Past Classes

Social Media for your Jewish Nonprofit

Instructor: Andrew Exler, with guests Alexa Heinrich and Brianne Fleming

Learn the ins and outs of social media on the ground level to ensure you can “step up your social media game” and reach your target audience in the most efficient way possible. We’ll review best practices, tools, branding, accessibility and more! Kick-start the next level of social media engagement for your organization.

Excel Ignite

Instructor: SHIR AVIV

Reclaim 45 minutes a day by using Excel more efficiently and mastering Excel’s three fundamental skills: 1) Navigation, 2) Formatting, and 3) Formulas. Learn Excel shortcuts that will dramatically reduce the amount of time it takes you to complete your day-to-day tasks. These sessions will provide skills that can eliminate manual and repetitive work so that you can get back to the creative and strategic work you were hired for in the first place.

Racial Justice 101 for Jewish Community Professionals

Instructors: TAMAR GHIDALIA AND JILL HOUSEN

Join us to explore the diversity and beautiful tapestry of the Jewish Community and learn tools to achieve racial justice in our communities.  This class will help you better understand the different forms of oppression and racism and recognize, define, unlearn, and correct racist behaviors so that you can advance equity in the environments you are part of, individually and professionally.

Digital Fundraising from Good to Greater

Instructor: EMILY GOODSTEIN

Greater Good Strategy Founder and CEO Emily Goodstein will show you how to grow your email list, unlock the power of automated messaging and social media retargeting, transform email list addresses into donors and… drumroll please… raise (more) money online.

Introduction To Program Evaluation with Rosov Consulting

Instructors: Dr. Frayda Gonshor Cohen and Dr. Zohar Rotem, Rosov Consulting Senior Project Leaders

Understanding the basics of program evaluation will help you martial your in-house resources to better articulate your program/organizational goals, design the appropriate evaluation activities to answer the questions you (or your funders) have about your work, or commission a third-party evaluation that meets your learning goals. Learn the basic ins and outs of program evaluation and get some hands-on practice in planning and designing evaluation activities as well as what to do with all that data.

Intro To Racial Justice for Jewish Community Professionals

Instructor: APRIL BASKIN

Jewish racial/ethnic diversity is a fact of the Jewish community, yet many Jewish organizations are just beginning to recognize this. In this class, renowned Jewish diversity and inclusion expert April N. Baskin offers a well-rounded, understanding, and respectful entry point into the critical conversation about racial justice. You will be given useful frameworks to more effectively understand contemporary dynamics with historical awareness and reliable strategies to more effectively navigate today’s multiracial and intercultural terrain that is complicated, but also ripe with opportunity.

Next Level Fundraising

Instructor: ANDREA WASSERMAN

Calling all professionals who want to foster Jewish communal vitality through stakeholder relationship development that leads to robust fundraising!
Using your own organization as a case study, bring your fundraising methodology to the next level. Learn the essential ingredients for a robust and sustainable fundraising program that will begin with a “true north” that will guide your journey. Proficiency acquired along the way will include:

  • building a strong culture of philanthropy

  • engaging an inspired lay and professional campaign team

  • enriching and cultivating a promising donor pipeline

  • marketing a menu of compelling philanthropic investment opportunities that align with both your donors’ interests and your organization’s aspirational vision, mission, and values.

Each class will culminate with an interview with a giant in the field of philanthropy who has successfully transformed his/her organization through ingenuity and skill in financial resource development.

Writing For Impact

Instructor: DR ERICA BROWN

This two session workshop co-sponsored by JPRO Network and the Mayberg Center for Jewish Education and Leadership will support ten Jewish community professionals to complete articles that are ready for publication in a Jewish media outlet such as eJewish Philanthropy, The Times of Israel, The Forward, a local paper, or another outlet for professional writing. This workshop is for members of our professional community who already have an idea and are prepared to talk about it, write it, and edit it until it’s publication-ready. Bring us your A-game and we’ll share our work, brainstorm together, and welcome gentle feedback.

More Gelt (No Guilt!)

Instructor: SEAN HALE

This JPRO Master Class Consultancy is a special hybrid that blends our Master Class format with a traditional consultant engagement.

Sean Hale will help you identify ways to save money and increase productivity by working smarter, not harder. Whether you’re figuring out how to manage finances through the COVID-19 crisis or looking for funds for a new program, this training – designed for the lead finance professional in your organization – will provide concrete and easily applied mindsets for running a financially efficient organization, help to develop new habits for success, and coaching to individualize and transform learning into an action plan for the organization.

Collaborative Communication and Effective Pitching

Instructor: AARON HENNE

Aaron Henne, Artistic Director of theatre dybbuk, takes participants on a journey through developing their most impactful pitches and identifying the constituents with whom they wish to communicate. Plus: techniques for giving and processing feedback and communicating in mindful ways with colleagues and stakeholders.

Developing Your Unique Leadership Style

Instructor: MAYA DOLGIN

Learn to bring your best self to work with leadership and communication coach, Maya Dolgin, Founder and CEO of BraverMe. This class will help you define, design, and convey your leadership style and professional vision and empower you to approach situations while upholding your leadership values.

Design Thinking for Empathy and Innovation

Instructor: ALLISON SCHILLER

An engaging, collaborative course introducing the methods and mindsets of design thinking, to get you ready to infuse a human-centered approach into your work. Learn to eliminate assumptions, surface implicit bias, break down the walls of traditional thinking, and think like a designer as you approach sticky, complex problems with a fresh perspective.