Welcome to eJewishPhilanthropy.com, a resource dedicated to educating and advancing the use of the Internet in the world of Jewish Philanthropy. Today marks a conclusion, but also a beginning and a continuation. A conclusion of almost a year, connecting and learning from many friends and colleagues on how best to proceed. Valuable suggestions have come from so many to bring us to where we are today, a beginning. As we look to the … [Read more...] about Baruchim HaBa’im
Most people treat Jewish community work like a casual non-profit. But perhaps there’s a more effective, more business-like way to encourage innovation within a responsible, results-oriented framework? PresenTense Editor and Publisher Ariel Beery and his frequent business partner Aharon Horwitz think so, and tell you all about it in their new article in Ha’aretz, “Investing in Value." To save our community from the boom-and-bust dynamic, we … [Read more...] about Rethinking the Business Model of Jewish Community
The mantra of this Next Generation. A key plenary took front and center as we were presented with a group of dynamic young leaders who are finding new ways to build community and their version of Tikkun Olam. The common thread among these showcased young leaders and their projects is innovation and commitment. They are helping us enlarge the town square of Jewish life and we must encourage and support them. Both Esther Kustanowitz and Dan … [Read more...] about Living Generously, Giving Differently
We bring you a story on the importance of transparency in all we do as communal professionals. Yes, we do have a practical side to Tzedakah and among the many needs of both the donor and the organization is the need for mutual trust. This can be earned in many ways but begins with being open about mission and where the organization is deploying resources. Take a look at this Lakewood, New Jersey based charity and decide for yourself if they … [Read more...] about Transparency, Or Not; Let The Donor Beware
with thanks to Esther Kustanowitz and ROI120.com According to an article in the fall education supplement to the NY Jewish Week today’s teachers are not properly wired to be able to relate to and educate Generation Tech. How prepared do you feel? Take a test of your technoliteracy… What is a blog? Is there a difference between a website and a blog? Do you know how to find Jewish blogs? What does web 2.0 mean? What is … [Read more...] about Edu-tech: Are You a Technophile or Technophobe?