It’s officially 2022. Editing video is the new self-publishing. Every nonprofit professional has or is trying to learn it. The two classic standard programs for video editing are very expensive. However, there are a bunch of really good programs for free.  CreativeBloq ran a comparative review of the best free video editing software, which is likely to... Read more »

Operating a nonprofit organization successfully requires a lot of hard work and dedication. At times, it can be particularly challenging and even unrewarding. But that’s when you should rely the most on your team’s strength and trust your staff to persevere through these hard times. However, this is only possible if your team is strong.... Read more »

If your donor tells you to expect a smaller donation this time, what do you do? Can you negotiate? Before I had the privilege of guiding others in their fundraising, I spent over a decade raising funds for some incredible organizations. Alongside seeing lots of hatzlacha, I did bump into failure plenty of times along... Read more »

Getting intro’s to new prospects is the most valuable way to grow your donor base.  Intros accelerate both the access to prospects and the trust needed to speed up the time it takes for a prospect to become a donor. They’re 10x+ more effective than going in cold. You may be thinking – I’ve asked for intros and my donors... Read more »

Do you consider yourself a market-maker and shaker in your niche or within your organization? I can tell you this – we had clients early on in the pandemic who wanted to do nothing when the pandemic hit – to hold their breaths and just wait. But we saw it as an opportunity – because... Read more »

Tragedy can open opportunities for unity. We are all familiar with the tragedy that occurred on Lag B’Omer this year in Meron. However, we may not be familiar with the unique and special qualities possessed by these 45 people, mostly young men and boys. One of these boys was Elazar Yitzchak Koltai, zt”l (fondly called... Read more »

So who is Rabbi ______? Tell me about his organization? I hope you say something like, “I’m that approachable guy who helps students and/or young professionals connect to timeless Jewish wisdom, have a more meaningful life as a Jew, and in all human experiences.” It’s important that you keep your personal and organizational brand moving forward.... Read more »

The real answer is: It. Doesn’t. Matter. Soooo what matters? Length isn’t as important as you may think! What is important: Getting your point across in a clear and compelling way. So….know your students and your audience. If they appreciate messaging in Instagram stories…use that medium. If your students relate to you in your WhatsApp status... Read more »

Imagine a massive nuclear power plant energizing the planet. It could not compare to the impact the Mir Yeshiva in Jerusalem has had in bringing Torah to the world. In fact, many Olami rabbis and their rabbis studied at the famed Mir Yeshiva to gain a foundation in Torah study. It is fair to say,... Read more »