July 2016 eNewsletter Articles
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July 2016 eNewsletter Articles

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

Fundraising: Is it Your Turn to Be in GIFT?

The GIFT Program has already Enhanced Development Staff at numerous camps. Is it your turn to apply?

"For a camp running with limited resources (like mine) this program helped me stay motivated and on track and ... ultimately create a culture of philanthropy."

"The combination of self-growth and the professional growth is just incredible."

These words are from Camp Development Staff and Board Members who have made incredible leaps through the GIFT Fundraiser's Training. Learn more and apply to this free program today!

>> Apply to GIFT Today!

Looking for inspiration from former GIFT participants? 

>> Check out these 11 lessons from GIFT you can use at YOUR camp


Governance: 5 Questions to Ask During Times of Change

Is your Board prepared for change? Although change can be positive, it can also be difficult, especially if your nonprofit is in the midst of big changes: leadership transition, realignment of organizational goals, restructuring of staff ... or all of the above. This article from eJewishPhilanthropy offers 5 questions to ask to determine how prepared your organization is for change.

>> 5 Questions to Ask During Times of Change

Looking for more information about dealing with change?

>> Check out these resources about Change Management in our Knowledge Center 


Strategy, Planning & Change: Directors and Officers Liability Insurance

Do you know if your Camp or your Camp's parent organization has you covered and protected with Directors and Officers Liability Insurance? If you don't know, you should ask.  If the answer is no, you might want to read this article from Nonprofit Quarterly, and push for a change.   

>> Directors and Officers Liability Insurance: Why It's Worth the Cost 

Looking for more information about what should be expected from Board Members?

>> Check out the Board Roles & Responsibilities section of the Knowledge Center


Technology & Outreach: Where Can You Find Tips for Alumni Outreach?

Did you know that JCamp 180 maintains a Tumblr of ideas for alumni outreach? We collect and share examples of both colleges and camps engaging with their alumni; we hope they spur new initiatives to reconnect with alumni at all of our camps. Check it out today!

 >> Camp Alumni Outreach Tumblr

Looking for more tips for reconnecting with your camp alumni?

>> Check out the Alumni Outreach section of the Knowledge Center