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 »
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 »
Zavit Shalosh relates that the Rasham Ha'amutot released an updated version of the Nihul Takin on the Rasham's website. Furthermore, the Rasham has invited all interested parties to email comments until September 30th.Read more »
But, alas, in Israel the answer is no...kind of. Cryptic, but true. That is to say that in my experience as a banker, I have both ordered credit cards for charities that wanted them and canceled credit cards for charities that were told it was "illegal" to have them.Read more »
Even before the dust settles in the States, Israel and her charities will already start to feel the effects from last week's scandal.Read more »