April 2016 eNewsletter Articles
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April 2016 eNewsletter Articles

Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning, & Change; and Technology & Outreach.

Fundraising: Creating a Powerful Case for Support

A powerful case for support is vital to your organization's fundraising success. In this article by JCamp 180 Mentor Natasha Dresner, she shares four tips for creating a powerful case for support for your organization. Originally published in the Berkshire Eagle.

>> Creating a Powerful Case for Support

Looking for more information about planning a Capital Campaign?

>> Check out this detailed workbook! for developing and implementing a Capital Campaign


Governance: Keeping Your Board Members in the Know

Does your camp provide your Board/Camp Committee Members with actionable information to help them be as effective as possible?

This template from URJ Camp Newman could be a good start to developing your own monthly camp update for your Board/Camp Committee.

>> URJ Camp Newman Board Tearsheet

Looking for more ideas for keeping your Board Members and Stakeholders up to date?

>> Check out how B'nai B'rith Camp Executive Director Michelle Koplan uses email to keep her stakeholders informed


Strategy, Planning & Change: Keep Your Camp Safe Booklet

Did you pick up a copy of the Keep Your Camp Safe booklet at the Foundation for Jewish Camp's Leaders Assembly? The 65 page manual, written by Frank Storch, walks the reader through a self-guided assessment and list of effective recommendations for safety and security at your camp. Everyone who attended Leaders Assembly should have received a copy already. If you didn't, you can download a free copy of Keep Your Camp Safe at www.keepyourcampsafe.org. The author also provided JCamp 180 with some extra copies to distribute to camps - contact your JCamp 180 Mentor if you'd like to receive a hard copy.

>> Keep Your Camp Safe Booklet

Looking for other resources to help your camp plan ahead?

>> Check out this article about questions to ask to strengthen financial sustainability and resilience


Technology & Outreach: Can You Make your Content Contagious?

In his book Contagious, author Jonah Berger discusses 6 STEPPS that help make your content shareable. JCamp 180 Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone asks, "What do these tips mean for camp communications?"

 >> Can You Make your Content Contagious?

Looking for more tips about telling your camp's story?

>> Check out this article about what nonprofits can learn from the popularity of the Serial Podcast