Jewish National Fund

A Blast From the Past: A Tradition of Giving (June 2008)
June 4, 2013

In our June 2008 issue, Diane Scar, then mid-Atlantic zone director of the Jewish National Fund, offered tips on how to turn today's young adults, children and grandchildren into tomorrow's donors in the story, "A Tradition of Giving."

Nadanu Debuts Free Fundraising Platform for Non-Profits
April 11, 2011

E-donations facilitator Nadanu today launched a new platform called MyCharityBox that lets non-profits easily collect funds from donors.

A user registers with Nadanu’s Push-K platform and then “drops coins” which represent monetary donations from a donor’s credit card, PayPal or into a graphic designed to look like a traditional coin box for their favorite charity.

The eCharityBox is programmed to wait until it hits a predetermined amount; when “full,” it sends the donation on to the chosen charity.

Pa. philanthropist hopes to help jobless crisis by giving $1K for each unemployed worker hired
October 19, 2010

A suburban Philadelphia philanthropist who believes charity is a powerful incentive thinks he can help get Americans back to work one donation at a time.

Gene Epstein, 71, is promoting a $250,000 effort called Hire Just One, with plans to make $1,000 donations to charity in the name of businesses that hire an unemployed person and keep the worker on the payroll for at least six months.

Convio Recognizes Nonprofits for Innovation in Online Marketing, Fundraising, Advocacy and Email Marketing at Summit 2009
November 17, 2009

Austin, Texas, November 17, 2009 — Convio today announced the winners of its third annual Innovator Awards as revealed at a ceremony last night at the Convio Summit, the company’s annual conference where more than 650 nonprofit clients, partners and industry thought leaders gather as a community to share common experiences and effective strategies in email marketing, online fundraising, online marketing, social media and advocacy for nonprofits. The Innovator Awards recognize clients who have shown innovation and achievement through the use of Convio’s online fundraising and donor management software and services to better engage supporters to help fulfill their missions.

Grace and Grit
February 1, 2009

2008 was an amazing roller-coaster of a year on so many levels, filled with soaring highs and abysmal lows. A couple of the highlights: The Phillies won the World Series — hey, we’re in Philadelphia; it was a big deal (but whether it made the Eagles’ smashed Super Bowl dreams any less painful is debatable); and, oh yeah, history was made in the political arena when the American people gave Barack Obama the presidency.

A Tradition of Giving
June 1, 2008

Isaac H. Taylor and his bank account were devoted to Israel. His donations, funneled through the Jewish National Fund, helped pay for numerous projects there, including the planting of thousands of trees and the construction of Yad Kennedy, a memorial erected just outside of Jerusalem following the assassination of President John F. Kennedy. A few years ago, when the memorial needed a face-lift, JNF knew exactly where to turn. The century-old, New York-based nonprofit dedicated to preserving and developing the land of Israel decided to contact the families of the original donors, including Isaac Taylor’s son, Dr. Irving Taylor. “The

Meet Our Award Winners!
March 1, 2008

Last month, FundRaising Success named the winners of our 2008 Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards. Take some time now to learn a little more about them and their perspectives on fundraising. Fundraising Professional of the Year Michelle Speas Vice president of development and external relations Old Salem Museums & Gardens (Winston-Salem, N.C.) Organization’s mission: To preserve, interpret and operate the restored town of Salem, from its founding in 1766 to the mid-1850s, as one of America’s largest living history museums. Annual operating budget: $5.8 million How much raised annually: $6.9 million Role models: My staff. They’re my source of inspiration, and they

Reach for the Stars!
February 1, 2008

Since day one, I’ve held that those of us who are responsible for putting out FundRaising Success learn more from our readers than our readers learn from us. And this year’s Fundraising Professionals of the Year Awards have served to punctuate that belief. Each year, we send out nominating forms that are nice and neat, with perfectly balanced categories that cover what we think are all the bases. And each year, we name winners in those respective categories. But this year, the nominations weren’t so cut and dry, and we were reminded that there are thousands of fundraising pros out there who toil in

The Heart of the Matter
November 1, 2005

The New York City-based Jewish National Fund’s mission statement describes the organization as “the caretaker of the land of Israel on behalf of its owners — Jewish people everywhere.” As such, it raises money to implement programs to plant trees, build reservoirs and manage water, and develop land in Israel.

In the fiscal year ending October 2005, the JNF raised $50 million, all in private donations.

Using E-Commerce to Raise Money and Build Stronger Relationshi
August 30, 2005

E-Commerce: Raise Money, Build Constituent Relationships August 30, 2005 By Vinay Bhagat Through e-commerce, nonprofit organizations can raise new funds as well as attract new constituents, encourage them to get more involved, collect information about their interests and motivations, use that information to send more relevant communications and build relationships to encourage loyalty and ongoing support. Several nonprofit groups already run online stores using stand-alone e-commerce tools and services. For example, public radio stations sell premium items, such as videos and T-shirts, outside of pledge drives. However, many nonprofit professionals have not seriously considered e-commerce as a way to drive fundraising, erroneously believing