The Week That Was: November 27-December 3

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 descending order – are the five most popular posts on eJewish Philanthropy last week:

Being Jewish in Venezuela Today
by Alan Levy

It’s Sunday afternoon in Caracas and a newcomer driving into the parking lot of the Hebraica Center may wonder what is the real story when it comes to Jewish life in Venezuela. To begin with, it’s very hard finding a parking spot and you have to walk carefully to avoid bumping into all the strollers, kids and elderly as you cross the common pool and social areas.

From Giving to Impact Investing
by Shawn Landres

The philanthropic paradigm that funded the organized Jewish community for much of the 20th century is in terminal crisis. Federated giving and allocation platforms no longer are the dependable revenue streams they once were.

A Manifesto for Smarter Fundraising
by Todd Cohen

Nonprofits are consumed, often unproductively, with fundraising.

They frequently invest precious dollars to hire the wrong people to chase the wrong money from the wrong donors using the wrong sales strategies and pitches.

UK Group Suspends Transmission of Funds to Israeli Counterpart

Hazon Yeshaya UK is suspending the transmission of funds to Israel pending the results of an independent investigation being conducted by Deloitte.

We The People of Israel
by Jonny Ariel

Recent contributors have raised the nature of the challenge for Israel education at this time. For the last several years Makom, among others, has been raising the call for this kind of conversation.

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