By Charles Cohen I was young once. So sometimes I think I have an idea for a program that would appeal widely to students. One I chose to implement in my first year as executive director of Metro Chicago Hillel drew a grand total of eight students over three sessions. Turns out, I might not know everything. I started out with the right process. I asked students directly, “What programs are you looking for?” A few seniors mentioned … [Read more...] about Students Will Love This!
Managing Your Nonprofit
By Sam Friedman It was my first year as Central Florida Hillel’s communications director, and I had a brilliant marketing idea. It had the benefit of never having been tried before, and in hindsight there may be a good reason why. I hired a banner plane. In the spring of 2015, our Hillel was gearing up for Birthright Israel recruitment. And this banner plane would be our full-proof solution to boosting our recruitment numbers. At a … [Read more...] about Head in the Clouds
By Rabbi Jim Rogozen Vision & Execution In the 2nd century Rabbi Yishmael ben Elisha listed 13 methods to interpret the Torah’s laws. One method is called K’lal U’Prat, and another is Prat U’klal, which means that sometimes the Torah lists a Klal - a command or general legal principle, followed by some examples (the Prat); at other times the Torah lists the Prat - some examples, followed by a command or general legal principle (the … [Read more...] about K’lal u’Prat
By Dana Wynkoop Donor relations governances is the foundation of major gift fundraising, and not all that different from any other kind of kinship, but maintaining relationships can be a challenge that takes time and effort. Moves Management - Things move fast in the fundraising world, and many organizations are understaffed and short on resources. An effective moves-management-system can automate workflow, and generate high-quality … [Read more...] about Stewardship
By Dr. Eric Lankin Recently a Jewish federation announced that it hired a Chief Impact Officer (CIO), an obvious sign that their leadership recognized that donors often want to see impact as the results of their support. Interestingly, this federation’s new CIO referenced using Jason Saul’s book The End of Fundraising: Raise More Money by Selling Your Impact and his “Success Equation,” to design its new direction. Saul’s “Success Equation” is … [Read more...] about Nonprofit Measures of Impact – What Really Counts