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adapting to the recession

  • Adapting to the recession: Yemin Orde

    Yemin Orde, the 70-acre youth village in Israel founded 56 years ago to house orphans of the Holocaust, faces the same problems that most Israeli nonprofits are up against these days: Even before the recession went full blown last fall, the shortage of U.S. donations for overseas and Israeli organizations had become a pressing issue…. More ▸

  • Adapting to the recession: Nextbook

    On the surface, the Jewish media world got a flashy newish addition in early June when’s online literary publication relaunched as the beefed-up online magazine Tablet. But look a little deeper and the nonprofit world may have gotten a lesson in how an organization can cut costs and better serve its mission in these… More ▸

  • Adapting to the economy: B’nai B’rith Youth Organization

    A couple of years ago I wrote about the rebirth of BBYO, the century-old, nondenominational teen youth group that after years of decline picked itself out of the nonprofit ashes and revamped its organizational structure and product. So it’s not a surprise that as the nonprofit world now tries to figure out how to keep… More ▸

  • Adapting to the recession: Mechon Hadar

    More evidence that the Jewish nonprofit world is grabbing onto the notion that grassroots fund-raising is necessary as major donors have become harder to tap in the recession: The egalitarian independent yeshiva Mechon Hadar is trying to raise significant dollars in small gifts to fill its end of a $1 million matching grant. Mechon Hadar,… More ▸

  • BBYO and Panim exploring merger, but is it a done deal?

    The Washington Jewish Week has a story about a potential merger between the national youth group BBYO and Panim: The Institute for Jewish Leadership & Values, a Maryland-based young leadership training program. By the end of the summer, reports the newspaper, BBYO will absorb most of Panim’s staff, who will then integrate the organization’s programming… More ▸

  • Adapting to the recession: The Birthright Israel Foundation

    In an effort to become a better resource to nonprofits, The Fundermentalist will keep a running update on what organizations are doing to adapt their fund-raising strategies in the recession. We are putting these strategies out there for you to consider for your own organization. And if your organization has tried something new or is… More ▸