What Should Jewish Camp Fundraisers Read?

A few years ago, camp development professionals asked us where they should go to learn more about the field and keep up on emerging trends in fundraising.

In response, the JCamp 180 team drafted a list of recommended external eNewsletters and blogs on fundraising, communications, philanthropy, and more.

Later, we added a list of recommended conferences, membership organizations, and books for Jewish Camp Fundraisers.

These recommendations are still relevant. There are a few books we’d add to that list now – The Power of Moments by the Heath Brothers comes to mind – but the books on that list would still make the cut.

Is there a resource – blog, eNewsletter, book, or conference – that you rely on that we should add to this list? Let us know!

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