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2016 Major Gifts from Jewish Donors: Not Very Supportive of Jewish Organizations…Yet!

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Sep 15, 2016

Bob Evans dissects the current iteration of the Philanthropy.com Major Donors List to specifically look at what Jewish donors are doing with their dollars.

 

This article originally appeared on ejewishphilanthropy.com.

 

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Environmental Fundraising

Jewish Commitment to the Environment Growing but Uneven Despite Significant Giving by Other U.S. Donors

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Jul 12, 2016

In this article, recently featured on www.ejewishphilanthropy.com, Robert Evans ponders why Jewish donors might not have the environment as high on their priority list as some others.

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A Case Study: When Two Congregations Become One and a Bright Future Emerges

Written by Robert H. Isaacs | Posted on Apr 21, 2016

Though this was a thoughtful and difficult decision for the leadership of the two congregations, the harder work – that of integrating their members into one institution and beginning a new history together – represented the real challenge.

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Retrospective of 2015: Our Top Six Picks!

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Jan 08, 2016

Robert Evans takes a look back at 6 blog posts from 2015 that set the tone for good behavior and good fundraising in 2016.

 

This article originally appeared on www.ejewishphilanthropy.com.
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The URJ Biennial and the Problem of Translating Inspiration

Written by Robert H. Isaacs | Posted on Nov 19, 2015

The more than 5,000 people who attended the 2015 URJ Biennial heard from Vice President Joe Biden among other dignitaries. The gathering was high on inspiration and vision. How do participants capture that energy and build momentum in their home communities? Start by meeting with donors and sharing some of the powerful ideas raised.

 

This article originally appeared on www.ejewishphilanthropy.com.
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Sounding the Call to Revitalize High Holiday Appeals

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Aug 07, 2015

Dissatisfied with the results of your congregation’s recent High Holiday appeals? Thinking the appeal has run its course? Before dispensing with a time honored practice of soliciting support, consider revitalizing the appeal.

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Dues for a Change? Looking at Alternative Synagogue Models

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Jun 29, 2015

A number of synagogues have ditched the century-old financial model of charging dues for membership. What is driving the change? Is it part of a broader shift taking place in American religious and organizational life?

 

This article originally appeared on www.ejewishphilanthropy.com

 

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Can American Jewry Catch the Wave of Generosity?

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Jun 24, 2015

The 60th annual Giving USA survey demonstrated that philanthropy has recovered from the Great Recession and that giving to nearly nonprofit sectors have increased. That is great news for Jewish organizations, but serious challenges remain.

 

This article originally appeared in The Washington Jewish Week.
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Celebrating a Milestone in Akron

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Apr 22, 2015

Robert Evans returns to the “Rust Belt” and the congregation of his youth. He ends up spending as much time pondering the future as reliving the past.

Also seen on ejewishphilanthropy.com.

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How is Fundraising Like March Madness?

Written by Robert Evans | Posted on Apr 09, 2015

When the games is on the line, a team’s best player has to want the ball and embrace the pressure of taking the last shot. The same mentality comes in handy in the running of fundraising campaigns. 

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