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Dollars Making Sense is a free, monthly e-newsletter for nonprofit volunteers, professional leaders, and philanthropists who want to to understand and implement the most effective ways to raise money, develop leaders and create more viable futures.

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2014

Boca Raton Non-Profit Expert Invited to Speak
02/02/2014
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Creating Lasting Corporate Partnerships
02/02/2014
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2013

Changes in Our Tax Code: Seize the Opportunity!
03/29/2013
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2012

Capitalizing on Emerging Jewish Charitable Markets: New Donors, New Causes and the New Normal
10/16/2012
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Capturing the Emerging Charitable Markets in the USA: Fundraising for Israel-Based Organizations in the New Economy
09/19/2012
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Financial Decisions, Transparency, and Inappropriate Expenses: Let’s Define Good & Proper Behavior!
09/19/2012
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Gearing Up for the Fall: Harnessing Energy for the Year’s Final Lap
08/27/2012
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As the Face of Philanthropy Changes, So Should the Faces that Promote It
08/05/2012
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Accountability and Transparency: A Must for All Israel-Based Organizations in the “New Normal”
07/02/2012
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U.S. Charitable Giving Increases Modestly in 2011
06/19/2012
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Pre-Campaign Planning: The Foundation for Successful Campaigns
06/14/2012
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Payments in Lieu of Taxes: Necessary Evil or Unfair Imposition?
05/31/2012
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What Do Donors Want? Are Nonprofits Listening? Are Compromises Possible?
05/21/2012
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A Conversation about the Relevancy of Denominations and 21st Century American Jews
05/11/2012
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Non-Cash Giving Can Be an Important Donor Option
05/03/2012
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Connecting Practices and Learning from Each Other
04/04/2012
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What Is The State of the Job Market for Jewish Development Professionals?
03/27/2012
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Will Proposed Tax Law Changes Impact Giving to Jewish Nonprofits?
03/15/2012
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Branding Jewish NPOs
03/08/2012
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Synagogues and Other Jewish Nonprofits: Tackling Planned Giving Yet?
03/02/2012
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Social Media and Jewish Nonprofits: Missing in Action?
02/15/2012
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Modern Jewish Women Donors: A New Paradigm
02/05/2012
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Transparency and Financial Oversight: What Your Stakeholders See Can Help You
01/24/2012
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The Largest Gifts in 2011: Missing Jewish Support
01/10/2012
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Twelve Insights about Giving in 2012
01/04/2012
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2011

“Takeaways” from WRJ’s Assembly and URJ’s Biennial: Women and Youth Lead the Way
12/22/2011
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Reflecting on URJ’s Biennial: Where Is Encouraging Philanthropy?
12/20/2011
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Jews and Donor Advised Funds: A Popular Vehicle
12/15/2011
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Myths of Jews, Jewish Nonprofits and Giving
12/06/2011
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When Good Donors Go Bad
11/14/2011
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Too Many Jewish Institutions
11/03/2011
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The Inequality of Opportunity
10/05/2011
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Fundraising’s Chilly Air: the View from Jerusalem
09/15/2011
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A Special Report: Giving to Israel Down 16%
09/12/2011
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A Millenial Looks at Fundraising and the Jewish Community
09/09/2011
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Passion in the Recipe for a Successful Fundraising Campaign
08/30/2011
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Technology Revisited and Recharged
08/16/2011
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Why are Jewish Nonprofits Afraid of the Power of Technology for Fundraising?
08/01/2011
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Conveying The “ROI” To Foundations
07/12/2011
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Jewish Organizations Helping to Rebuild Tornado-Stricken State
07/07/2011
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U.S. Giving Increased in 2010
06/20/2011
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IRS Targets 1534 Jewish Nonprofits
06/16/2011
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Who is Your (Jewish) Donor?
06/01/2011
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Taxing the Tax-Exempt
05/15/2011
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The Importance of Face-to-Face Meetings with Donors
04/28/2011
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Do Taxes Impact Philanthropy?
04/14/2011
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A Deeper Look Into 11 Ideas for 2011
04/03/2011
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The “New Normal” Impacts Israel-Based NPOs: Vision, Leadership and Partnership Are Key
03/24/2011
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The Complexities of Synagogue Management: What Are Tomorrow’s Priorities?
03/15/2011
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Addressing Non-Profit Partnerships: Taking a Look at AFMDA
02/02/2011
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Eleven Ideas for 2011: Re-invigorating Your Non-Profit for the New Year
01/18/2011
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2010

The Evolution of Special Events as a Fundraising Opportunity
10/11/2010
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Success for Israeli NGO’s in the U.S.
09/20/2010
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The Impact of Taxes on Giving in 2010 and 2011
09/14/2010
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Regaining Our Fundraising Strength: A Longer Horizon
08/25/2010
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Giving USA Methodology Raises Some Questions
08/17/2010
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Reflections on the NewCAJE and Important Fundraising Questions
08/11/2010
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Opinion: Charitable Challenge Can Be Met With the Right Resources
07/15/2010
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Planned Giving Must Be A Critical Component of Fundraising Efforts
06/30/2010
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U.S. Giving in 2009 Exceeds $300 billion
06/09/2010
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Inside Perspective on Young Philanthropy
05/18/2010
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A New Young Rabbi Takes the Helm
04/27/2010
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Preparing for and Predicting the Future of Giving
04/12/2010
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The Importance of Gift Acceptance Policies
03/15/2010
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Operation Shalom: A Call to Unify the Jewish Community
03/03/2010
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Transparency: An Enduring Component of the Non-Profit World
03/02/2010
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Be Jewish Calendar Conscious
02/16/2010
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The Re-Introduction of the Major Gift
02/01/2010
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Reaching Donors in 2010: Old vs. New Ways
01/18/2010
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Can Investments and Charitable Giving Co-exist?
01/05/2010
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2009

When Will the Jewish Community Truly Go “Green”?
12/20/2009
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Let’s Pay More Attention to Jewish Women as Donors!
12/15/2009
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Try to Make Every Donated Dollar Count
12/10/2009
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Plight of the nonprofit: State’s groups struggle
12/08/2009
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Have Non-Profits Forgotten to Say “Thank You”?
12/07/2009
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Is Your Non-Profit In Compliance?
12/07/2009
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URJ Biennial Update: More of the Same With Some Slight Re-Packaging
11/08/2009
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Highlights from Giving USA’s Spotlight: Giving Recovery after Economic Depression
11/04/2009
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Jewish Women in Philanthropy: A Conversation with Susan Stern
11/02/2009
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Is the Charitable Giving Cup Half Empty or Half Full?
10/14/2009
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Is Planned Giving Part of Your Agency’s Program? part 2
10/07/2009
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Is Planned Giving Part of Your Agency’s Program?
09/30/2009
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Spotlight: Dr. Ernest Kahn: An Icon in America’s Jewish Community Speaks Out
09/23/2009
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Spotlight: Perspectives in Giving On-Line; What Lies Ahead?
09/16/2009
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Spotlight: Patrick Rooney
09/09/2009
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This Year, Stakes Remain Even Higher for the High Holidays
09/03/2009
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Transparency: Ensuring You Register For The Right Game
08/24/2009
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A College Student Speaks Out About Philanthropy
08/09/2009
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Building Bridges: How to Navigate International Clients in American Waters
07/26/2009
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When Times Are Tough, People Support Houses of Worship…Even Jews!
07/12/2009
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Giving USA’S Annual Report: How to Gauge the Results from 2008 and Plan for the Rest of 2009
06/30/2009
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Guest Post: 2008 charitable giving represents spectacular results despite decline
06/15/2009
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Charitable Giving: The Good, the Bad and the Ugly
06/11/2009
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Donor Recognition: Balancing Modesty and Smart Fundraising Seven Ways
06/01/2009
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Donor Advised Funds Replacing Family Foundations: Less Control But Lower Costs?
05/18/2009
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Report Card: Is Jewish Philanthropy In a Seismic Shift, Too?
05/03/2009
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Do Not Let Perception Become Reality
04/19/2009
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Is Jewish Philanthropy In a Seismic Shift (#2)
04/06/2009
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Is Jewish Philanthropy in a Seismic Shift?
03/23/2009
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The Great Debate Continues: Invade Your Endowment or Not?
03/09/2009
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Dipping into Endowments: Entering a Danger Zone
02/22/2009
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Today, region’s nonprofits must be even more strategic
02/13/2009
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The Top Jewish Donors and Jewish Giving: Why the Disconnect?
02/09/2009
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Putting it in Perspective
01/13/2009
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