Building Better Neighborhoods

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Since a bequest of $11 million from the estate of Morris Goldseker in 1975, the Goldseker Foundation has grown to a $100 million philanthropy that has granted $85 million to 530 nonprofit organizations in the Baltimore metropolitan area. In the mid-2000s, the foundation’s board expanded to include independent directors and a second generation of Goldseker… Read More

Pinning on Pinterest

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If you’re into social media but haven’t yet discovered Pinterest, then you’re missing out on one of the hottest trends around. As a rapidly growing social network, Pinterest is a virtual museum of online pinboards that users create and curate by “pinning” images, sound and video collected from the Web. Pins can be pictures of… Read More

Going Beyond the Startup Nation

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Each May the world’s leading biomedical companies flock to Israel for the Startup Nation’s annual BioMed Conference, joining participants from more than 45 countries. This year, BioMed is being combined with an Israeli high-technology conference to create the largest advanced technology business forum ever held in the Jewish state: MIXiii: The Israel Innovation Conference. “We’re… Read More

Think You Know About Wines?

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Being in the food and wine business, I’ve sampled a lot of great vino. Many asked how I got so lucky, and I had an “a-ha” moment. Why not share my good fortune? Now you can make like a sommelier at the CITYPEEK Sip & Swirl Wine Club. I started the club for unpretentious foodies… Read More

Funding Hometown Communities

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The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation is one of the largest private charitable foundations in the United States. It grants approximately $100 million each year to nonprofits that provide direct services to low-income and vulnerable individuals and families, primarily in the United States and Israel. Since 1980, the foundation has distributed grants totaling $1.7 billion,… Read More

Strategy Is Everything

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Whether you’re a business or nonprofit, a well-thought-out strategy will make the difference between success and failure for a social media campaign. First, define your goals and objectives. Why are you on social media? To create awareness? Build an engaged community of followers? Solicit donations? Once you have that figured out, make certain your objectives… Read More

Israel’s Excellence in Cyber Security

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There’s no better example of Israel’s cyber security prowess than the contrast between the ineffectual hacking attack on Israeli government websites last year by the cyber terror gang Anonymous and last month’s successful cyber attack on giant retailer Target that resulted in the theft of credit card information from more than 100 million customers. Once… Read More

Philanthropy More Than Just Money

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The Downtown Baltimore JCC is barely a year old and it is already a resounding success. Oversubscribed before it even opened its doors, it now boasts a drop-in center for its more than 75 — and growing — families and eight staffers, and it even has a family happy hour. Much of its success is… Read More

Now’s The Time To Join The Network

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Everyone seemingly has a Facebook or Twitter account these days, but if 2013 left you still wondering what hashtags are all about, then it’s time to get social. Social media’s power to connect people, places and brands is unmatched by any other form of communication today. Used by people of all ages, Facebook is the… Read More

New Study: Israeli Elderly Are At Risk

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An October study by the Taub Center revealed that Israel is one of the great anomalies in the developed world when it comes to poverty among the elderly. Taub Center Executive Director Dan Ben-David said: “The case of poverty among the elderly — those 65 years old and over who are at or above what… Read More