Weekly Must-Read Links: December 27

A list of my favorite articles that I posted to Twitter from December 20 – December 26, 2009.  Organized by category: Nonprofit Governance & Strategy; Internet, Social Media, Fundraising & Donor Relations; Israel/Jewish Nonprofit Community; and Potpourri.

Tizku LeMitzvot [May you continue to merit doing good deeds],



Nonprofit Governance & Strategy

Study: NPOs are (1) failing to fully tap the pool of potential volunteers & (2) failing to engage them & their know-how. http://ow.ly/OkZ4

Jewish Donor’s Blog: “You Don’t Need to Give a Lot to Make a Difference,” A donation strategy that gets back to the basics http://ow.ly/OnkZ

RT @GuyKawasaki: Why you need to think Small, Simple, and Shared in 2010 by@Chrisbrogan http://om.ly/dOuP // It’s all about K.I.S.S.


Internet, Social Media, Fundraising & Donor Relations

RT @LJacobwith: RT @fundraiserhelp: Four ways to raise more money with your newsletter.http://ow.ly/O0bm #fundraising #nonprofit

RT @davidcorman: Five Best Collaboration Tools http://ow.ly/O9C8 // @CharlieKalech the article also contains links on how to use Google Wave

->@kanter: “What lessons will Pepsi learn about crowdsourcing for social good from the Chase Bank contest failure?” http://ow.ly/ObOy

Open letter to Chase about the two mistakes of their Online Giving Challenge & how to fix them.http://ow.ly/Oll0 via @askdebra @p2173

RT @nptechblogs: ->@care2frogloop: Best Nonprofit Campaigns of 2009 http://ow.ly/P5uX

2 sides of NPO online contests: “The Dark Side of Online Contests” http://ow.ly/P4Bb & “Competition is Good” http://ow.ly/P4A5 via@kanter

Google Case Study: On websites, should the default donation amount be left blank? Food for thought. http://ow.ly/P4I5 via @nonprofitadvice

RT @jewishbloggers: ->@jgooderscom Is Your Website a Good Fundraiser? http://ow.ly/OZxPhttp://ow.ly/OZyM // Some good fundamentals


Israel/Jewish Nonprofit Community

RT @Israel_News: Globes: OECD calls to weaken #Israel Finance Ministry, suggests an independent council like in Sweden. http://ow.ly/ObBr

RT @davidcorman: Meetup & networking groups in Jerusalem: JBNF http://bit.ly/59TLSc ESEI http://bit.ly/5Qqlhj JWP http://bit.ly/5wBtJR

New Jewish Social Venture Incubator. Could this be the best one yet? // RT @ujafedny: The New Jewish Peoplehood Hub http://ow.ly/P4DW



Reuters: As U.S. housing market recovers, a few reasons why we should wait to celebrate. http://ow.ly/Oomn

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