What Can Board Members Do During the Summer?


Summer is almost here – can you believe it?!?

Professional staff will be swamped with creating the magic of camp. But what can board members do to help during the summer…without getting in the way?

Whether it’s donor cultivation and stewardship, being an ambassador for camp online and off, or simply staying on top of the board’s important work, there are many things board members can do this summer to ensure the long-term vitality of camp.

Not sure where to help? Check out these 10 ways board members can stay involved during the summer.

Thank you for all you do in support of Jewish camp!

Written by Julia Riseman. Julia is a Mentor with JCamp 180. Julia leads Data2Donors, a program to advance Alumni Outreach, improve camp databases, and raise more major gifts, and Fundraising Fundamentals. Julia has also sparked the creation of many JCamp 180 programs and offerings, including this blog.

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