Educational Institutions

ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE

  • Los Angeles, CA
  • www.standwithus.com

Mission Statement

StandWithUs is an international, non-profit organization which is headquartered in Los Angeles, California and has 15 offices throughout the United States, one office in Canada, one office in the UK and one office in Israel. 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. Based in Los Angeles, StandWithUs has 18 offices across the U.S., Canada, Israel and in the UK.

Main Programs

  1. College Campus Department
  2. High School Department
  3. Community
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We operate our campus program presently on college campuses in 35 states. Our campus program operates in three Canadian provinces. The campus program also operates in the UK, France and Germany. Our Israel office, directs our campus programs in Israel, South Africa, Australia, India and China.

Our high school program headquartered in New York city runs programs in 28 states and three provinces in Canada.

Recently StandWithUs has begun a junior high school program, headquartered in Los Angeles, whose purpose is to educate junior high school students about Israel.

StandWithUs puts on community events worldwide including the United States, Canada, UK, Israel, South Africa, Australia and China.

Our social media program, primarily on Facebook, Twitter, UTube and Baidu in China reaches a global audience averaging more than 40 million interactions worldwide. We have Facebook pages in 5 different languages including Arabic, which educates the Arab world on true facts about Israel.

ruling year

2002

CEO since 2001

Self-reported

Roz Rothstein

COO since 2001

Self-reported

Jerry Rothstein

Keywords

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Educating people around the world

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Also Known As

StandWithUs

EIN

01-0566033

 Number

5688901487

Physical Address

6505 Wilshire Blvd 5th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90048

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Undergraduate College (4-year) (B42)

Secondary/High School (B25)

Community/Junior College (B41)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Programs

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

Program 1

College Campus Department

Our campus programs continue to grow at a rapid rate. Students love our internships, conferences,
speakers, materials, and social media campaigns. We have the largest number of staff and student
leaders for Israel on campuses. As part of our campus work, we are on the front lines of helping
students with the fight for hearts and minds in the boycott movement against Israel. We guide them
as they respond to lies and misinformation. We empower them to educate and lead their peers and
stand up proudly for Israel. Our work in this space has made a tremendous difference in the debate
on campuses. As part of our efforts, we work with any and every available campus group that has
Israel education as part of its mission statement. We have been told by other organizations that
we have inspired them to do more in this area of their own work, and they are grateful to us for our
resources. We have also recently incorporated a large campus program that helps follow up on
Birthright trips to Israel.
Supporting Israel Around The World

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Young Adults (20-25 years) -- currently not in use

Budget

Program 2

High School Department

StandWithUs has created the StandWithUs Internship.

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Youth/Adolescents only (14 - 19 years)

Budget

Program 3

Community

We recognize the importance of educating people of all ages about Israel,so we do a tremendous amount of outreach to the community at large.
Among our high-impact community programs, we also reach out to muli-cultural populating including Hindu, Chinese, Korean, and Christian audiences. Our speakers and film events are well attended. We continue to distribute our materials to churches,synagogues, and public schools.
This past summer we completed work on two new
publications that are used by students and communities alike: “Know
Your Rights” and also “Explaining the BDS Movement.”

Category

Education

Population(s) Served

Adults

General Public/Unspecified

Budget

Results

Self-reported by organization

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.

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

Target Population
Females, Males, Jewish people

Connected to a Program?
College Campus Department
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We distribute surveys at events to measure our audiences interest and whether our presentations have influenced their views on various topics.

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

Target Population
Females, Males, LGBTQ people

Connected to a Program?
College Campus Department
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

3. Number of audience members saying issue is important to them

Target Population
Females, Males, LGBTQ people

Connected to a Program?
College Campus Department
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We are able to determine this from surveys that we distribute at events and programs.

4. Number of individuals attending community events or trainings

Target Population
Females, Males, Jewish people

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Each attending member has previously signed up or signs up at the door.

5. Number of individuals attending rallies or marches

Target Population
Females, Males, Jewish people

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
People either pre-register or we circulate a sign up sheet which people have to complete.

6. Number of individuals attending briefings and presentations

Target Population
Females, Males, Aging, elderly, senior citizens

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
People with pre-register or we provide sign up sheets.

7. Number of polls conducted with advocacy audience(s)

Target Population
Females, Males

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

8. Number of outreach attempts to reporters

Target Population
General/Unspecified

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

9. Number of meetings with policymakers or candidates

Target Population
Adults

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

10. Number of media partnerships developed

Target Population
Adults

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

11. Number of media articles reflecting preferred issue framing

Target Population
Adults

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
This is judged by the number of articles published about the organization or that are written by our staff.

12. Number of invitations for advocates to speak as experts

Target Population
Adults, Jewish people

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

13. Number of testimonies offered

Target Population
Adults

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
Each year at our annual gala we receive testimonials from elected officials and from individuals who have been impacted by our work.

14. Number of stories successfully placed in the media

Target Population
Adults

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric

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

Target Population
Females, Males, LGBTQ people

Connected to a Program?
College Campus Department
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
We have a large research staff who are experts in various fields who are producing policy analysis for our target audiences.

16. Number of products distributed

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
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.

17. Number of rallies or marches held and attendance

Target Population
No target populations selected

Connected to a Program?
n/a
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
150000 in attendance

18. Number of press releases developed and distributed

Target Population
Adults

Connected to a Program?
Community
TOTALS BY YEAR
Context notes for this metric
These go to the main stream media, the Jewish media and are posted on social media.

Charting Impact

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

  1. What is the organization aiming to accomplish?
    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.
  2. What are the organization's key strategies for making this happen?
    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.
  3. What are the organization's capabilities for doing this?
    With 18 offices in five countries we have a professional staff of over 100 employees and hundreds of volunteers to execute our mission.
  4. How will they know if they are making progress?
    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.
  5. What have and haven't they accomplished so far?
    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.
Service Areas

Self-reported

International

We operate our campus program presently on college campuses in 35 states. Our campus program operates in three Canadian provinces. The campus program also operates in the UK, France and Germany. Our Israel office, directs our campus programs in Israel, South Africa, Australia, India and China.

Our high school program headquartered in New York city runs programs in 28 states and three provinces in Canada.

Recently StandWithUs has begun a junior high school program, headquartered in Los Angeles, whose purpose is to educate junior high school students about Israel.

StandWithUs puts on community events worldwide including the United States, Canada, UK, Israel, South Africa, Australia and China.

Our social media program, primarily on Facebook, Twitter, UTube and Baidu in China reaches a global audience averaging more than 40 million interactions worldwide. We have Facebook pages in 5 different languages including Arabic, which educates the Arab world on true facts about Israel.

Social Media

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Financials

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ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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

ISRAEL EMERGENCY ALLIANCE

Leadership

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CEO

Roz Rothstein

COO

Jerry Rothstein

STATEMENT FROM THE CEO

"Since our inception on May 21, 2001, StandWithUs has been dedicated to educating people around the world about Israel and to challenging misinformation about the Jewish state.
Our mission is to inspire, mobilize and give tools to Israel's supporters so they can become an international army of educators who foster goodwill for Israel around the world.
At StandWithUs, we inspire Zionism in three ways:
Through our fellowship at Israeli, North American, and Europoean universities and at U.S. high schools, creating the future generation of leaders.
By providing educational tools to set the record straight through print and online materials, educational films and social media.
By providing experiences that connect people to Israel through Programs, conferences, missions to Israel, and interactive sessions.
We have assembled a remarkable, global, mission-driven team of over 70 employees and hundreds of volunteers who are passionate about finding creative ways to solve Israel's image problems and educating their local communities about Israel.

We now have 18 offices - in the UK, Israel and Canada and across the U.S. - and each is a platform from which we can reach far and wide.

We invite your partnership so that, together, we can continue to educate and inspire people of all ages around the world.

"

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Esther Renzer

Israel Emergency Alliance

Term: Dec 2001 -

BOARD LEADERSHIP PRACTICES

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Yes

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?


ORGANIZATIONAL DEMOGRAPHICS

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Diversity Strategies
Yes
We track retention of staff, board, and volunteers across demographic categories
No
We track income levels of staff, senior staff, and board across demographic categories
No
We track the age of staff, senior staff, and board
No
We track the diversity of vendors (e.g., consultants, professional service firms)
No
We have a diversity committee in place
No
We have a diversity manager in place
No
We have a diversity plan
Yes
We use other methods to support diversity
Diversity notes from the nonprofit
We make a conscious effort to hire the best applicants without regard to race, religion, sexual orientation or ethnicity.