By Naava Frank and Ziva Mann “I am a nervous wreck, I am way behind on my fundraising, my staff is not getting along, I don’t know how to support them, I lost a major donor, and I feel so alone,” said Aron, an Executive Director of a nonprofit, a few months into COVID … [Read more...] about How to Reduce Stress and Increase Learning: The Power of Professional Networks During COVID
By Cyd Weissman Champagne and aspirin were the topics of a recent convening of leaders of networks in the Jewish community. We all work in vastly different settings. Yet, we share a common charge to increase connections among our constituents. To know how to foster … [Read more...] about Champagne and Aspirin For Strengthening Jewish Community
Questions for Seth Cohen How do you determine excellence? Charles Schusterman once said, “Trying to do something that has not been done before takes time, risk, energy and skill if you want it done well.” To me, that quote helps boil excellence down to its very essence. It i … [Read more...] about Creating Cultures of Excellence
by Seth Cohen “When we change the way we communicate, we change society.” Clay Shirky, Here Comes Everybody: The Power of Organizing Without Organizations Without question, we are living in an era of exponentially expanding connection and communication, the impact of which we a … [Read more...] about The Power of Hypernetworks
Forming a Community of Practice to Advance Alumni Networks by Seth Cohen, Yaniv Rivlin, Dawne Bear Novicoff and Jon Marker Over the past several years, the Jewish community has seen a proliferation of effective and innovative strategies for engaging young adults in tailored and … [Read more...] about Jewish Program Completed, Now What?