By Jennifer Lieberman The internet is a place where you have only seconds to grab your visitor’s attention. Snap-judgement decisions are made about the vibrancy of a school, business, restaurant, or house of worship. Your synagogue website has the power to influence how an outsider perceives your community. Making a positive first impression is key. While our focus at Addicott Web is on helping synagogues thrive online, we began to wonder … [Read more...] about What Synagogues Can Learn from the Best Church Websites
Using Technology Wisely
By Ziva R. Hassenfeld, Ph.D. and Marina Umaschi Bers, Ph.D. The patriarch Avraham, represented as a green cat with a white head, appears on the screen of the iPad. He announces in a word bubble written in Hebrew, “I want people around but there are none.” As Avraham finishes speaking, three white cats with black beards appear on the screen. Avraham exclaims, “Oh, people!” He walks over to them and says, “Hello! Come please. Sit and I will … [Read more...] about Computer Programming: An Unexplored Path to Jewish Literacy
Applied Jewish Wisdom from Sukkot
By Bradley Caro Cook, Ed.D.
Many Jewish organizations, both innovative and legacy, express difficulty recruiting new lay leaders who are outside of their current circles of engagement or those that follow the natural progression of Jewish pathways. Many organizations wish to engage a new crop of lay leaders who have mid to no Jewish background and low to no current engagement, but they lack the resources and … [Read more...] about Want to Exponentially Increase your New Lay Leader Engagement?
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Nonprofit organizations are embracing cloud technologies to help them more powerfully serve their constituents and better connect their services and staff. But while the benefits are great, there are still some roadblocks. NTEN and Microsoft surveyed more than 250 nonprofit professionals to produce the 2018 State of the Nonprofit Cloud report. Some of the key findings include: The benefits of hosted software and hardware include … [Read more...] about New Report: State of the Nonprofit Cloud
By Andrew Fretwell Something out of the norm has happened. The Union for Reform Judaism recently posted an opening for Chief Information Officer. That in itself shouldn’t be extraordinary; every day we watch Chief Information Officers and Chief Technology Officers in other industries turn cutting edge technologies into sustained growth. Yet, for all our bluster about technology, URJ stands alone among major Jewish nonprofits in seeking a chief … [Read more...] about Four Reasons You Need a CIO