David had written for E Jewish Philanthropy where he discusses the Chabad doctrine and how he’s been interested in the continuity of Judaism. David delves into an old conversation with a young Rabbi, where they discuss the importance of tactics in Chabad, and the strategies that underpin them.
David Werdiger dips into the debate about commission-based fundraising. Many current policies prohibit the practice, but what is really needed is a high-level look at remuneration practices within not-for-profits, which should be established to ensure full alignment of interests between employer and employee. [eJewishPhilanthropy]
David Werdiger reflects on Yom Kippur, philanthropy, and our role as God’s agents in helping others [eJewishPhilanthropy]
David Werdiger discusses the Jewish theological basis for accountability in community organisations, which starts from the great leader Moses himself [eJewishPhilanthropy]
Following the Forward’s annual survey of Jewish not-for-profit CEO salaries, David Werdiger questions what we measure and why, and what the philanthropic community can learn from this [eJewishPhilanthropy and BJPA]
Is there such a thing as ‘Jewish driving’? How about ‘Jewish eating’? While the result is the same, the motivation to give is different for everyone, no matter what their religion, background or culture, and often very complex and driven by a variety of factors. Yet for some reason, we have an ongoing binary debate as to the nature of our giving as Jews. Read more at eJewishPhilanthropy.
This article encourages funders to fully embrace the corporate sector’s risk/reward model in their funding: smart philanthropists, like the smart investors, should make themselves aware of the options available for achieving the desired social change and invest accordingly. [eJewishPhilanthropy and JFN]
Having published several articles related to the affordability of Jewish schools as well as the Free Jewish Education Movement, we know that there are many readers interested in options concerning ever-increasing school fees. While many people would be aware of the internal fee assistance programs run by the individual schools, many may not be aware of the following external program, the Werdiger Family Jewish Education Assistance Grants. Galus Australis: Tell us a bit about the history of the grant scheme?…