The 990 is a complicated form, reflecting the complexity of our tax code. Make too many mistakes and your organization risks repelling potential donors and, possibly, loosing its tax exempt status. Guest blogger Sarah Avery, of the accounting firm Friedman LLP, offers some guidance on navigating the form’s intricacies.Read More »
Sean Parker’s recent essay in the Wall Street Journal, in which he said philanthropists should emulate hackers, demonstrated the unique mindset of millennial donors. Here are some thoughts about the challenges and opportunities presented by seeking support from millennials.Read More »
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.Read More »
In the second piece in a series on preparing for #GivingTuesday, we provide more steps organizations can take to participate in a global social media and philanthropic phenomenon. This installment focuses on developing a communications plan and creating a toolkit.Read More »
The leaders of nonprofit arts and culture organizations may not think of themselves as entrepreneurs. But guest blogger Elaine Grogan Luttrull argues that arts groups must adopt the entrepreneurial spirit if they are to survive in a competitive marketplace and supplement philanthropy with earned income.Read More »
Robert Evans makes an ethical and practical case against commission-based fundraising. Despite attempts by the mainstream nonprofit community to discourage commission-based relationships, the practice persists – and it fuels donor skepticism.Read More »
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?
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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.