Three articles this week of particular interest to important themes on this blog. What’s Next For Birthright Alumni an editorial by Gary Rosenblatt Michael Steinhardt is never satisfied. That’s what drives some of those who work with him crazy at times. But it’s also what drives his success as a businessman and major philanthropist. While much of the Jewish community, here and in Israel, has been heralding birthright israel — the … [Read more...] about Around Our Jewish World
According to today's edition of Haartez, Prof. Jonathan Halevy, the director general of Jerusalem's Shaare Zedek Medical Center, received close to $100,000 in 2004 from the American Committee for Shaare Zedek for his fund-raising activities. Such compensation would not be allowed at a state hospital, but Shaare Zedek is private. Morris Talansky, who is a key witness in the latest investigation concerning Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, is best … [Read more...] about Shaare Zedek Director Paid $100,000 for Fundraising
Paying a fundraiser a commission is a controversial issue. Many professional organizations ban the practice outright in their Codes of Ethics. Here in Israel, while such is also the practice among professional fundraisers, every week advertisements appear for commission based positions in parts of our fundraising community. From Prospecting, we bring you a recent post on the subject. We think this is a relevant and important issue in our … [Read more...] about The Trouble With Percentage Commissions
Rule #1: Don't become invisible If you build it, they won't just come. Building an online brand is just as important and just as difficult as building an off-line brand. Rule #2: It takes "know how" and vision Your organization's website is a marketing and fundraising tool. NOT A TECHNOLOGY TOOL. Fundraisers and marketers need to be driving the content, not the web developer. Rule #3: It's all about the donor Put the Donor First! Know … [Read more...] about Ten Rules for Fundraising Online
The business card he handed me a few weeks back was sleek, creative, different and expensive to produce. Just like the ultra-hip and glitzy premises I had been given a tour of earlier. He neither introduced himself as Rabbi; nor does his business card indicate such. The organization is identified as the Gaon Club; the tagline: where young Jews converge. And the web address lands you on the home page of Friends of Lubavitch UK. The name on … [Read more...] about Mendy Vogel, Where Are You?