In addition to one-on-one mentoring services, JCamp 180 is committed to providing opportunities for its participating camps to learn from JCamp 180 staff and each other in a variety of formats. Below are a sampling of the events and training opportunities made avaialble to participating organizations.
To promote networking, learning and exposure to best practices, the JCamp 180 holds annual conferences for camp lay and professional leaders. Conference themes have consistently addressed topics of high interest and impact. Over 350 camp leaders attended "Telling our Stories," the JCamp 180's November 2010 conference in Western Massachusetts. It was held at the Sheraton Springfield Monarch Place Hotel to accomodate the growth of the conference.
Resources from past conferences are available online for all camp leadership.
Information about the 2012 Conference "The Power of Teamwork" is also available online.
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.
You can find recordings of all archived Webinars online. In addition, please check back for future Webinar announcements.
Have a suggestion for a future Webinar topic? Please submit your ideas here.
In 2008, JCamp 180 created the Camp Legacy Initiative, modeled after a program of the San Diego Jewish Community Foundation, to motivate Jewish summer camps to secure legacy gifts from loyal donors. This initiative is financially supported by the Areivim Philanthropic Group. It includes regular online and in-person training sessions for the entire Legacy team.
Our website contains information about how participating JCamp 180 camps can get involved in the Legacy Program and its associated training sessions.
Raising significant resources in today's market requires a level of leadership, professionalism, and knowledge of relationship fundraising. The JCamp 180 GIFT Fundraiser's Training is structured to provide an understanding of theories of fundraising, tools for implementation, and individual action plans. GIFT was designed in response to requests from camps to have an in-depth training for development professionals.
Current JCamp 180 Participants can find information about current and upcoming GIFT training opportunities online.