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ISRAEL CANCER ASSOCIATION USA
November 2, 2009

This rather obscure organization if the US arm of the principal cancer charity operating in Israel--analogous to the American Cancer Society in the US. The main purpose of the US arm is to fund cancer research conducted in Israel. Israeli cancer scientists have one of the most impressive records of innovation in the World. Moreover, such research is arried out at a fraction of the cost of similar work ccnducted in the US or Europe. ICA USA is a very frugal organization with low administrative and fund-raising costs, hence its relatively low profile yet it has funded the work of Nobel-prize-winning scientists.

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I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

observing the efficacy of the scientific research. Having personally funded 3 fellowships, I can attest to the impressive results.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Spend more on marketing as the "story" is so impressive, the returns would justify the expense.

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What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...

The challenge of raising awareness of a one of the most effective yet now widely known cancer charities.

The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...

Highly dedicated and competent.

If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...

Fund many more worthwhile projects. The backlog of unfunded projects by highly credentialed Israeli scientists is sizable.

Ways to make it better...

ICA had been able to raise more funds and reach more people. ICA's marketing budget is quite limited as the organization makes sure that every dollar possible funds valuable research.

In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...

Raising awareness on a National basis.

How frequently have you been involved with the organization?

About every month

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2009

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Member of the Executive Committee and a Director.