By Moshe Hecht You know that scene when Steve Ballmer is sweating like a Jew on a diet in Tishrei. (That’s me by the way. Every. Single. Year.) And he goes into a frantic rant, “Developers, developers, developers!” Here’s the link if you haven't seen it. It’s not something you … [Read more...] about Alumni, Alumni, Alumni!
By Moshe Hecht Rabbi Simon Jacobson is the author of Toward a Meaningful Life and the Director and Founder of the Meaningful Life Center, which helps the average person find meaning in all that they do. Watch the clip or read a synopsis of our conversation … [Read more...] about The Comedy and Artistry of Modern Day Philanthropy: A Conversation with Rabbi Simon Jacobson
By Moshe Hecht It’s time to switch things up a bit. In keeping it “present,” this column will roll out a 4-part interview series, featuring some of the most unlikely, yet on-the-pulse, individuals, who are shifting the landscape with their fresh perspectives on the nonprofit sp … [Read more...] about A Conversation with “Mr Viral”: How Nonprofits Can Reach Viral Success
By Moshe Hecht Remember those stories of the Baal Shem Tov and how he’d travel the span of days within just a few moments? “Kvitsas Haderech,” we were told. A kind of kabbalistic mystical power of traveling at lightspeed. Something even Elon Musk couldn't have dreamed up. Perso … [Read more...] about The Past and Present Possibilities of Philanthropic Teleportation
Why peer-to-peer fundraising events have become so popular By Moshe Hecht Some hundred miles away from here in a land of mountains, trees and lakes, something emerges, cholent bellied and groaning. His skin caked in mud, sweat, twigs (and other weird forest life), this … [Read more...] about What Do Mud-sliding, Marathoning, And Bike-riding Have To Do With Tzedakah?