In its fourth year, the Israel Wildlife Rescue Service (JWRSS) is a nonprofit organization that helps rescue animals from the brink of extinction.
But in 2016, its fundraising numbers dropped dramatically.
That year, its staff of four had to work longer hours to fulfill the needs of the rescue, and in some cases had to wait longer than three weeks for their animals to be released.
In order to stay afloat, JWRSS also had to raise additional money, raising around $15,000 a year.
To cover those expenses, the organization relies on donations, a fundraising campaign, and fundraising events in communities around the world.
“The rescue has to be able to go to work, get food, clothes, shelter and water and that’s not easy,” says Gershon Cohen, the JWRS’s director of operations.
“That’s the only way to stay alive.”
This week, the International Rescue Committee announced a new initiative to raise funds for the organization, which has been operating since 2008.
The goal is to reach $2 million in 2017.
The International Rescue Fund (IRC) is one of the largest humanitarian organizations in the world and is committed to helping the less fortunate.
But it has struggled to reach the $2 billion goal, as it has faced many of the same challenges as the Israel Conservation Fund (ICF), which was launched in 2009 to help Israel save the animals and save its natural habitat.
According to its own research, Israel Conservation Funds’ biggest impact is its funding of the JRS, and it’s not the only NGO that has been struggling to sustain itself.
The Israel Conservation Foundation (ICFF) has a similar problem, and the JRCS has a different model to begin with.
“For many NGOs, fundraising is the last thing they need,” says Rabbi Avi Shmuel, an executive director of the Israel Rescue Committee.
“They’re very concerned with the fundraising.
They don’t care about the animals.”
The JRCSS’ biggest challenge is its lack of experience.
Although it’s been operating in Israel for a long time, it was only created in 2014.
Its first rescue was in 2009, and its mission is to bring rescue animals to Israel to be rehabilitated and rehabilitated again.
The organization is a volunteer organization and relies on the generosity of its members to raise money for the rescue.
“We can’t have donors coming and donating, and then we have to ask them for donations, and if they don’t give, we don’t get the animals,” Cohen says.
But if donors can’t be found, the fundraising campaign can quickly go to waste.
“It’s a huge risk.
It’s a risk you don’t want to take, even if you’re a good person,” says Shmiel.
“I hope it can happen someday, but it’s difficult for us.
There are too many risks.
Our donors don’t understand the risks.”
But even if they understand the risk, they can’t take on all of the challenges that come with fundraising.
“If you have a successful fundraising campaign and you can make a dent in a situation, you have to accept that risk,” Shmue says.
“And there’s a lot of risk, even when you do the right thing.
You’re going to be criticized, people say you’re not giving enough, but you’re only going to make a few dollars.”
The main challenge for the JNRSS is that its fundraising operation is not as efficient as that of the ICFF.
For example, its website says that each year, they are able to raise about $1 million.
But, as of March 31, the year it was created, they had raised just $11,842, which is less than half the $14,917 they were able to achieve last year.
The JWRss and the ICFS are not alone in having a difficult time raising money, and neither are the Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Industry (MINI) and the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Development (MAVR).
In their most recent reports, both agencies listed a similar situation: that of an organization that is raising money for its own sake, and that is not focused on protecting the environment.
In an internal memo obtained by The Jerusalem Report, both MINI and MAVR highlighted that while the government’s own goal is a minimum of one million animals a year, it has not made any commitment to increase its funding, and instead, it’s focused on “saving animals.”
But the issue of the ministry’s fundraising strategy has been on the front burner for months.
In a November 2016 email, MINI noted that the ministry had already raised $8,869.
In another email, MAVR explained that the organization had raised only $4,547 for its annual fundraising event, which was held in January.
Both organizations also said that in 2016 they raised $2.4 million from donors.
While both organizations have raised significant sums for their own projects, they’ve struggled to match