Why Your organization Needs a Broad Donor Base – Take 2

And now…Taglit-Birthright Israel. One of our favorite organizations. Thanks to Haaretz for this story.

Birthright Israel, the popular initiative offering young Jews free trips to Israel, may be unable to pay for thousands of such trips in the summer of 2009, due to the financial meltdown of its largest donor.
A $20-million pledge to the group from casino mogul Sheldon Adelson is now in question. Two sources close to the organization say that, as a result, Birthright is planning its summer trips on the assumption that that pledge will not materialize.

In a recent move, seen as an effort to boost fundraising, the Birthright Israel Foundation, which raises money to fund the trips, announced it had hired veteran fundraiser to take over as its head professional at the beginning of 2009.

Next blog…working towards a solution