The Week That Was: June 10-16

In today’s world, no nonprofit organization would think twice about collecting, and hopefully analyzing, information about their donors. So too, with website traffic. For how else can one effectively judge site visitors’ demographics and interests?

Based on site and RSS feed analytics, here – in alphabetical order – are the most popular posts on eJewish Philanthropy last week:

10 Web Professionals You Should NEVER Hire

Hadassah Levy points out red flags when looking for web professionals.

Needed: A Model of Mutually Beneficial Partnership
by Dr. Yehuda Kurtzer

Jewish organizations have been murmuring for several years about an impending – or possibly current – crisis in fostering leadership in the volunteer and professional ranks.

… Maybe such a crisis exists, maybe it does not; there is no repository of reliable data on the question, and so it is hard to tell whether this concern is real or is just part of the general culture of “the sky is falling” that sadly – yet inevitably – accompanies the Jewish communal conversation.

NYC Hits UJAFed With Big Tax Increase

The city has yanked property-tax exemptions worth $38 million from more than 900 nonprofits that couldn’t prove they deserved the breaks or didn’t bother to respond to a city survey.

The Establishment is Not an Idol
by Liz Fisher

At this week’s Jewish Futures Conference, Rabbi Laura Baum led a text study on Abraham and his bravery in smashing idols. At our tables, we were instructed to confide in each other: What are the idols in the Jewish community? What “idols” would you smash?

The Five Lives of a Jewish Day School Grad
by Micah Lapidus

In the upcoming month thousands of students will graduate from Jewish independent primary, middle, and high schools. It’s the perfect time to ask the question: What should a diploma from a Jewish independent school represent? Stated differently, what is the value of a Jewish independent school education?

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