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 »
The word fashla is Hebrew colloquial for "screw-up". And yes, even your accountant, an Israeli charity's best friend, can make a few.
As a banker I see this particular slip-up more often than you think. Here are two ways to avoid your accountant inadvertently putting your organization in the red. Read more »
On August 2nd, I attended a lecture organized by the Jerusalem Web Professionals (JWP) and given over by appSTUDIO on "Making Your Website Mobile in 2011." The embedded 5 minute video is an edited version of my after-session interview with some of the consultants that attended the event and the experts from appSTUDIO; including...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 »
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,...Read more »
The fiscal requirements of an American charity have become more complicated in recent years. Increased scrutiny from the IRS, more intricate tax documentation, the recent economic crisis, and donors' need for transparency, are just a few of the challenges facing the sector. When a charity operates internationally these difficulties are only exacerbated. These global...Read more »