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Can Your Venture Survive the $2,000 Challenge?

A recent NPR podcast told of a report done back in 2011 by Oxford professor Peter Tufano.  He set out to examine how fragile American households are by exploring if a family could come up with $2,000 with 30 days notice. Research showed that most emergencies can be solved by $2,000: unexpected car trouble; [...]

By | December 4th, 2017|Business Strategy|0 Comments

Guest Post: Lessons from a Short-Lived Nonprofit

[This article first appeared in my previous site, The Nonprofit Banker, back in November 2010.  It's as relevant now as it was then.] Chana Mason was born in Colombia and grew up in South Florida. She has a degree in Theatrical Directing and Engineering from Dartmouth College. She has worked in management consulting, high school education, [...]

By | February 6th, 2016|Financing a Nonprofit, Opening a Charity|0 Comments

The 3 Questions Your Fledgling Business NEEDS to Ask

Yesterday Hub Etzion, a co-working space located in Gush Etzion where I physically sit and serve as its board chair, hosted veteran PR & Communication strategist Alan Weinkrantz.  Alan lent his talents by holding open "office hours" for over five hours for local businesses and startups.  Then, later in the evening he hosted a pizza party [...]

By | December 30th, 2015|Business Strategy|0 Comments

Donating Only After-the-Fact…Help Me Understand

Receiving a donation can actually be harmful to a charity?  Isn’t that counter-intuitive?  Absolutely. Let me explain. How a donor or foundation donates is just as important as how much they donate. Practically speaking, a foundation’s grant process should be straightforward enough so charities are not excessively burdened when applying.   Another example is respectful [...]

By | July 12th, 2015|Cash Flow, Financing a Nonprofit|0 Comments

Managing Cash Flow: A Case Where Nonprofits Have an Advantage Over For-Profits

All organizations face two major financial challenges: creating a BUDGET that ensures that expected income is greater than anticipated expenses and managing CASH FLOW to ensure that there is always enough money in-hand to pay for said costs. Most often it is managing cash flow that is the greater difficulty.  Which, when you think about [...]

By | April 15th, 2015|Cash Flow, ללא קטגוריה|0 Comments

3 Take-Aways about Business-Models from the Forum on Information Systems

Today, I attended the first meeting of the Nonprofit Forum on Information Systems. The first speaker, Raz Hyperman (it’s an Israel name, go with me here), a senior member of the Israeli government’s Information and Communication Technology Division, shared a number of axioms related to Business Models that are applicable to both for-profits and nonprofits, [...]

By | March 8th, 2015|Business Strategy, Lowering Costs, ללא קטגוריה|0 Comments

Avoiding “Fashlas” by Your Accountant

The word fashla is Hebrew colloquial for “screw-up”. And yes, even your accountant, an Israeli charity’s best friend, can make a few. As a banker I see this particular slip-up more often than you think. Here are two ways to avoid your accountant inadvertently putting your organization’s bank account in the red.  PRELUDE In Israel, the [...]

By | August 23rd, 2012|Accounting/Bookkeeping, Banking, ללא קטגוריה|0 Comments

6 Questions to Help Choose the Right Conduit Organization

The sole purpose of my previous piece, Defining a Conduit Organization, was to address the more important question of this post, “How to Choose the Right Conduit?” After all, for many organizations operating outside the United States, specifically those in Israel, fundraising in America plays a vital role in the business strategy of the nonprofit.  Some charities [...]

By | January 27th, 2011|Financing a Nonprofit, ללא קטגוריה|0 Comments

6 Reasons “Friends of” Orgs Should Bank Abroad

The fiscal responsibilities of an American charity have become more complicated in recent years. Increased scrutiny from the IRS, more intricate tax documentation, the recent economic crisis, and donors’ need for transparency, are just a few of the challenges facing the sector. When a charity operates internationally these difficulties are only exacerbated. These global organizations [...]

By | December 16th, 2010|Banking, ללא קטגוריה|0 Comments