The Week That Was: March 25-31

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:

7 Tips and Cheat Sheets to Help You Implement the New [Facebook] Timeline

by Beth Kanter

If you are an administrator for your organization’s Facebook page, you’ve no doubt noticed the alert that invites you to preview the look of your new page with the option of publishing it for all the world to see. Between now and March 30, only page administrators can see the changes, if you haven’t set it live yet. On Friday, Facebook will flip the switch for everyone.

Millions Missing From ZAKA Accounts

Yehuda Meshi-Zahav has his own ZAKA organization that is separate from the ZAKA he started years ago, but few people realize this. He and his family raise money for that newer ZAKA but don’t tell donors that it is different from the original ZAKA.

Networks and the Future of Jewish Philanthropy

by Andres Spokoiny

We are here because we know that we make a living by the money we earn, but we make a life by the money we give away. We are here because we know that life only has meaning when we make a difference in others. We know that only through impacting others we can truly become ourselves.

The Case for National Jewish Philanthropy

by Yossi Prager

… as I reflected further, I came to believe that an exclusive focus on funding local institutions is ultimately counterproductive toward the goal of meeting local needs. This is particularly the case when local funders fail to recognize strong national organizations or programs that produce the staffing, training, curricula and thought leadership to support local efforts.

The Jewish New Media Innovation Fund: One Year Later
by Rachel Levin, Josh Miller and Adam Simon

Back in 2010, when Facebook had but a meager 300 million users and the concepts of Google Plus and Pinterest were not yet on the horizon, there was a desire bubbling up within the Jewish community to capitalize on the new media and technological innovations happening across so many facets of our lives.

How could we channel all of these new platforms to strengthen innovation within the Jewish community? How could these tools enable Jewish communities spread all over the world to reach, teach, learn, create and affiliate in unprecedented ways?

What Is The State of the Job Market for Jewish Development Professionals

by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin

An improving U.S. economy and an upturn in charitable giving should expand the market for Jewish fundraising professionals. Is this happening … and what are the projections for the next 18 months?

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