Consulting Practice

Our Approach

JCamp 180 consulting services address key organizational development questions facing nonprofit Jewish overnight and day camps to help these camps thrive and meet their missions. We work with organizations throughout their life cycle, from start-up camps to centennial camps, from camps in movements to independent camps to tackle these questions. Focusing on the areas of Governance, Strategic Planning and Fundraising, as well as other Camping Business Services topics, we work in three different ways: Training, Coaching, and Facilitation with lay leadership and year-round professional staff. After an initial in-take conversation, we will structure the appropriate consulting engagement to best address the problem at hand.

What They're Saying...

  • JCamp 180 and the Harold Grinspoon Foundation have changed the landscape of Jewish Camp forever. Our institutions are stronger, our boards are more effective, there is more financial support of our programs and facilities, and our professional leaders are more skilled because of the investment that they have made in our field. This impact has been so poignant that it’s now difficult to imagine what might be today’s reality for Jewish Camps if not for Harold Grinspoon and the commitment he spawned. Thankfully, we won’t ever have to know. Camp Director
  • Working with our JCamp 180 Mentor has helped strengthen the very foundation of our organization. The guidance and support we have received in the areas of strategic planning, board development, legacy fundraising and matching grants has been invaluable. We are so grateful to Harold and the JCamp 180 staff for your continued vision and dedication to Jewish camps. Executive Director
  • I have no doubt that without the wealth of resources provided by HGF and JCamp 180 our camp would not be where it is today – with a solid strategic plan that doesn’t just sit on a shelf and collect dust, building a culture of philanthropy, with an industry-leading director, and with an engaged camp committee that provides outstanding lay leadership. Simply put, we could not have done it without you, JCamp 180. Chief Program Officer, JCC
  • In the three years since beginning our work with [JCamp 180], we have undergone true change and achieved significant growth. This includes implementing a true functional Board of Directors, launching the first capital campaign in our Camp history, and begun the construction of the first two new significant camp buildings in over 30 years. We know that without your inspiration these things would not have happened. Thank you! Camp Director

Why Work With Us

We Know You

JCamp 180 has long lasting, meaningful relationships with every affiliated camp with which we work. 

We Know the Jewish Camp Field

JCamp 180’s deep knowledge of and experience with Jewish Day and Overnight camps is put to work supporting your strategic planning, governance, and fundraising efforts.

We Stay With You

JCamp 180’s commitment to your camp is enduring, and our customized consulting services meet the needs of your camp throughout its entire life cycle.

We Connect You to Others

JCamp 180 supports peer networking, learning, and the sharing of resources, samples, and tools between Jewish camps to advance your camp and the entire field.

We’re Focused

JCamp 180 works with Lay and Staff Leaders to create organizational development plans that ensure the camp’s enduring success, and then help provide the skills, knowledge, and coaching needed to implement those plans.

We Are Thought Leaders

JCamp 180 collaborates in the nonprofit sector, among foundations, and within the Jewish communal field. We collect and use data to learn more about the field. We contribute new knowledge in the philanthropic landscape and leverage this knowledge to better serve you.

We Cover Most of the Costs of Our Services

Most of the costs of JCamp 180’s services are covered by the Harold Grinspoon Foundation and provided to affiliated camps free of charge in exchange for your investment in your own camp and active participation in our JCamp 180 community.

We Offer Matching Grants

JCamp 180’s consulting services and offerings dovetail with matching grants to inspire your teams, motivate your donors, accelerate your fundraising efforts, and ensure your organization endures.

Strategic Planning
Strategic Planning
Camping Business Services
Camping Business Services


JCamp 180 Coaching focuses on building personal and professional skills and strengths for Directors, Development Professionals, and Lay Leaders.

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What Others Can Help With

JCamp 180 works with Jewish camps on their core organizational development issues: strategic planning, governance, and fundraising. While these areas touch all aspects of camp, JCamp 180 does not directly work with young adult camp summer staff, consult on program, staff training, operations, religious content, or day-to-day management. We will be able to guide you to others for this type of support.

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