by Theresa Schieber and Adam Gaynor Increasingly, nonprofits that seek to improve their financial sustainability and minimize their reliance on private philanthropy are taking a page from the social enterprise playbook, and looking for ways to develop or enhance earned revenue streams through a “business.” This important topic was the focus of UJA-Federation of New York’s recent “Power Your Mission” conference. In the session we were invited … [Read more...] about Raising Impact Capital: Designing a Fundraising Strategy for Your Social Enterprise
Archives for April 2013
Parents Choose Other Parents: Giving Prospective Parents a Taste of the Jewish Day School Community by Irene Lehrer Sandalow and Miriam Brosseau When I pick a coffee shop to spend several hours getting in some uninterrupted work time, I look not only for great coffee but great people; a barista who remembers my name or favorite order, or a friendly smile from a fellow cappuccino-drinker, tapping madly away at her laptop. If we look at those … [Read more...] about Giving Prospective Parents a Taste of the Jewish Day School Community
What can schools and synagogues learn from the successes of tefilah education at camp? Or, How did camp help me become a praying Jew? [ReFrame, an initiative of the William Davidson Graduate School of Jewish Education at the Jewish Theological Seminary, strengthens complementary schools, such as those housed in congregations, through the approach of experiential Jewish education. ReFrame asked a wide range of leaders in Jewish education to … [Read more...] about What Can Schools and Synagogues Learn From the Successes of Tefilah Education at Camp?
by Ken Gordon Friends: Today I got schooled - by a fifth grader. A fifth grader. You see, I’m parked at edJEWcon in Jacksonville, Florida, and I’m feeling more than a little woozy - and not just because I woke up at 4 a.m. this morning or that it’s the end of a very intense, workshop-heavy day. My wooziness owes itself chiefly to a child named Rebecca… who spoke to me, and a sizable number of JDS professionals, of her lucid, … [Read more...] about All the Rest Is Commentary: Getting Schooled by a Day Schooler
For the first time, ROI will welcome members hailing from Bulgaria, New Zealand, Rwanda, Morocco and Korea to its annual Summit After a highly competitive application process, 150 young, innovative Jewish entrepreneurs from around the world were announced today as participants in the upcoming ROI Summit in Jerusalem. The group was chosen from over 620 applicants to take part in the prestigious, high-energy five-day summit where they will … [Read more...] about ROI Community Announces 2013 Summit Participants