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?
By Moshe Hecht
Personally, I’m a huge fan of all-you-can-eat buffets. Boundless, uninhibited intake of my favorite foods with no limits. I’m in! If only it would end with that same feeling of pleasure. But it usually ends with an overwhelming feeling of being full to capacity a … [Read more...] about What are the Limits to a Giving Heart, and Wallet?
[From the Tzedaka’s Present Column]