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]
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]
There are several articles on this topic. Firstly, in response to some proposed initiatives for Jewish Day Schools, David Werdiger turns things around and challenges schools to boost revenue and grow rather than cut costs [eJewishPhilanthropy and AVI CHAI Foundation]. Then, a couple of pieces about the Werdiger family Jewish education grant scheme: an interview [Galus Australis] and a press release [J-Wire].