Israeli nonprofit representatives meet


JERUSALEM (JTA) — Hundreds of representatives of Israeli nonprofits met to discuss how to improve their own organizations and the entire sector.

The first Future of Nonprofit Summit Israel met Monday in Jaffa, a follow-up to the Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summit in New York last July. The summits are an initiative of REACH3K, a company that consults nonprofits on their development and fundraising strategies, and CAUSIL, a Maryland-based consultancy firm.

“The world of charitable giving and running an organization has changed dramatically in recent years," said Shoshanna Keats Jaskoll, who founded REACH3K along with her sisters, Danielle Keats Berkowitz and Avra Keats Nedjar. "Nonprofits are seeking the tools to remain competitive as leaders of change alongside the business and government sectors in line with the latest trends.”

The program included sessions to help nonprofits achieve publicity and fundraising success in the face of challenges posed by the economic downturn and new trends in social and traditional media.

Israeli lawmaker Avishay Braverman stressed to the representatives that the nonprofit organizations could play a role in benefiting Israeli society as a whole.

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