I was dismayed when I heard that some American (and European) Foundations are requiring amutot to have the Se'if 46a status, which declares donations to a charity to be tax-deductible.
This latest phenomenon demonstrates a lack of understanding of the intricacies of international nonprofit regulations and makes it harder for worthy...Read more »
I spoke recently at the Kishor conference to Women Professionals on Raising Capital. I really enjoyed the challenge of preparing for the talk as the subject was a business term not often used when working in the nonprofit sector.
When priming the presentation for the expected for-profit audience, I was surprised – though in...Read more »
Paypal is one of the leading Internet-payment options in the world for for-profits and nonprofits, alike. With only a PayPal logo and some code easily inserted onto a website, payments are a breeze. And with over 230 million PayPal users worldwide, the chances are good that your customer or donor either already...Read more »
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 are insufficiently explored by us nonprofit professionals. We so often get caught up in...Read more »
...Those Israeli nonprofits that choose the second option of a Conduit (also referred to as an Intermediary or Fiscal Agent) are in luck, as recent years have seen an quasi-explosion in the number of American charities that offer Conduit services. This being the case, foreign organizations have luxury and liberty -- and some...Read more »
Readers of this blog know that I am not a fan of online polls (see previous post: “Why Online Contests Aren’t Worth the Click”). These popularity contests for nonprofits tend to waste a lot of energy and time for both the organization and their donors (with, perhaps, the exception being the winning nonprofit). That being...Read more »
Jews around the globe are mobilizing to donate to help fight the effects of the recent fire in Israel’s Carmel Forest.
One of the outcomes of the Haiti Earthquake (January 12, 2010) is an in-depth case study in disaster-relief giving. Hence, those donating to Carmel Fire relief efforts need not reinvent the wheel and can...Read more »