The headlines in 2012 were all about looking to the future.
While there were some stories with immediate consequences, the effects of most of the headlines will only rear their heads in 2013 (at the earliest). Change in the wind? Yes. On the ground, not so much.
So what's in store for...Read more »
In mid-October of this year, Israel's Registrar of Charities issued “10 Golden Rules for Donors” (Hebrew). While the document is meant as a guideline for individuals, it holds immense value for the Israel's charities, as well.
Governments equates the tax-deductible rebate they offer on donations as equivalent to a donation by the...Read more »
As was mentioned in my previous post, Israel's OFFLINE Overhaul of its Nonprofit Sector (Guidestar Conference, Part 1), the June 26th Conference Organized by Guidestar Israel tantalized the attendants with many planned improvements within the government offices tasked with overseeing Isael's nonprofit sector.
Even more monumental, though, are the changes that are taking place online....Read more »
The June 26th Conference Organized by Guidestar Israel -- a collaborative project of the Justice Department, Registrar of Corporations, Guidestar International, NP Tech, Joint Distribution Committee (JDC), and Yad Hanadiv (a.k.a. The Rothchild Foundation) -- was June’s best prediction for "The Tomorrow of Jewish Philanthropy."
In the global nonprofit sector there is much talk of...Read more »
After years of rumors, here-say, and unwritten code that outlawed the use of credit cards by Israeli nonprofit organizations, the newest version of the Nihul Takin from Israel's Rasham Ha’amutot clearly permits the use of credit cards by Israeli charities...kind of.
Unfortunately, vague unwritten guidelines have now been...Read more »
English-Speaking nonprofit executives in Israel have reason to celebrate. As of this week, Israel’s Rasham Ha’amutot has uploaded to its website the manual of the Nihul Takin in English!
The importance of the Nihul Takin as described in the manual's introduction: "the Certification of Proper Management has...Read more »
Since early January of this year, the topic of Funding from Foreign Governments to Israeli NGO’s (Non-Governmental Organization) has been making headlines. Two initiatives promoting Transparency though in very different contexts -- a proposal put forth in January and a bill approved in February -- have politicians, nonprofits, and European Governments lamenting the destruction...Read more »
The phone number is clearly listed on its site, yet no one answers when I call.
It is a complaint I have heard from Israeli nonprofits and one that I recently verified -- repeatedly. So the question remains, how can someone get in touch with Israel's Registrar of Charities ?Read more »
No, King Arthur hasn’t been reborn nor are we in Camelot. Heck, we’re not even in Kansas. What this is, though, is a serious attempt by the Israel Government and a number of foundations that operate in Israel to increase the cooperation, strength, and transparency of Israel’s nonprofit sector.Read more »