Educational Institutions

ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE

Supporting Israel Around the World

aka StandWithUs

Los Angeles, CA

Mission

StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization which is headquartered in Los Angeles, California We believe that education is the road to peace. StandWithUs is dedicated to informing the public about Israel and to combating the extremism and anti-Semitism that often distorts the issues. We believe that knowledge of the facts will correct common prejudices about the Arab-Israeli conflict, and will promote discussions and policies that can help promote peace in the region. Through print materials, speakers, programs, conferences, missions to Israel, campaigns, social media and internet resources, we ensure that the story of Israel's achievements and ongoing challenges is told on campuses and in communities around the world.

Notes from the Nonprofit

This year we were extremely successful in meeting our Mission. We base this on the numbers included above which make it clear that our reach and impact were greatly enhanced. We are proud of our collaborations and partnerships with other organizations that have similar missions.

Ruling Year

2002

CEO

Roz Rothstein

COO

Jerry Rothstein

Main Address

P.O. Box 341069

Los Angeles, CA 90034 USA

Keywords

Our mission is to ensure that Israel’s side of the story is accurately told, through powerful fact based materials, alerts, speakers, conferences, missions to Israel, social media, the Internet and innovative proactive programs. In addition we counter the misinformation and lies about Israel that are prevalent in the media, on campus and among anti-Israel, anti-Semitic groups.

EIN

01-0566033

 Number

5688901487

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Community/Junior College (B41)

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Our programs

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

College Campus Department

High School Department

Community

Middle School

StandWithUs Legal

Social Media

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Our Results

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one. These quantitative program results are self-reported by the organization, illustrating their committment to transparency, learning, and interest in helping the whole sector learn and grow.

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Number of audience members with favorable attitudes towards the issue or interest

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Jewish people

Related program

College Campus Department

Context notes

We distribute surveys at events to measure our audiences interest and whether our presentations have influenced their views on various topics.

Number of audience members willing to take action on behalf of a specific issue

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

LGBTQ people

Related program

College Campus Department

Context notes

We measure our audiences willingness by having sign up sheets for those who want to take action on issues and we receive calls from audience members after the programs.

Number of audience members saying issue is important to them

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

LGBTQ people

Related program

College Campus Department

Context notes

We are able to determine this from surveys that we distribute at events and programs.

Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Jewish people

Related program

Community

Context notes

Each attending member has previously signed up or signs up at the door.

Number of individuals attending rallies or marches

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Jewish people

Related program

Community

Context notes

People either pre-register or we circulate a sign up sheet which people have to complete.

Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Related program

Community

Context notes

People who pre-register or we provide sign up sheets.

Number of polls conducted with advocacy audience(s)

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males

Related program

Community

Number of outreach attempts to reporters

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

General/Unspecified

Related program

Community

Context notes

We have constant contact with national, local and Jewish media sending them articles. We also get telephone calls by those media outlets to write op-ed's and/or comments.

Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

Community

Context notes

We are doing outreach to policy makers and candidates to educate them about issues relevant to our mission and make presentations to key decision makers and staff.

Number of media partnerships developed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

Community

Context notes

These are media representatives who we are consistently in contact with us and either write articles about our organization, or rely on us as experts for work they are doing.

Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

Community

Context notes

This is judged by the number of articles published about the organization or that are written by our staff.

Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults,

Jewish people

Related program

Community

Context notes

We invite nationally renowned experts to speak at our major events. We also invite those who are experts in their field to educate our supporters and the community at large.

Number of testimonies offered

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

Community

Context notes

Each year at our annual gala we receive testimonials from elected officials and from individuals who have been impacted by our work.

Number of stories successfully placed in the media

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults

Related program

Community

Context notes

We invite media to many of our conferences. and the media has been contacting us asking for our opinion.

Number of research or policy analysis products developed, e.g., reports, briefs

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

LGBTQ people

Related program

College Campus Department

Context notes

We have a large research staff who are experts in various fields who are producing policy analysis for our target audiences.

Number of products distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Females,

Males,

Jewish people

Related program

Community

Context notes

We are the largest publisher of educational materials in our field. We distribute to groups that purchase our materials and are also used on colleges and high schools for educational purposes.

Number of rallies or marches held and attendance

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

No target populations selected

Context notes

165000 in attendance

Number of press releases developed and distributed

TOTALS BY YEAR
Population(s) served

Adults,

General/Unspecified,

Jewish people

Related program

Community

Context notes

These go to the main stream media, the Jewish media and are posted on social media.

Charting Impact

Five powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

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What is the organization aiming to accomplish?

What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?

What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?

How will they know if they are making progress?

What have and haven't they accomplished so far?

StandWithUs's goal is to educate people of all ages around the world about Israel and the middle east. We aim to educate about the history of Israel, the Jewish peoples connection to the land of Israel, and the facts surrounding the middle east conflict with an emphasis on the democratic modern state of Israel.

Another aim that we seek to accomplish is to foster better relations between the people of the United States and people of Israel by explaining shared democratic values.

One of our primary target audiences are college and high school students because the are exposed to such a vast amount of misinformation from the academy and the media.

We employ a multitude of strategies to educate our target audience. Our methodology includes publishing a vast array of printed materials in numerous languages, extensive use of all social media platforms , a speakers bureau of experts in the field, missions to Israel and outreach programs to numerous ethnic and religious groups.

With 18 offices in five countries we have a professional staff of over 100 employees and hundreds of volunteers to execute our mission.

StandWithUs is only 15 years old and has experienced exponential growth establishing new departments and programs that address challenges of achieving our mission. We are able to measure our progress by the growing number of supporters, the increased programming, the fact that we are the largest publisher of Israel educational materials, and have the largest following on Facebook and Twitter of any pro Israel organization which reaches over 50,000,000 people on a weekly basis.

We create effective advocates on behalf of Israel through our fellowship programs which in the last three years have doubled in number. Every year we turn down thousands of applicants due to lack of funding.

One of the major challenges our organization faces is the BDS movement which has now expanded into many aspects of American mainstream life ie: college campuses, unions, pension funds, corporations, academic association and churches. We are the leading organization fighting this movement in all these arenas. We have successfully won over 75% of the battles that we have fought against the BDS movement.

A list of our accomplishments are listed above. To reiterate, our accomplishments include the continuing growth in our number of supporters, the expansion of our publications, the increased number programs that we have on campus, the geographical reach which include Canada, China, India, Australia, Brazil, among others and the geometric growth of our social media.

The challenges of carrying out our mission continue to grow. In response, we recognize the need to open additional offices both in the United States and foreign countries. Although our budget has doubled in the last five years we need the resources to continue to effectively carry out our mission.

External Reviews

Financials

ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE

Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Board Leadership Practices

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BOARD ORIENTATION & EDUCATION

Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations?

Yes

CEO OVERSIGHT

Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year?

Yes

ETHICS & TRANSPARENCY

Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year?

Yes

BOARD COMPOSITION

Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?

Yes

BOARD PERFORMANCE

Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years?

Yes

Organizational Demographics

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Diversity Strategies

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We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
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We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
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We have a diversity committee in place
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We have a diversity manager in place
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We have a diversity plan
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Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We make a conscious effort to hire the best applicants without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.