Weekly Roundup: November 21

A collection of links to the great articles on the nonprofit sector that I’ve read and posted to Twitter between November 15 – November 21, 2010. This weeks topics include:  U.S. Nonprofits  •  Israeli & Jewish Nonprofits  •  Strategy & Governance  •  Marketing & Fundraising  •  Social Media & Internet. Continue reading

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Guest Post: Lessons from Starting, then Closing, My Non-Profit within 4 Months

" Revolving Door Exposure" by verminincChana Mason was born in Colombia and grew up in South Florida. She has a degree in Theatrical Directing and Engineering from Dartmouth College. She has worked in management consulting, high school education, and high-tech. Since moving to Israel in 2003, she has been involved in a number of Israeli non-profits.

Recently, within a matter of months, I opened and then proceeded to close a amutah [Hebrew referring to a registered charity in Israel] here in Israel.  I wanted to open up a seminary [school focusing on religious studies] and, with the advisement of experts in the field, decided it would be best for the seminary to run under its own administrative body.  Unfortunately, we did not come to this understanding until late into the process of developing the seminary, which meant that we were rushed to register the amutah, file in the tax authorities, and open a bank account.  I learned many things in this process that perhaps can help others looking to start their own non-profit organizations. Continue reading

Weekly Roundup: November 14

A collection of links to the great articles on the nonprofit sector that I’ve read and posted to Twitter between November 8 – November 14, 2010. This weeks topics include:  U.S. Tax & Law  •  Israeli Nonprofits  •  Strategy & Governance  •  Marketing & Fundraising  •  Social Media & Internet

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Money Musings: Why Local NPOs Should Fundraise Locally First

Welcome to the first of a new style of video posts, “Money Musings,” which will cover issues and challenges inspired by conversations with nonprofit professionals.

In this episode, I discuss 2 reasons why local nonprofit organizations should fundraise from their constituents first. While the video specifically describes a nonprofit operating in Israel, the principles are true for any charity in any country.

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Weekly Roundup: November 7

A collection of links to the great articles on the nonprofit sector that I’ve read between October 26 – November 7, 2010. This weeks topics include:  International Philanthropy  •  US Tax & Law  •  Strategy & Governance  •  Marketing & Fundraising  •  Social Media & Internet  •  Jewish/Israel Nonprofit & Finance  •  Skills & Personal Development. Continue reading