Weekly Roundup: December 12

A collection of links to the great articles covering the nonprofit sector that I have reviewed and posted to Twitter between December 1 – December 12.  This week’s topics include: U.S. Tax & Law •  Israeli & Jewish Nonprofits  •  Strategy & Governance  •  Marketing & Fundraising  •  Potpourri. Continue reading

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4 Reasons Why NOT to Establish an “American Friends of” Organization

Israeli charities (amutot in Hebrew) rely on donations from overseas – no secret there.  Many foreign-based charities choose to create an American based nonprofit, more commonly referred to as a “Friends of” organization so donations can be tax-deductible vis-a-vis the American Federal Government. (In a previous post, I spoke about IRS trends when a “Friends of Organization” is applying for tax-exempt status.)

However, it could be that establishing a “Friends of” organization is not in your charity’s best interest. The following are some considerations that elaborate on:

Why not to establish a U.S. registered “Friends of” Organization to help fundraise? Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: May 16

A list of great articles from around the web that I posted to Twitter from May 2 – May 15, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Strategy & Governance; Social Media & Internet >> Fundraising; Social Media & Internet >> Recreation; Israel; Banking & Economy; and Potpourri.

I didn’t have so much time last week, forcing me to combine 2 weeks worth of links. Man, oh man. I hope you’ve got some time, there are some great articles below.  Not to mention some really funny ones, as well. Enjoy them both. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: May 2

A list of the great articles from around the web that I have read from April 25 – May 2, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Governance & Strategy; Social Media & Internet -> Fundraising; Social Media & Internet -> How-To Tips; Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: April 26

A list of the essential articles that I posted to Twitter from April 11 – April 24, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Strategy & Governance; IRS Trends; Social Media & Fundraising; Jewish Nonprofits; Israel Economy & Finance; and Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: April 11

A list of the essential articles I posted to Twitter from March 14 – April 10, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Nonprofit Strategy & Governance; Social Media & Fundraising; Jewish Nonprofit World; Economy & Finance; and Potpourri. Continue reading

Weekly Must-Reads: February 21

A list of the essential articles I posted to Twitter from February 14 – February 20, 2010.  This week’s topics include: Nonprofit Strategy & Governance; Internet, Social Media & Fundraising; Jewish Nonprofits; Israel Economics; and Potpourri. Continue reading