Articles

Embracing Complexity as Leaders

How many of us remember the mantra “Keep it simple, stupid”? Well, now may be the time to revisit the urge to avoid complexity and rather to embrace it as leaders in our Jewish community.  Ignoring complexity will end in either irrelevance or catastrophe. Read More

Top 10 Ways to Attract and Retain Early Career Talent

If your organization is likely to hire early career professionals in the next few years, you’ll need to create a great place for Generation Z AND Millennials to work. Luckily this can be cost-effective and worth every penny to generate the productive workplaces they need and want. Read More

8 Steps to Creating a Nonprofit Stewardship Program

Retaining donors is part science, part art. There are proven strategies and ideas to guide your retention efforts, but, ultimately, how you retain donors will be up to the creative, dedicated efforts of your staff. Read More

Your Organization, Stewardship & the Donor Pyramid

The donor pyramid is a means of visualizing the composition of your donors. In terms of stewardship and cultivation, your goal should be to move donors up the pyramid. That way, you’re not only retaining donors but increasing their value to your organization. Read More

 

Please Stop Telling Funders: "Take Risks!"

Failure can be a powerful learning tool. But how we talk about failure and success, and especially how the language we use to describe philanthropy sometimes constrains our ability to think clearly about it. Read More