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Blog
December 14, 2017

Who Should Sit on Which Board Committee and Why

Are you hoping to create a more engaged, effective board? Connecting board members with the right committee might be the answer.

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Blog
December 07, 2017

Could Design Thinking Help YOUR Camp?

The JCamp 180 team used elements of Design Thinking to rethink the annual conference this year. What is Design Thinking and what can it do for your camp?

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Blog
November 30, 2017

What’s My Brand? And Is My Brand Successful?

Do you know your brand promise and what makes you unique in the market place? When you are clear about what your camp is all about and what makes you different, you will attract and retain more campers.   

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November 23, 2017

Four simple emails you must send before the end of the year to raise more money

Did you know that 12% of all giving happens in the last 3 days of December? Here are 4 emails that could take advantage of this year-end generosity.

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November 16, 2017

Financial Literacy Beyond the Finance Committee

Yes, the Finance Committee plays an important role in a nonprofit's financial management. But EVERY Board member should be able to understand these 3 financial statements and what they mean for the organization.

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November 09, 2017

Feeling Great! Powerful Impact Reports

Why create an Impact Report? If you take the time to let your donors experience the impact of their giving, they are more likely to give again.

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November 02, 2017

"I had no Jewish upbringing at all." - Why Harold Grinspoon & JCamp 180 support Jewish summer camp

Ever wonder why Harold Grinspoon and the team at the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and JCamp 180 support #jewishcamp?

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Blog
October 26, 2017

What happens when 400+ Jewish Camp Leaders Get Together?

Whether you joined us in Springfield for #JCampConf or not, find out more about the conference and this year's JCamp 180 Award winners.

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Blog
October 19, 2017

15 Effective Ways For Board Members To Actively Support Jewish Camp

Board members are important to the ongoing success of Jewish Camps. Here are 15 ways board members can support camp.

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Blog
October 11, 2017

Do You Invest in Your Lay Leadership?

Does your camp have a Governance Committee? If so, is there a clear job description for the committee?

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Blog
October 04, 2017

Do You Have Fall Appeal Letter Writer’s Block?

Are you having trouble finishing your camp's appeal letter? Worried nobody will respond...or even read it? Here are 8 tips that might help.

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Blog
September 28, 2017

4 Things MBAs Know That You Can Apply to Your Camp

What do your friends with MBAs know that you can apply to your camp? Take a few minutes to learn these 4 lessons.

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September 22, 2017

4 Reasons to Fill out Your Camp Census Today

This year's Camp Census is now open. Please be sure your camp's data is entered - it can help your camp and the field of #jewishcamp.

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September 14, 2017

Is Your Data a Mess? Data Standards Could Help

If you are frustrated with the ability of your donor database to support your work, you might have a data problem. The solution just might be data standards.

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Blog
September 07, 2017

Visiting Camp with Harold Grinspoon

What's it like to plan and execute a summer camp visit with Harold Grinspoon? And what should your camp expect when Harold arrives at YOUR camp?

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Blog
August 24, 2017

Thank Before You Bank

You’ve been given a gift in support of your Jewish Camp. Now you must thank the donor in the most heartfelt and personal way possible. Here are some simple rules for every gift.

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Blog
August 16, 2017

Is Wealth Screening A Waste of Time for Jewish Camps?

Few Jewish Camps invest the time and money needed to take advantage of wealth screening services. Is it worth it?

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Blog
August 10, 2017

Six Keys to Choosing a New Donor Database

Are you considering a new donor database for your organization? Ask yourself these 6 questions first.

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Blog
August 03, 2017

What is this Adaptive Leadership I keep hearing about and how can it help my camp?

Adaptive Leadership is a framework to help individuals and organizations when there are no clear answers to problems because there isn’t agreement on the nature of the problems to begin with. Want to know more?

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Blog
July 27, 2017

Why Won’t My Board Members Give?

Are you underwhelmed by the number and amount of donations from your board members? What might be the reason for this result?

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July 20, 2017

Blah Blah Blah: Is Your Camp’s Real Distinctiveness Getting Through?

What makes your camp TRULY unique? Are your communications making that clear?

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Blog
July 13, 2017

Enrollment Inspiration: Think Outside the Box/Country!

Camp Ramah in the Rockies tapped into a brand new market; this ROI tool highlights the impact this effort has on enrollment and revenue.

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Blog
July 06, 2017

Dazzling Technology Tools...But to What End?

Do you want to be successful with your communications and technology? Start with your goals.

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Blog
June 29, 2017

Capital Campaigns are Built out of Friendships

A capital campaign can be the start of some beautiful friendships - if you give them the time and attention they deserve.

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Blog
June 26, 2017

Please Join us in Welcoming Our Newest Affiliated Camps

Find out which four camps have become affiliated with JCamp 180!

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Blog
June 22, 2017

Strategic Planning That Won’t Sit on Your Shelf: A Management Protocol

Worried you won't take action on your strategic plan? This management protocol might help.

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June 15, 2017

Don’t take a vacation from development this summer

The summer can be the best time to take on some development tasks - especially for camp!

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Blog
June 08, 2017

Capital Campaign Basics for Jewish Camps

If during your camp visit you realize some of your camp facilities need improvements, what can you do? The answer might be a capital campaign.

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Blog
June 01, 2017

Prepare for your Summer Camp Tours NOW!

Successful camp tours require advance planning.

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Blog
April 03, 2017

Practicing What We Preach

Announcing our new JCamp 180 Blog!

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