September 2015 eNewsletter Articles
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September 2015 eNewsletter Articles

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

Fundraising: More Resources for Jewish Camp Fundraisers

In July, we shared a curated list of blogs, eNewsletters, and other online resources for fundraisers.

This month, we bring you more recommended resources: books, conferences, and membership organizations, again compiled by our JCamp 180 Mentors.

>> More Resources for Jewish Camp Fundraisers

Looking for more reading recommendations?

>> Check out our curated list of blogs, eNewsletters, and other online resources for fundraisers

 

Governance: Transforming Board Members Into Energized Partners

Your camp board can be one of its most powerful resources. But it requires building strong relationships among the board members and between camp staff and the board.

This article from Stanford Social Innovation Review asks, "What can nonprofit leaders do to create a deeper and richer relationship with their boards?"

>> Transforming Board Members Into Energized Partners

Looking for more ways to connect staff and Board Members?

>> Check out this article about how keeping Board Members informed

  

Strategy, Planning & Change: Enter and Use JData For Success

It's that time of year again. Time to enter your camp's data in JData so that you (and the #jewishcamp field) can use this data to be more effective. This year, our affiliated Overnight Camps AND Day Camps are asked to fill out their JData profiles.

Why should you enter this data? It helps JCamp 180 better understand the needs of its affiliated camps. And camps can use this data to solve problems and take advantage of opportunities. For an example of the information you can find if you fill out your JData profile, check out JData's May article on the subject.

>> Enter and Use JData For Success

Looking for more ways JData can help your camp make decisions?

>> Check out this article about the Top Management Salary report from JData

  

Technology & Outreach: 3 Ways to Ruin Your Donor Database Before Entering Any Data

Camp is over; it's a good time to take care of projects that have been stranded deep on the to-do list. Like data management! For example, have you imported your new parents and staff into the donor database? When was the last time you removed duplicates? And have you really looked at your database strategically to consider how it could best support your fundraising and alumni outreach efforts?

This article from Nonprofit Hub provides some important things to consider when setting up and maintaining your donor database. Consider these general tips plus camp-specific requirements and upgrade your database now!

 >> 3 Ways to Ruin Your Donor Database Before Entering Any Data

Want more tips to make your donor database work for you? 

>> Check out our one-week database challenge