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  • Jewish nonprofit understatement of the century

    If the Jewish development professional in your life is feeling the Monday blues, reassure them that it could be worse. In what could reasonably be called the fundraising understatement of the century, here’s a JDC official’s call to action to raise money for Roumanian flood relief, dated July 11, 1932: "We have never failed when such… More ▸

  • Chronicle of Philanthropy asks: Has your fund-raising video raised money?

    The Chronicle of Philanthropy’s Prospecting blog is running a series called “Fund-Raising Videos that Work."  The Chronicle is asking non-profits to send in their fund-raising videos along with some of the back-stories behind how they came to be, the strategies behind the videos, how much each organization spent on the videos, and how much the… More ▸

  • UJA Federation of New York, raises $2 million more than expected

    The country’s largest Jewish federation exceeded its initial fund-raising goals for fiscal year 2010. The UJA-Federation of New York raised $136.1 million through its annual campaign, beating its projection of $134 million, the federation announced Thursday afternoon.  The federation also raised $39.3 million in planned giving and endowments and $5.3 million in capital gifts and… More ▸

  • Decline in unrestricted donations hurts Philly federation

    The Jewish Federation of Greater Philadelphia only saw a 2 percent decline in overall giving last year, but it has had to make significant cuts to a number of its long-standing affiliates because the unrestricted money from donors has shrunk significantly, the Philadelphia Jewish Exponent reports. The federation raised $27.8 million during its fiscal year… More ▸

  • Richard Joel and Daniel Forman: Faith in a changing economic environment

    The spring issue of Contact: The Journal of the Steinhardt Foundation for Jewish Life enlists a dozen of the foremost thinkers on Jewish philanthropy to talk about the state of fund raising. With the Steinhardt Foundation’s permission, The Fundermentalist will republish over the next two weeks pieces from the likes of the foundation’s president, Bob… More ▸