Gary Rosenblatt writing in The Jewish Week: Can Silverman Fix UJC? Despite the attempts of close friends and colleagues to dissuade him from taking the UJC post, Silverman said he remains enthusiastic, though open-eyed to the problems, including a shrinking budget, low morale after large-scale staff reductions, resistance among federations to paying dues many believe to be excessive and a widespread perception that a decade after it came … [Read more...] about NewsBits: Jerry Silverman, Super Hero?
Archives for July 2009
Dr. Jonathan Sarna in The London Jewish Chronicle: Communal life after the recession We need new ideas - and ideals - to meet radical change in the Jewish world So, what does the future hold? One week, we hear that intermarriage is going through the roof, and the next that new Jewish day schools are bursting at the seams. Will the Jewish community be able to identify a mission compelling enough for young Jews to become passionate … [Read more...] about Two Opinions: The Jewish Future
In his article “How PresenTense Defines Success for Ventures Launched,” Ariel Beery explains that when PresenTense claims that “11 out of the 27 ventures that PresenTense’s summer Institute launched in the first two years of existence are successes, we mean that 11 of those 27 ventures have received follow-on funding or merged into other organizations.” Rigorous methods to determine and measure desired impact is critical for the overall growth … [Read more...] about Spelling Success Together
In the worst U.S. economy since the 1930s, most human service organizations are facing a very tough time as private sources of funding, including individuals and foundations, have cut back on giving. In the Jewish community, it’s been a disaster, compounded by the Madoff fraud scandal. Jewish organizations have had to contend with monthly projections of income and expenses that are soaked in red ink, while their endowments have been … [Read more...] about Surviving in Tough Times: Do-It-Yourself Lobbying
Blogging... Twitter... Facebook... RSS... Wikipedia... Flickr.... YouTube... Social Media... Tweet-up.... When people talk about using social media tools, do you feel like you missed the first day of school and can't catch up? Introducing a six-week webinar series specifically designed for professionals at Jewish organizations who want to learn the ropes of using social media tools at work. Over the course of the class, you'll learn to … [Read more...] about Introducing: Social Media Basics for Jewish Communal Professionals