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This Week: Donating to Japan • U.S. Regulations • Israel & Jewish Sector • Strategy & Governance • Budgeting • Fundraising • Marketing • Social Media • Personal Finance
I recently read an article that argued that the “fundraising process itself, in particular, donor relationship building, is program building, and not just the means to an ends.” This got me thinking that there are other activities besides fundraising that…
This week: U.S. Regulations • Israel • Financial Statements & Communication • Strategy & Governance • Fundraising • Marketing • Social Media & Internet • Personal Development
Last Monday, February 28th, 2011, I had the privilege and pleasure of presenting a Quickfire (10 minute presentation) at the FONSI (Future of Nonprofit Summit – Israel) Conference in Jaffa, Israel.
In my short session, I attempted to describe how money is changing from an object of secondary importance into a measuring stick and a marketing tool. Furthermore, financials and budgets are now being used proactively to make sure the right message is being conveyed about your nonprofit organization. While the specifics of the sessions are beyond the scope of this piece, I did want to provide those that were at the conference with a link and embed of the PowerPoint presentation that accompanied by speech. (The presentation has been upgraded to clarify some points and include links to the article and tools cited.)
This week: U.S. Regulations • Israel • Strategy & Governance • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media & Internet
This week: U.S. Regulations • Israeli & Jewish Nonprofits • Strategy & Governance • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media & Internet
This week: Regulations & Government • Israeli Sector • Strategy & Governance • Fundraising & Marketing • Social Media & Internet
Once again, the Israeli nonprofit organization Magan David Adom (MDA) and it’s American supporting charity, American Friends of Magen David Adom (AFMDA), are in the news after all five members of AFMDA’s executive board resigned, stating that they “refuse to abdicate or compromise in any way our fiduciary duty to AFMDA and its donors.”
First, allow me to say that writing this piece is painful; it is disturbing (to put it mildly) that an organization that has such a positive impact on Israel’s daily life is getting such negative press.
Two, which side is right or wrong is of secondary importance. Regardless how the situation plays out in the near or distant future, organizations can learn RIGHT NOW from the very public debates raging between the American and Israeli arms.
Specifically, the core issues — defining roles, trust, independence, and personnel — are the same faced by all international organizations, and, as such, can provide a constructive case-study for nonprofits, their board members, and their donors.