When done effectively, phone calls are a most powerful fundraising tool. But phone anxiety causes many to avoid using the phone – using email or text instead – which costs them lost income.  Remember – it’s  normal to have phone nerves before making important calls. And the good thing is, there are simple ways to get rid of... Read more »

I have prepared fifteen questions below to research and discuss the answers either before, during, or after the Seder.  1. The Mishnah in Pirkei Avot (6:2) declares — “There is no free person other than one who is immersed in the study of the Torah.” Isn’t the opposite true — i.e., that the study of... Read more »

Countless companies and organizations are heading over to Instagram to promote their products and services. Plus, nonprofits are looking to score followers on Instagram to gain support for their causes. But what happens if your nonprofit is on a tight budget and or it’s never used Instagram in terms of business? Don’t panic! We’ve got... Read more »

Princeton is the best fundraising university in the world. About 63% of their alumni give to their annual giving fund – compared to the US average of just 13%. Fundraising guru, Tom Ahern, asked the fundraisers at Princeton, “What’s your magic? What are you guys doing that works so well?”  They told him, “We start right at... Read more »

There has been rising concern over the past number of years around security in personal communications. More recently, with censorship on social media platforms occurring on a grand scale, people are wondering about securing social media platforms. I wouldn’t call myself an expert on either topic, but I have good knowledge of the underlying technologies... Read more »

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