Engagement and Feedback in the Real World

How do your families, campers, donors, alumni, and other stakeholders feel about you and their relationship with your camp? Are they regularly engaged with camp?

How do you know?

Technology provides many ways to help with both gathering feedback and engaging your audience. Survey tools, email, and social media are easy ways to gather feedback. And you can engage with your audience easily via texting, social media, and email 24/7.

But sometimes a tangible method of engaging your audience in the real physical world is your best choice. Check out the images in this very short blog post from Render Experiences, which show two simple examples of this:
  1. The Newseum engaging their audience and gathering information.
  2. Ford’s Theater engaging their audience and learning more about them.
Does your camp utilize its physical space to allow campers, families, donors, alumni, and other stakeholders to provide feedback or engage with you and your work?

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