Strategic Planning and Fundraising in Covid Times – new Limmud course
21 January 2021 – 11 February 2021
Ever feel a bit (or a lot) awkward when asking for money? Especially in a middle of the pandemic? Come find out how Jewish sources invert our assumptions and make the giver the receiver and the receiver the giver. And then … learn how to use that approach and other strategies to bolster your organisation’s effectiveness and create a long term sustainability during this challenging time.
Join Director of Jewish Education at JDC David Levin-Kruss, renowned organisational and fundraising expert Karen Weissblatt and representatives from Limmud groups from across the continent and beyond for a new web-based interactive 4-part course. Our work together will help you increase your resilience and autonomy – and convince donors to engage with you.
The sessions will combine the study of Jewish sources concerning tzedaka with organisational knowledge. We will look at the ABC’s of managing an organization including: Strategic Planning; Mission, Vision and theory of change; Governance; Management, financial planning budgeting and fundraising. We will help you customize your approach to your regional context. The course will include a option of a 1:1 consultation of the themes of the course. The aims include to:
• Establish realistic goals, objectives & strategies;
• Ensure effective use of resources;
• Provide a base to measure progress;
• Develop consensus on future direction;
• Build strong teams and
• Problem solve major problems for your organization.
DATES & TIMES
Thursdays, 6.30-8.30pm CET
January 21 and 28, February 4 and 11
The course has been tailored for Limmud Teams and we are making it available for free for one delegate per Limmud group. However, we do expect a commitment to all four sessions. Leading up to a course, registered candidates have a brief interview session in order to assess their training needs.
For registration and any inquiries contact firstname.lastname@example.org
David is an adjunct faculty member at Pardes. He is the Director of Jewish Education, Europe for the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee.
David holds a B.A. and Teachers’ Certification in English Literature and Jewish Thought from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Following that he spent a number of years in yeshiva and received rabbinic ordination from the Joseph and Gwendolyn Straus Rabbinical Seminary.
Previous to working at Pardes, David served as the director of the overseas department at the Melitz Centers for Jewish Zionist Education. He also taught on a number of year long programs including Young Judea and Otzma. David spent four years in the United Kingdom where he served as the community director and family educator of Stanmore and Canons Park Synagogue, in northwest London, the largest orthodox synagogue in Europe.
David hails from South Africa, loves cooking in his spare time and sees himself as a bridge between Jewish heritage and those seeking to connect or reconnect to that tradition. David founded and directs “My Open Book Life Coaching” which uses general and Jewish texts as well as life coaching techniques to achieve personal breakthroughs. He is married and the proud father of three boys.
Ms. Weisblatt is a senior consultant serving as an advisor in the social sector. She is a recognized leader in social change issues, with unparalleled capital in the European foundation sector. Building on high-level international experience in management of universities, think tanks and not-for-profit organizations, Karen created Weisblatt & associés: Philanthropy and Social Sector Consulting, in 2005. Based in Paris, her firm has led major strategy, evaluation and organizational learning initiatives, and is particularly attentive to the interplay between strategy and execution. Ms. Weisblatt is an accomplished presenter with wide experience in strategic positioning, issue advocacy and communications, and has worked with a range of governments, multilateral agencies and parliamentary groups on policy formulation and resource mobilization.
Ms. Weisblatt has served as a consultant to a number of foundations which have supporting European Jewish life including the Schusterman Foundation, UJA Federation of New York, the Pears Foundation, Rothschild Foundation Hanadiv Europe, Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, JDC and others. She is a Board member of the Brussels based CEJI- A Jewish Contribution to an Inclusive Europe.
A long-standing adjunct faculty member at Sciences Po – Institut d’études politiques (IEP) de Paris, her current course is entitled “Philanthropy and Civic Engagement”. Prior to creating the firm, Ms. Weisblatt spent a decade as Program Director and Adjunct Faculty Member at Sciences Po.