November 2015 eNewsletter Articles
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November 2015 eNewsletter Articles

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

Fundraising: What's in a Name? Changing the Name of Your Jewish Summer Camp...for a Donor 

What happens when a nonprofit Jewish Summer Camp is named for a historic donor and now a new donor comes along and wants it named for him or her? Camp Daisy and Harry Stein went through this process in 2012. Any camp can learn from their experience, whether the donor wants to rename the entire camp or an already named building.

>> What's in a Name? Changing the Name of Your Jewish Summer Camp...for a Donor

Looking for more resources to help with your Capital Campaign?

>> Check out the Capital Campaigns section of our Knowledge Center


Governance: Seven Ways to Destroy Board Engagement

We can all agree that a camp's long-term effectiveness and vitality requires a strong, engaged board (or camp committee). But how can you ensure the board is set up for success? This article looks at this questions from the opposite angle: what actions could destroy board engagement?

>> Seven Ways to Destroy Board Engagement

Looking for things board members SHOULD be doing?

>> Check out our open letter to new board members (Note: seasoned veterans can learn from this letter, too!)


Strategy, Planning & Change: The Strategic Advantage of Being Part of a Group

Harrell Wittenstein, Executive Director of the Association of Independent Jewish Camps, writes about the new group and how camps can take advantage of these relationships.

>> The Strategic Advantage of Being Part of a Group

Looking for more ways to learn from your peers?

>> Our Knowledge Center includes many case studies and samples from other #jewishcamps


Technology & Outreach: Has Your Camp Sent a Text Message Yet?

Did you know that the average American sends over 40 text messages each day? And nearly all of them are read…almost immediately? Text messaging has become a staple of communication for many people; so why haven't Jewish summer camps embraced this communication channel?

Read on for ideas about how Jewish summer camps could leverage the power of text messaging.

 >> Has Your Camp Sent a Text Message Yet?

Looking for ideas to implement another communications channel at camp?

>> Check out our 101-level articles about a variety of social media channels