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Using Social Networks to Reach Thought Leaders

What is your organization's fastest path to reach influential people in your community? Many fundraisers once tri...

What is your organization's fastest path to reach influential people in your community? Many fundraisers once tried to answer this question by flipping through Rolodexes and brainstorming connections, but more are now using tools that analyze real-world social networks and identify shared connections with community leaders. Listen to the podcast here.

Using Social Networks to Reach Thought Leaders, May 15, 2014, Chroncile of Philanthropy, by Allison Fine

Using Cloud Technology in Storytelling

Storybanking, takes storytelling one step further. It is a process of identifying and organizing volunteers who are w...

Storybanking, takes storytelling one step further. It is a process of identifying and organizing volunteers who are willing to share their own stories in their own words, through interviews with media, testimonies before Congress, or speeches at public events. To do it right, it requires an organizational culture and technical infrastructure to collect and catalogue stories so that the right storyteller can be matched with the right opportunity at the right time. Read more here.

Using Cloud Technology in Storytelling, May 14, 2014, NTEN, by Elizabeth Prescott

New JCF-Slingshot Guide Provides "Crash-Course in Funding Jewish Innovation"

The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF) and Slingshot released "Funding Jewish Innovation: A Resource Guide," which ...

The Jewish Communal Fund (JCF) and Slingshot released "Funding Jewish Innovation: A Resource Guide," which can be downloaded here.
 
The guide offers a crash-course in funding Jewish innovation. It answers common questions around funding innovation in Jewish life, offers reflections from funders in the field, and provides practical next steps for individual donors to select innovative projects and organizations to fund. The guide also features Innovation Snapshots - brief examples of how Jewish organizations both young and old (including Our Jewish Community, the Pearlstone Center, Hillel's Ask Big Questions and G-dcast) are using innovative approaches to remain relevant in today's 21st century world. Continue reading here.

New JCF-Slingshot Guide Provides Crash-Course in Funding Jewish Innovation, April 30, 2014, eJP