Imagine you’re meeting with a donor. The goal: inspire the donor to connect you to a particular mega prospect. Could you – with a passion – share what you need and why? Fundraising is the business of inspiring others to give – either their money or their connections – to allow you to fulfill your... Read more »
There was an amazing donor experiment done by US based foodforthepoor.org. It's a billion dollars a year, food and humanitarian aid organization. Their executive director, Angel Aloma, sent an additional thank-you letter out to their donors in the month of February of that year.
Traditionally, corporate leadership has been understood as a mechanism through which managers drive and inspire their employees to increase production and profits. This narrow, results-oriented view is slowly diminishing, however. An increasing number of contemporary theorists are asserting that leaders also have the responsibility to establish and maintain moral and ethical standards within their organizations.... Read more »
This is the second essay in a series applying values from Biblical leaders to contemporary leadership. Abraham is the father of modern monotheistic thought and practice, a truth-seeker who pursued his beliefs at great personal risk. He was also a great teacher, one who shared his novel ideas and firm convictions with the world around... Read more »
The first in a series on Biblical leaders. Contemporary society has increasingly come to think of leaders as well-positioned people with strong connections, possessing such qualities as power, charisma and wealth. Rarely is much consideration given to their character and deeds, not to mention the impact that they make on those around them. Walk into... Read more »
What can you do in 5781 to make your leadership efforts make more of an impact? Having clarity and the plan to get there will kick start you into the new year with a fired-up focus, resolve and drive. To get you started, take my short challenge quiz below. You’ll get insight that will boost your personal... Read more »
If I told you that you’re a salesman, you may recoil. But reflect for a second… Donors to your mosdos Torah are like customers to a business. Businesses need their customers to be loyal. To buy from them again and again. That’s how they make money. We want our donors to give and give again.... Read more »
As rabbis, educators and Jewish leaders, we are constantly speaking and teaching and looking for an inspiring story or quote to help drive home our point. If you are ever looking to verify a particular quote, you should always head to the reliable Quote Investigator. This Sherlock Holmes goes to inordinate lengths, almost a magazine article... Read more »
How do homing pigeons find their way home? How were seeds created so that humans would help spread them? The great mysteries of biology clearly demonstrate how complicated everything in the world is. It was all carefully designed and exactly suited to its purpose. Everything we experience every day comes from Hashem! Before we read... Read more »
With summer upon us, wouldn’t it be a great opportunity to jump start a Zoom gemara class or chavrusas? Learning gemara is the perfect antidote to the Covid 19 restrictions by opening your students’ horizons and transporting them to a new frontier. Your students will be intrigued by the depth, sophistication and logic of Talmudic analysis.