate Confidence, as you think about this. Inspired by a top New York civil attorney: Either as an individual or a foundation, 12 years ago you invested $10 million with Bernie. In keeping with projected returns, every year for the … [Read more...] about Food for Thought
One of the strongest supports for nonprofits is the organization’s board of directors. There are several ways to view the board and the most common ones are either from the perspective of the professional staff or from the vantage point of the board itself. Often both the staff a … [Read more...] about The Board of Directors Can Be the Key To Success
from Charity Governance: The Curious Case of Ira Millstein and Rumpelstiltskin Bloomberg reported on January 1st that noted corporate-governance lawyer, Ira M. Millstein, of the Weil, Gotshal & Manages law firm issued an opinion stating that J. Ezra Merkin could … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Madoff (Still) in the News
2008 was a tough year for the philanthropic world. As the year developed, the economic situation continued to deteriorate in most countries. September came, and the banking crisis in the U.S. came to a head. Three months later, the uncovering of the alleged Madoff Ponzi … [Read more...] about The Triple Whammy to Philanthropy