December 2014 eNewsletter Articles
Here you'll find the articles we recommend in our eNewsletter in Fundraising; Governance; Strategy, Planning, & Change; and Technology & Outreach.
Technology & Outreach: 5 Reasons Serial Podcast is so Addicting...and What it Means for Nonprofit Communications
This Fall, a Podcast called Serial was launched…and it immediately shot to #1 in the rankings. Why are so many people interested in this podcast about a 1999 murder and the evidence (or lack thereof) that put a suspect in jail? How can the success of the storytelling in Serial help us improve our Nonprofit communications?
>> 5 Reasons Serial Podcast is so Addicting...and What it Means for Nonprofit Communications
Looking for information about how to use stories to connect with Alumni in particular?
>> Check out our article about writing Alumni profiles that tell a story
Fundraising: How Leaders are Essential to Creating A Culture of Philanthropy
Does your camp have a radical culture of philanthropy? Is your camp leadership passionate about philanthropy and your donors? JCamp 180 Mentor Laurie Herrick discusses a 6-part series by the Veritus Group that delves into these topics.
>> How Leaders are Essential to Creating A Culture of Philanthropy
Looking for more information about creating a culture of philanthropy at your camp?
>> Watch our Webinar recording on this very topic
Governance: Questions that Strengthen Financial Sustainability and Resilience
David Orlinofff led a session called "You Can't Save Your Way to Financial Sustainability" at the 2014 JCamp 180 Conference. To connect with our conference theme of "Asking and Answering the Right Questions," Orlinoff ended his presentation with a list of constructive questions that any Jewish organization's leaders should be asking to seek ongoing revenue streams and financial sustainability. He shares these questions in this article.
>> Questions that Strengthen Financial Sustainability and Resilience
Looking for information about alternative revenue sources?
>> This article can help you decide if offering Retreats in the off-season is right for your Camp
Strategy, Planning & Change: Unproductive Meetings? Maybe It's Your Agenda
Do you find many of your meetings boring or unproductive? Andy Goodman writes that it could be because of a poor meeting agenda. "While a meeting agenda won't eliminate all of your meeting frustrations, using one that clearly sets expectations and invites participation can help keep things on topic and make the meeting more effective." Read on to find out what a good meeting agenda includes and a template to get you started.
>> Unproductive Meetings? Maybe It's Your Agenda
Want to learn more about improving your meetings?
>> Read this article about making your meetings more productive…and not just a rubber-stamp...
>> Check out Jan Masaoka's article that shares 10 Quick Ways to Invigorate Board Meetings…