The Week That Was: August 28-September 3

A new feature – appearing every Sunday – on the eJewish Philanthropy website: the five most popular posts of the previous week.

I Believe in Jewish Summer Camp … But Show Me the Data
by Dan Brown

Jewish camp is a key part of the Jewish educational landscape in North America. And now, with the release of the first report from JData, we’re able to look at the overall size and health of the field.

Five Years and Who Knows What’s Changed
by Ariel Beery

In the summer of 2006, I was set on pitching a new magazine in what I was told would be a four-day global contest for funding held in Jerusalem … Five years later, what’s changed? A lot. And very little.

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The Health of Jewish Summer Camp Revealed

JData has launched JData Revealed, a monthly newsletter with information and ideas from Developed at Brandeis University with the support of the Jim Joseph Foundation, JData is a public repository of information about the organizations that comprise the Jewish education system in North America.

Moving from Recession to Economic Contraction
by Steven Windmueller, Ph.D.

We are experiencing a paradigm shift where given assumptions and set practices that we have come to understand and appreciate in our lives seem to be under assault or even unraveling. From our belief in government to our understanding of the nature of community, we are facing a reconfiguration of the order and meaning of many core elements in our lives.

Passion in the Recipe for a Successful Fundraising Campaign
by Robert I. Evans and Avrum D. Lapin

As we continue our yearlong review of our 11 essential fundraising tips for 2011, we focus on one of the most important points: aiming for success. A blending of traditional and contemporary approaches can make most fundraising campaigns successful but there is no denying that passion is one of the most important components of any successful campaign.

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