Weekly Roundup: September 12

Links to the articles I’ve reviewed and posted to Twitter between August 8 – September 12, 2011.  This week’s topics include:  U.S. Regulations  •  Israel & Jewish  •  Governance & Strategy  •  Fundraising & Marketing  •  Social Media & Internet  •  Personal Development  •  OP-EDs

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Does this affect your rabbi? PatrickSternal: Peter Reilly on clergy housing exemption onforb.es/oyZT70 A workable solution?


Jaded (buy true?) analysis on Haaretz why the rich in Israel now favor “giving” back more ow.ly/1wmDyg / though, I don’t like the Buffet ex.

Could a lowering of the Bank of Israel interest rate be in the horizon ow.ly/1wrpmm

Finally, equality for all Israel nonprofit orgs as Public Benefit Companies join the list on GuidestarIL ow.ly/1wG6DW

Gr8 analysis of crossroads facing Israel & the protesters in favor of “social welfare” ow.ly/1wM6dq


Fiscal Sponsorship: How to create social change without becoming a 501c3, by Askmanny ow.ly/1wm3OG via GTak

The difference btwn Vision & Mission and understanding which needs to come first http://ow.ly/5Z1DA via Sethacohen33 & BrianMSeymour

A Good Reminder: 18 Questions Good Board Members Should Be Asking ow.ly/1wb8XE in eJPhil

7 steps to ensure that your gr8 ideas become gr8 programs, by Stephen Donshik ow.ly/1wb6iW in eJPhil


The super imp dif when fundraising btwn Push vs Pull activities, by Nedgington ow.ly/1wuLEX via eJPhil

Nice overview >> GTak: Financing Options for Social Enterprises (a.k.a. nonprofits) ow.ly/1wOWdk


Davidcorman: 5 Ways Community Banks Can Use Social Media ow.ly/1wM84n

Nice variety & depth >> Kanter: The ROI of Social Media: 10 Case Studies | Scoopit ow.ly/1wXu6G

Is it really just a numbers game? WomenWhoTech: On avg, nonprofit orgs had 110 FB fans per 1000 email subscribers frogloop.com/care2blog/2011…

Feeling unloved? 9 Reasons Why Your Content Is Not Shared on Social Networks, by Mike_Stelzner http://ow.ly/6gDXi via eJPhil

Askdebra: Great blog post from @idealware! A Basic Introduction to LinkedIn ow.ly/1wuTPy LinkedInExpert


5 ways to keep your innovative ideas from drying up & blowing away, by SBLeaders http://ow.ly/1vtamm via GuyKawasaki

Rosettathurman: 15 Powerful Questions to Ask Yourself About Your Nonprofit Career ow.ly/1wba9x


More $$ for proven concepts & less for the new, shiny & risky. Ex: Juno (by BobOttenhoff) ow.ly/1wIX8j via Pndblog

Can a national day of volunteering be a bad thig? Npquarterly: Obama calls to commemorate 9/11 by volunteering ow.ly/1wIJF6

Still mulling over this one: Why Steve Jobs & I Hate Charity, by Joewaters ow.ly/1wOWXG

Book review by P2173: Impact Investing ow.ly/1wXDKB via NAFund & Smartgivers


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