Learning from LEAP – Meeting Facilitation

Did you know that a group of Board Chairs and Vice Chairs from nonprofit Jewish camps have begun our first cohort of LEAP (Leadership Engagement and Advancement Program)

Although they have only met once (of 3 total face-to-face meetings during the year), they have already learned a great deal. And you can benefit from their learning as well! Check out this article by LEAP Director Natasha Dresner for insights about good meeting facilitation. The article, which originally appeared in the Berkshire Eagle, provides tips and tools to help anyone lead more productive meetings. 

Written by Kevin Martone. Kevin is the Technology Program Manager with JCamp 180. His focus area is in applying technology (database management, communications) to support fundraising and outreach efforts. Kevin leads JTEC (JCamp 180 Training in Effective Communications) and co-leads Data2Donors, a program to help camps prioritize their database for improved Alumni outreach and fundraising.

Who we are: JCamp 180 is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). Our goal is to significantly enhance the long-term effectiveness of nonprofit Jewish camps in North America. To meet this goal, we provide affiliated Jewish camps with consulting services, annual conferences, shared resources, professional development, and matching grant opportunities. Find more at