Two recent articles by Stephen Donshik have crystallized why board members need to stay objective...Even with the best of intentions, losing objectivity weakens the board’s ability to accomplish its primary task of governance. Read more »
This week’s topics: Jewish & Israel Sectors • NP Strategy • Funding, Budgeting & Impact • Philanthropy • Internet & Social Media • Boards • Op-Eds Read more »
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 »
The following is a "nice" story. An example of a charity's CEO showing fiscal responsiblity and financial leadership. It is the kind of story we all-to-often don't hear about as the media chooses to focus more on misleading reports about the lack of financial know-how in nonprofit organizations rather than on organizations...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 »
With such as significant portion of donations to Israel’s charities coming from the United States, changes in American legislation can have a profound impact on Israeli nonprofit organizations.
For this reason, I happily agreed to co-host (along with Charlie Kalech of J-Town Productions) Laura Solomon, an attorney based in Philadelphia who specializes in nonprofits. ...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 »
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 »