Many organizations rely upon grants and donations to survive. We recommend that you (at least once a year) perform a sort of "cheshbon hanefesh" by putting yourself in your donors’ shoes.
Nowadays, the first thing that many people look at our touch in the morning is their cellphone. And so, capitalizing on the fact that people look at their phones seemingly hundreds of times throughout the day, there are several shuls (see here and here) who have set up "virtual pushkas"
Many non-profits assume their potential contributors will see the good they will do and generally focus on a theme – a particular disease, helping bring people closer to Judaism, a philanthropic cause, an organization that helps the elderly and the sick, and so on.
When it comes to an investment or fundraising idea, it’s always important to get in on the ground level before an innovative idea, becomes something that people will simply say, “everyone does it nowadays.” Indeed, Marian Davis’ BBQ Sauce which also helps support The Seattle Kollel was a great original concept that gave the non-profit... Read more »