By Josh Gold With the holiday season coming to an end, I’d like to take a moment revisit a topic that I believe is - or should be - fundamental for many nonprofits: alumni relations. Last time we covered this subject, I suggested several videos you could use, alone or in combination, to keep your alumni engaged and invested in your mission. This time, I’m going to take a step back to go over why this work is so important and why I recommend … [Read more...] about Are You Ready to take Alumni Relations Seriously?
By Danya Axelrad-Hausman When a transformational chapter in life - like summer camp - comes to an end, it can feel like a big loss. As campers and staff members, we forge the deepest of friendships, explore our identities and find a sense of true belonging unlike anywhere else. While most of us eventually “age out” of camp, Tawonga alumni don’t see their final summer as an ending, but instead, as a launching pad. On Friday, November 3, … [Read more...] about Why You Don’t Have to Age Out of Camp
By Eliana Leader and Rabba Yaffa Epstein Two are better off than one, in that they derive greater benefit from their efforts. For if they should fall, the one will raise up the other, as opposed to if one falls when there is no one to raise him. Ecclesiastes 4:10-11 Ecclesiastes famously teaches us that “Tovim Ha’Shnayim Min Ha’Ehad,” two heads are better than one. In classic Jewish learning circles this is known as Havruta - a methodology … [Read more...] about Two Heads Are Better Than One
TAMID Pro, the alumni affiliate of the TAMID group, has selected 11 participants for their second annual mission to Israel. TAMID Pro is supported by the Paul E. Singer Foundation and other private philanthropists. “Through TAMID, our focus is on training the next generation of top business leaders - and instilling in them a strong and lasting connection to Israel,” said Yoni Heilman, Executive Director of TAMID. “TAMID’s unique programs - … [Read more...] about 2nd TAMID Pro Alumni Mission set to visit Israel
A new study conducted for Young Judaea (YJ) documents high levels of Jewish engagement years after the alumni participated in the youth movement’s programming. Conducted by Professor Steven M. Cohen, Research Professor of Jewish Social Policy at HUC-JIR and Director of the Berman Jewish Policy Archive at Stanford University, the survey reported high levels of religious practice, Jewish lifestyle engagement, and Israel attachment. The study … [Read more...] about New Study of Young Judaea Alumni Finds High Levels of Jewish and Israel Engagement Years and Decades Later