As Charidy become the new online sensation, David talks about how this becoming an overused funding campaign. He pointed out that if this would go on, donors would be left in fatigue. [ COL Live, Blogspot, Shmais].
A new record was set when the stars of Collingwood and Carlton football clubs came together on Wednesday 5 August to help Peter Mac defeat cancer at the Peter Mac Cup Breakfast. Together with more than 380 guests, the Pies and the Blues raised more than $167K for life-saving cancer research at the business breakfast, achieving the best result in the event’s 13 year history. David Werdiger is a member of the volunteer organising committee.
David will deliver a keynote address at the marcus evans PWM APAC Summit to be held on November 2-4, 2015 in Kuala Lumpur. He will share his insights as a second generation family member and entrepreneur in “Finding Balance: Striking a Balance between Investment and Philanthropy”: Redefining family legacy to achieve both wealth creation and social value Understanding entrepreneurial risk to build a sustainable and secure investment portfolio Managing the new forms of risk in a family office context For more information, see here…
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 reflects on Yeshivah-Beth Rivkah’s new school fee initiative – YBRCAPS – and how it helps break down the barriers for parents who can’t afford expensive fees [J-Wire].
David Werdiger will be appearing in several panel sessions at Limmud Oz this year, which takes place 7-9 June 2014 at Monash University Caulfield Campus. “Vegetarian and Jewish?”, with Anthony Frosh, Nikki Silbert & Seraphya Berrin “Australian Jewish philanthropy: who gives a buck?” with Karen Mahlab & Mark Joel “Whither Jewish Australia?” with Danny Schiff These should be thought-provoking and informative sessions.
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]
Don’t you wonder where all the money goes when you give to those venerable-looking men who come knocking at your door? A big-picture look at the meshulach industry in Australia, and what we really achieve when giving in this way. [J-Wire]
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]