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Archived Webinars

JCamp 180 offers monthly Webinar training sessions for all participating organizations. These sessions are meant to continue our Conference learning throughout the year. They focus on JCamp 180's main areas of expertise:  fundraising, governance, strategic planning, and technology.

All past JCamp 180 webinars can be found below. A recording and all resources associated with the webinar can be accessed by navigating to the appropriate page.

Author Jeffrey C. Walker Joins JCamp180 to Discuss The Generosity Network

Presented by: Jeffrey C. Walker
Co-Author
The Generosity Network
Laurie Herrick
Mentor
JCamp180
Overview:

On April 7, 2014, Jeffrey C. Walker, co-author of The Generosity Network, joined us for a live webinar book discusssion. In the book, Walker and his co-author Jennifer McCrea share how to shift your organization from one that 'harnesses resources' to one where resources are "unleashed."

How can each of us see ourselves not as "salespeople" but as one node in a network of individuals who connections are unlimited? What if our job as development professionals, camp directors and lay leaders was to partner with generous philanthropists and community members who share our passion?  In this webinar discussion, Walker talks about the main ideas of the book and answers questions from GIFT program graduates and other camp professionals and lay leaders.

Visit The Generosity Network Discussion With Co-Author Jeffrey C. Walker page to view the webinar recording and other related resources.

#netTALKS Alumni WebinarTakeaways - Mobilizing the Network: The Power of Friends with James Fowler

Presented by: Dan Kirsch
Mentor
JCamp 180
Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp180
Overview:

In February 2014, the Schusterman Family Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation sponsored the third in a series of free #netTALKS Webinars focused on Alumni engagement. This third Webinar featured James Fowler, author and Professor of Medical Genetics and Political Science at the University of California, San Diego, discussing how to best leverage online social networks and the real-life connections between your camp's biggest supporters and their friends.

In this 11 minute video, JCamp 180 Mentor Dan Kirsch and Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone discuss the Webinar and what it means or nonprofit Jewish camps.

Visit the #netTALKS Takeways - Mobilizing the Network: The Power of Friends with James Fowler page to view the 11-minute video and other related resources.

#netTALKS Alumni WebinarTakeaways - Engaging Alumni Through Social Media with Beth Kanter

Presented by: Julia Riseman & Dan Kirsch
Mentors
JCamp 180
Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp180
Overview:

On January 8, 2014, the Schusterman Family Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation sponsored the second in a series of free #netTALKS Webinars focused on Alumni engagement. This second Webinar featured best-selling author, speaker, and expert in Social Media Beth Kanter discussing how social media can be leveraged to engage and insprire Alumni networks.

In this 11-minute video, JCamp 180 Mentors Julia Riseman and Dan Kirsch, and Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone discuss the #netTALKS Webinar and what it means for nonprofit Jewish camps.

Visit the #netTALKS Takeways - Engaging Alumni Through Social Media with Beth Kanter page to view the 11-minute video and other related resources.

#netTALKS Alumni WebinarTakeaways - Motivation with Dan Ariely

Presented by: Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
Dan Kirsch
Mentor
JCamp180
Overview:

On December 4, 2013, the Schusterman Family Foundation and Jim Joseph Foundation sponsored the first in a series of free #netTALKS webinars focused on Alumni engagement. This first Webinar featured best-selling author and Behavioral Economist Dan Ariely talking about the science of motivation.

In this 10-minute video, JCamp 180 Mentors Julia Riseman and Dan Kirsch discuss the Webinar and what it means for nonprofit Jewish camps.

Visit the #netTALKS Takeways - Motivation with Dan Ariely page to view the 10-minute video and other related resources.

End-of-Year Appeal Letter Writing Clinic



Presented by: Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
Dan Kirsch
Mentor
JCamp180
Overview:

On October 15, 2013, JCamp 180 Mentors Julia Riseman and Dan Kirsch led a live and interactive presentation on how you can write appeal letters that inspire greater giving and a deeper fondness for your Jewish Camp. They shared basic tricks of the trade and provided an understanding of how your letter will be read and acted on (or not).

The presentation portion of the Webinar is ~16 minutes long, with another 30 minutes of lively Q&A with the live participants.

Should you view this Webinar? Yes - if you are a Camp Staff, volunteer, or Board member and...

  • You've been asked to draft the appeal letter,
  • It is your job to get the letter printed and out in the mail, or
  • You are responsible for reading, editing, or approving the appeal letter

Visit the End-of-Year Appeal Letter Webinar page to view the webinar recording and other related resources.

No More Dusty Records



Presented by: Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp180
 
Overview:

On September 24, 2013, JCamp 180 Mentor Julia Riseman and Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone led a Webinar entitled No More Dusty Records.

During this session, Julia and Kevin discussed how camps can find and reconnect with their alumni and other constituents so they can:

- Communicate directly with more people who are passionate about their camp
- Grow the number of people who support their camp

This webinar will show you how to improve the number (and quality) of records in your donor database. After viewing this webinar, you'll know where to look to find your camp's missing alumni, parents, grandparents, donors, and other constituents.

Visit the No More Dusty Records Webinar page to view the webinar and other related resources.

The Recipe for Successful Capital Campaigns Webinar



Presented by: Dan Kirsch and Julia Riseman
Mentors
JCamp 180
 
Overview:

Capital Campaigns of all sizes rely on a common set of critical success factors, or raw ingredients, that determine a Camp's likelihood to realize its campaign objectives and hit its fundraising targets. Ensuring that your Camp has strengths in ALL of these areas virtually guarantees success. Deficiencies or skipping one or more of these ingredients can seriously jeopardize the project. Every Board member and Camp Director facing a major Capital Campaign now or in the future should take 15 minutes to review the recipe for successful Capital Campaigns.

Visit the Recipe for Successful Capital Campaigns Webinar page to view the webinar and other related resources.



Camp Legacy Program: Getting Ready for Summer Webinar



Presented by: David Sharken
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview:

On April 23, 2013, JCamp 180 Mentor David Sharken presented the "Pre-Summer Check-In" Webinar for Camps in the second and third year of the Legacy Program. The discussion centered around the importance of keeping your Legacy Team engaged, using the Summer to its fullest potential and how to find new Legacy Members.

This session was geared toward Camps in the second and third year of the Camp Legacy Program.

Participants considered such questions such as:

  • How do you keep your Legacy Team engaged?
  • How can you use the summer to its fullest potential?
  • How can you find new Legacy members?

Visit the Camp Legacy: Pre-Summer Check-In Webinar page to view the webinar and other related resources.



Effective Boards and Camp Committees: A Roundtable Discussion



Presented by: David Sharken
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview:

On April 9, 2013, JCamp 180 Mentor David Sharken led a virtual roundtable discussion about how to make Camp Committees and Boards more effective. JCamp 180-affiliated Boards and Camp Committees have improved drastically in recent years. They provide more strategic direction and are more focused on ensuring the long-term vitality of Jewish summer camp. However, we know there is always room for improvement.

This session was geared toward Board/Camp Committee Presidents and Committee Chairs, but all were welcome to attend.

Participants considered such questions such as:

  • How do you find an recruit new members?
  • Should we have community representation as well as people with strong ties to Camp?
  • What is the best structure for a Board of Camp Committee with geographic diversity?
  • What is the appropriate level of involvement of the Camp Committee/Board in operations?

Visit the Effective Boards and Camp Committees: A Roundtable Discussion archive page to view the webinar and other related resources.



New Legacy Team Members' Orientation Webinar



Presented by: David Sharken
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview:

JCamp 180 Mentor David Sharken presented "Camp Legacy Program" for all new legacy team members. They discussed the overview of the Legacy Program and the key steps in the Legacy Action Plan, as well as, debunked a few common myths about planned giving.

Visit the New Legacy Team Members' Orientation Webinar on the archive page to view the webinar and other related resources.



How to Create a Culture of Philanthropy at Your Camp



Presented by: Laurie Herrick
Mentor
JCamp 180
Naomi Skop Richter
Program Associate
Jewish Teen Funders Network (JTFN)
 
Overview:

In January 2013, JCamp 180 Mentor Laurie Herrick led a discussion with camps that have successfully woven development into the fabric of their camps. In this highly interactive webinar, Laurie was joined by Naomi Skop Richter of JTFN to share stories of these camps that have created a culture of philanthropy. Naomi also discussed how JTFN's philanthropy programs at camp have brought philanthropic thinking to campers and young staff at Jewish Camps.

Gaining partners to support the mission of your camp is more than simply asking for money. How do you instill a culture of philanthropy that permeates every level of your camp, from the Board to the Staff to Counselors and even Campers?

Visit the How to Create a Culture of Philanthropy at Your Camp archive page to view the webinar and other related resources.




Fundraising Plan



Presented by:

Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp180

 
 
Overview:

In December 2012, JCamp 180 Mentor Julia Riseman recorded two 5-minute videos about creating a Fundraising Plan for 2013 and how to use your donor database to create reports to help you with your plan and tracking against the plan all year long. Please contact JCamp180 Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone to let him know if you prefer these shorter, pre-recorded tutorials to our longer, live Webinars. Visit the Fundraising Plan archive page to view the webinar and other related resources.

 

JData Applied: Grinspoon-Affiliated Overnight Camps



Presented by:

Amy Sales
Project Director
JData

 
 
Overview:

On Thursday, October 4, On Thursday, October 4, 2012 Amy Sales, Project Director of JData, led a Webinar titled JData Applied: JCamp 180-Affiliated Overnight Camps.
As of this year, the Grinspoon Institute is utilizing the JData service to accept the data we require from each overnight camp. JData offers new functionality (save your data halfway through the form!) and additional content to allow you to compare your camp to others in a range of areas

During this Webinar, Amy reviewed how overnight camps can use JData's data input tools to more efficiently submit annual renewal data to JCamp 180. She also discussed the reporting and analysis tools in JData that will allow camps to compare themselves against peers to inform future planning.

JCamp 180 is working with JData and the Foundation for Jewish Camp to ensure all Jewish overnight nonprofit camps enter their data to make it as useful as possible for everyone

Please visit the JData Applied: JCamp 180-affiliated Overnight Camps archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation and other related resources.

 

Get Creative! Tapping Into Alternative Funding Sources for Camps - May 21st, 2012



Presented by: Gene Meyer
President
Habonim Dror Camp Moshava
Rick Glaser
Vice-President for Facilities
Habonim Dror Camp Moshava
 
  Michael Schuster
Finance Committee Chair
Camp JORI
Robert Stolzman
Board President
Camp JORI
 
  Natasha Dresner
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On Thursday, May 22, 2012, Natasha Dresner and leaders from Camp JORI and Habonim Dror Camp Moshava led a Webinar titled Get Creative! Tapping Into Alternative Funding Sources for Camps.

During this session, both camps shared their experiences finding new, lucrative funding sources outside of their traditional partners and supporters. Every nonprofit organization must fundraise to ensure a sustainable financial model. But camps can't always rely on their existing, traditional funders. Creative diversification of funding sources is an important ingredient to weathering any economy, especially a downturn. This Webinar shows how Camp JORI and Habonim Dror Camp Moshava found alternative sources of funding as well as other creative ideas for ensuring the sustainability of nonprofit camps.

Please visit the Get Creative! Tapping Into Alternative Funding Sources for Camps archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation and other related resources.

 

Using Data to Inform Decisions - April 19th, 2012



Presented by: Alan Friedman
Camp Mountain Chai
Alyia Bettman
Foundation for Jewish Camp
 
  Stacey Jaffe
URJ Camp George
 
 
Overview: On Thursday, April 19, 2012, Alyia Bettman from the Foundation for Jewish Camp co-led a Webinar called Using Data to Inform Decisions.

During this session, Alan Friedman from Camp Mountain Chai and Stacey Jaffe from URJ Camp George shared their camps' experiences effectively utilizing the FJC's Customer Satisfaction Insights surveys to improve their programs and communications. Do you feel completely overwhelmed by the amount of data at your fingertips? Do you struggle to use survey feedback or other analytics in a constructive way? This webinar shows how these two camps pinpointed a perceived weakness and turned it into a strength.

Please visit the Using Data to Inform Decisions archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation and other related resources.

 

Beyond Boring eNewsletters: Innovative Communications - March 27th, 2012



Presented by: Jeremy Joszef
Director
Camp Morasha
Rob Goldfarb
Development Director
Camp Laurelwood
 
Overview: On Tuesday, March 27, 2012, Camp Laurelwood Development Director Rob Goldfarb and Camp Morasha Director Jeremy Joszef led a Webinar called Beyond Boring eNewsletters: Innovative Communications.

During this session, Rob and Jeremy discussed how they managed to break through the communications clutter to engage their constituents. Do you wonder if your message is getting out to your campers, parents, prospects, and alumni? Do you question the effectiveness of your communications efforts? Rob and Jeremy highlight Camp Morasha's iPad app and Camp Laurelwood's efforts to bridge the gap between Facebook and real-world relationships to show how they connected with their audience.

Please visit the Beyond Boring eNewsletters: Innovative Communications archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation and other related resources.

 

When "Thank You" Isn't Enough: The Art of Donor Stewardship - February 28th, 2012



Presented by: Jill Paul
Mentor
JCamp 180
Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview: On Tuesday, February 28, 2012, JCamp 180 Mentors Jill Paul and Julia Riseman led a Webinar called When "Thank You" Isn't Enough: The Art of Donor Stewardship.

During this session, Jill and Julia addressed how donor stewardship can help organizations build lifelong relationships with major donors. They discussed current best practices in donor stewardship and provided helpful examples of how camps recognize donors and their contributions beyond the simple, but mandatory, "Thank You."

Please visit the When "Thank You" Isn't Enough: The Art of Donor Stewardship archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation and other related resources.

 

What's Next? What to do in the 4th Year of a 3-Year Strategic Plan - January 24th, 2012



Presented by: David Sharken
Mentor & Legacy Program Director
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On Tuesday, January 24, 2012, JCamp 180 Mentor David Sharken led a Webinar called What's Next? What to do in the 4th Year of a 3-Year Strategic Plan.

During this session, David addressed issues facing camps whose strategic plan has aged and needs to be revisited. Has your strategic plan run its course? Are you wondering how to keep your camp's momentum going? In this Webinar, you'll learn how to evaluate the success of your completed plan and revisit the strategic planning process.

Please visit the "What's Next? What to do in the 4th Year of a 3-Year Strategic Plan" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Move 'Em to Act - Crafting Effective Annual Appeals - October 25th, 2011



Presented by: Jill Paul
Mentor
JCamp 180
Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview: On Tuesday, October 25, 2011, JCamp 180 Mentors Jill Paul and Julia Riseman led a Webinar called Move 'Em to Act - Crafting Effective Annual Appeals.

During this session, Jill and Julia addressed how to weave your organization's special story into a powerful annual appeal letter. Do you dread writing yet another appeal letter to ask for money to your cause? Do you struggle to write appeal letters or emails that draw the reader in and motivate them to give? If so, visit the Move 'Em to Act - Crafting Effective Annual Appeals archive page. You'll learn best practices for getting your prospects' attention and encouraging them to give ... as well as common mistakes you'll want to avoid.

Please visit the Move 'Em to Act - Crafting Effective Annual Appeals archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Crossing Channels and Landing Pages:
4 Steps to Generate More Giving Online and Off - September 27th, 2011



Presented by: Dan Kirsch
Mentor
JCamp 180
Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
 
Overview: On Tuesday, September 27, 2011, JCamp 180 Mentor Dan Kirsch and Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone led a Webinar called Crossing Channels and Landing Pages: 4 Steps to Generate More Giving Online and Off.

During this session, Dan and Kevin explored recent trends in online fundraising and how organizations can improve communication with donors and prospects, lead them to their online giving page, and inspire them to donate before clicking away. The lessons in this Webinar will strengthen organizations' fundraising efforts, both online and off.

Have you heard about the explosive growth of online giving in recent years and wonder why your camp is missing out? Does this recent headline in The Chronicle of Philanthropy - "Most Charities Still Do Not Raise Much Money Via Social Media" - leave you questioning the value of your social media efforts? Are you wondering how to drive more visitors to your website's giving page and grab their attention and their contributions when they land there? Check out the recording to find out how you can better understand how to improve your organization's fundraising results.

Please visit the Crossing Channels and Landing Pages: 4 Steps to Generate More Giving Online and Off archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Donor Database Office Hours - July 26th, 2011



Presented by: Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On July 26, 2011, JCamp 180 Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone led an interactive Donor Database Office Hours.

During this session, Kevin used a live demo of DonorPerfect Online (DPO) to answer questions from participants about how to utilize their donor database as effectively as possible. In addition to participant questions, Kevin prepared specific topics to share with the group. The session covered a variety of topics including segmenting data, standard fundraising reports, importing data, and more. Check out the recording to see how you can leverage your donor database to improve your fundraising and outreach efforts.

Please visit the "Donor Database Office Hours" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Your Development Plan: What's Working ... and How to Improve the Rest! - May 24th, 2011



Presented by: Laurie Herrick
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On Tuesday, May 24th, JCamp 180 Mentor Laurie Herrick led an interactive Webinar entitled Your Development Plan: What's Working ... and How to Improve the Rest!

During this session, Laurie used example development plans submitted by participants to discuss real examples of what works well and what can be improved. Participants shared their own experiences and thoughts about how to make the plans even better. Check out the recording to see how you might improve your own in-process development plan ... or a completed plan in need of a tune-up.

Please visit the "Your Development Plan: What's Working ... and How to Improve the Rest!" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

"Stop Kvetching" Board Workshop: Say goodbye to the same-old-way of doing things as a Board - April 28th, 2011



Presented by: Jan Masaoka
Editor-in-Chief
Blue Avocado
Dan Kirsch
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On April 28th, 2011, Jan Masaoka, editor-in-chief of Blue Avocado, the influential online magazine on nonprofit governance and leadership, presented "Stop Kvetching" Board Workshop: Say goodbye to the same-old-way of doing things as a Board.

Please visit the "Stop Kvetching" Board Workshop: Say goodbye to the same-old-way of doing things as a Board archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Give 'em What They Want: Engaging Your Camp Alumni - March 22nd, 2011



Presented by: Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
 
Overview: On March 22nd, 2011, JCamp 180 Mentor Julia Riseman and Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone led a discussion about alumni outreach entitled Give 'em What They Want: Engaging Your Camp Alumni. Starting with a case study about reconnecting and reengaging alumni from Jeremy Joszef, Camp Morasha's Director of Programming and Advancement, Julia and Kevin discussed how camps can find their lost alumni and what camps can provide them. This Webinar provides tips and tools for building a camp's alumni database and leveraging a camp's unique connection with their alumni.

Please visit the "Give 'em What They Want: Engaging Your Camp Alumni" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

10 Common Fundraising Mistakes ... and How to Avoid Them - February 22nd, 2011



Presented by: Natasha Dresner
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On February 22nd, 2011, Natasha Dresner led a discussion about fundraising entitled "10 Common Fundraising Mistakes ... and How to Avoid Them." Natasha focused on the most common fundraising mistakes organization make, incorporating the experiences and input from multiple camp professional staff members. The session included both the mistakes and ideas on how to learn from these mistakes and avoid them in the future.

Please visit the "10 Common Fundraising Mistakes ... and How to Avoid Them" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Debunk the Myths about Legacy and Planned Giving - January 25th, 2011



Presented by: David Sharken
Mentor & Legacy Program Director
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On January 25th, 2011, David Sharken led a discussion about legacy and planned giving entitled "Debunk the Myths about Legacy and Planned Giving). He described over 25 false myths (such as "Only people older than 65 should be asked for a planned gift") as well as the truths behind these myths. David also led a discussion about how to overcome these myths and improve your organization's legacy efforts.

Please visit the "Debunk the Myths about Legacy and Planned Giving" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Engaging Your Alumni and Parents as Recruitment Ambassadors for Camp - October 26th, 2010



Presented by: Stefan Teodosic
Executive Director
B'nai B'rith Beber Camp
Rabbi Eve Rudin
Foundation for Jewish Camp
Director of Camp Excellence and Advancement
 
Overview: On October 26th, 2010, Stefan Teodosic, Executive Director of B'nai B'rith Beber Camp, led a discussion of Engaging Your Alumni and Parents as Recruitment Ambassadors for Camp. JCamp 180 partnered with the Foundation for Jewish Camp (FJC) in sponsoring this Webinar.

The Foundation for Jewish Camp's mission is to increase the number of children attending Jewish summer camp; through a variety of tools, initiatives and trainings, FJC has significantly increased this number in the past few years. As camps well know, many camp alumni and parents seek meaningful engagement in camp life, and recruitment can be an excellent opportunity for these groups to contribute and give back. Utilizing these groups, however, requires thought, intentionality, incentives and training.

In this Webinar, Stefan showed how Beber Camp uses best practices in marketing and a well-organized Ambassador Program to engage camp alumni and parents in the recruitment process.

Please visit the "Engaging Your Alumni and Parents as Recruitment Ambassadors for Camp" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Introducing the New Grinspoon Institute Knowledge Center - September 28th, 2010



Presented by: Kevin Martone
Tech. Program Manager
JCamp 180
David Sharken
Mentor
JCamp 180
  Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview: On Tuesday, September 28th, 2010, JCamp 180 Technology Program Manager Kevin Martone and Mentors Julia Riseman and David Sharken introduced the new JCamp 180 website in Introducing the New JCamp 180 Knowledge Center - The resources you want in a place you can find whenever you need it.

Please visit the "Introducing the New JCamp 180 Knowledge Center" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Pipelines and Pyramids: Building Annual Giving Programs That Last - May 25th, 2010



Presented by: Dan Kirsch
Mentor
JCamp 180
Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
  Lauren Katz
Assistant Director of Development
Tamarack Camps
Deena Lockman
Director of Development
Tamarack Camps
 
Overview: On Tuesday, May 25th, JCamp 180 Mentors Dan Kirsch and Julia Riseman led a discussion about the fundamentals of planning and implementing a successful Annual Giving program. Are you interested in growing your camp's fundraising for long-term sustainability? Do you believe you could do more to encourage alumni, parents and extended camp family to support your camp's current priorities including scholarships? Wonder how to prioritize annual giving within your overall development plans? With assistance from Tamarack Camps' Deena Lockman and Lauren Katz, Dan and Julia discussed the fundamentals of successful Annual Giving Campaigns.

Please visit the "Pipelines and Pyramids: Building Annual Giving Programs That Last" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Show and Tell: Successful Camp Visits for Donors and Prospects - April 27th, 2010



Presented by: Natasha Dresner
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: On Tuesday, April 27th, JCamp 180 Mentor Natasha Dresner led a discussion about how to plan and implement successful camp visits. Do you struggle to schedule effective camp visits for your major donors and prospects? Are your visits well-run and do they yield real results? Bringing prospects and donors to camp can be a powerful way to build and foster relationships. Natasha discussed the nuts and bolts of planning for, running, and following up on successful camp visits.

Please visit the "Show and Tell: Successful Camp Visits for Donors and Prospects" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Making Change Happen - March 23rd, 2010



Presented by: Eric Phelps
Former Director
JCamp 180
 
 
Overview: JCamp 180 Former Director Eric Phelps presented "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Making Change Happen" on Tuesday, March 23, 2010. He discussed how organizations can successfully implement big changes…and the pitfalls that cause most change efforts to fail. Is your organization stuck, unable to make real breakthrough changes to your processes, structures, or leadership? Tired of "but we've always done it this way, so…"? Can't figure out how to make effective changes stick? Want to hear how other camps have made big changes that have resulted in a cultural shift, completed capital projects, new programs, or other changes? This session can help!

Please visit the "Ch-Ch-Ch-Changes: Making Change Happen" archive page to view the webinar and download the presentation.

 

Making Prospect Research Work - February 23rd, 2010



Presented by: Adrianne Levine
Grants Associate
JCamp 180
David Sharken
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview: JCamp 180 Grants Associate Adrianne Levine and Mentor David Sharken presented "Making Prospect Research Work" on Tuesday, February 23, 2010. They discussed why Prospect Research is important and how it fits into an organization's overall fundraising processes. They also reviewed free and pay prospect research tools and what information they can provide. Adrianne also led a brief demo of how to use some popular free Prospect Research services. Finally, David and Adrianne led a discussion about how organizations can use these tools most effectively for improving their relationships with donors and their fundraising results.

Please visit the "Making Prospect Research Work" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentation.

 

The Top Ten Things Board Members can do to Raise Money (and Only One is Asking for It!) - January 26th, 2010



Presented by: Jill Paul
Mentor
JCamp 180
Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview: Do you love camp? Care about the board? Wish you could do more? HATE asking for money? This webinar is for you! With these simple to apply top ten actions to support fundraising, every Board member can significantly increase the fundraising capacity of camp starting today. This webinar will cover the fundamentals of Board member involvement in fundraising, and reveal the special capacity that Board members bring to the table. JCamp 180 Mentors Jill Paul and Julia Riseman moderated a discussion around fundraising resources, examples, and ideas. This session will inspire new energy to your Board's efforts.

Please visit the "The Top 10 Things" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentation.

 

Stewarding Your Donors - October 27th, 2009



Presented by: David Sharken
Mentor
JCamp 180
Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
 
Overview: Are you actively stewarding your donors to maintain strong relationships with them? Is each major donor getting a personal "touch" at least a few times per year? Are you utilizing your staff and Board members to create and implement a focused Stewardship plan? JCamp 180 Mentor David Sharken led a discussion about stewardship on Tuesday, October 27, 2009. This Webinar taught the basics of stewardship, how it fits in with the rest of your fundraising processes, and give specific ideas and best practices to help you build stronger relationships with your donors.

Please visit the "Stewarding Your Donors" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentation.

 

Tech Tools for Board Effectiveness - September 22nd, 2009



Presented by: Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
Julia Riseman
Mentor
JCamp 180
 
Overview: THERE MUST BE A BETTER WAY: Is your Board struggling to manage your board documentation? Having trouble finding times when everyone can meet? Keep losing people from long email discussions? Could your Board be run more effectively? On Tuesday, September 22, JCamp 180 Mentor Julia Riseman presented "Tech Tools for Board Effectiveness." She shared a few free or low-cost tools that can get your Board running more effectively - so it can focus on its most important tasks.

Please visit the "Tech Tools for Board Effectiveness" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentation.

 

Twitter for Nonprofits: Reconnecting 140 Characters at a Time - July 21st, 2009



Presented by: Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
Joe Ruotolo
Business Systems Analyst
JCamp 180
 
Overview: Twitter is the new Social Media darling. CNN, Lance Armstrong, Ann Curry, and Starbucks are all using the Micro-blogging service, which asks you to answer "What Are You Doing?" in 140 characters or less. But so are many nonprofit organizations: spreading news about their organization and engaging their constituents. This Webinar showed participants what Twitter is, how to get started, why an organization might use it, and how to use it effectively as a communications and engagement tool. On July 21, 2009, Kevin Martone and Joe Ruotolo of the JCamp 180 Technology Team presented the What, How, and Why of Twitter.

Please visit the "Twitter for Nonprofits: Reconnecting 140 Characters at a Time" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentation.

 

Facebook: What Organizations Need to Know - May 19th, 2009



Presented by: Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
Joe Ruotolo
Business Systems Analyst
JCamp 180
 
Celia Baczkowski
Director of Development and Alumni Relations
Surprise Lake Camp
 
Overview: Are you trying to determine how and why you should use Facebook to reconnect with your Alumni? Are you confused about Facebook Profiles, Groups, and Pages? On May 19, 2009, Kevin Martone and Joe Ruotolo of the JCamp 180 Technology Program team and Celia Baczkowski of Surprise Lake Camp presented Facebook: What Organizations Need to Know. In this JCamp 180 Webinar, Kevin and Joe discussed the basics of Facebook, compared Groups and Pages, and showed how Facebook Pages are created.

Please visit the "Facebook: What Organizations Need to Know" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentation.

 

Creative Alumni Outreach Strategies - April 21st, 2009



Presented by: Jonathan "JC" Cohen
Director
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp
Scott Price
Development Associate
URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp
 
Overview: Are you struggling to find and stay connected with your Alumni? Unsure how to reach them? URJ Henry S. Jacobs Camp uses many tools and techniques to build community with their alumni. These include offline efforts like events and business cards promoting the alumni portion of their website, as well as online tools such as Facebook and Twitter. They have also found new ways to engage alumni lay leadership for their valuable assistance…but are always looking for new ideas! Jonathan and Scott will present the What, Why, and How of their creative Alumni Outreach Strategies.

Please visit the "Creative Alumni Outreach Strategies" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentation.

 

Making Reunions Work - March 17th, 2009



Presented by: Robin Rubenstein
Alumni Coordinator
Camp Ramah In Wisconsin
Kevin Martone
Technology Program Manager
JCamp 180
 
Overview: This summer, Camp Ramah In Wisconsin will hold three separate reunions for various groups of Alumni. Robin Rubenstein, Alumni Coordinator of Camp Ramah In Wisconsin, presented the What, Why, and How of their successful Alumni Reunions.

We also had a brief discussion of online event registration tools that can make the process of organizing all of your events easier for you and your Alumni.

Please visit the "Making Reunions Work" archive page to view the webinar and download the Presentations.