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NCJWebinars Leadership Series Archive

NCJWebinar Leadership Series is open to just our leadership network and provides an online space to connect, learn together, and provide leadership training and skills. Check out the past webinar recordings below.

September 14: Donor Engagement & Journey Mapping

Featured Speakers: Liz O’Meara-Goldberg, Senior Strategist at Greater Good Strategy and Erica Mutschler, Content Strategist at Greater Good Strategy

Watch this training by the Greater Good Strategy team to learn about digital fundraising, engagement, and stewardship for your section. Using prospective donor profiles, we worked together to answer the questions: What is the tipping-point in their decision-making to become a donor? How do we get donors to be more engaged and more deeply committed to your section’s work? How do we encourage their journey from “fan” to repeat donor? Hear recommendations to engage your target audience and bring them further into your community.

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August 24: Tips and Tricks of Hosting a Zoom Webinar

Featured Speakers: Lindsay Morris, Samantha Weil, and Jane Yamaykin from NCJW’s Leadership and Engagement team

In this webinar,  the Engagement and Leadership team shares best practices for hosting virtual events using Zoom webinars. Learn how to run the tech in the back-end of the webinar mode and tips and tricks for creating engaging virtual programming. Hear examples of section’s successes and gain ideas you can replicate in your own events.

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August 19: NCJW & National Voter Registration Day: Get Out the Vote!

Featured Speakers: Caitlin Donnelly, Education and Engagement Coordinator at Nonprofit VOTE; Claire Lipschultz, NCJW Vice President and State Policy Advocate Co-Coordinator; Linda Levy, NCJW Michigan Section Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote Captain

Every year, millions of Americans find themselves unable to vote because they miss a registration deadline, don’t update their registration, or aren’t sure how to register. And it’s even more difficult to register to vote during a pandemic. Watch the webinar recording with NCJW and Caitlin Donnelly, Education and Engagement Coordinator at Nonprofit VOTE, to learn how to participate in National Voter Registration Day, on Tuesday, September 22, the only holiday devoted to getting all voters registered. Hear from NCJW Vice President and State Policy Advocate Co-Coordinator Claire Lipschultz on how to get involved in Vote Forward, a Get Out the Vote letter writing campaign, and NCJW Michigan Section Promote the Vote, Protect the Vote captain Linda Levy who discussed Let’s Both Vote!, a new campaign launched by NCJW MI to reach out to young voters.

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August 10: From Vision to Reality: Project Development

Featured Speaker: Renee Karp, Immediate Past President of Greater Dallas Section

Each stage of project development is an opportunity to enhance your project’s impact and effectiveness. This webinar will lead you through the process of project visioning, research, design, and evaluation, providing resources each step of the way. Renee Karp, Immediate Past President of Greater Dallas Section discusses how to create a research and development team in your section, establish assessment criteria for creating new projects, and develop evaluation criteria for annual project reviews.

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July 27: Building Board Engagement and Accountability

Featured Speaker: Beth Gansky,  Executive Director of ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute

Learn best practices for setting board expectations, assigning projects and responsibilities to board members, and ensuring they follow through. Join us for our second board engagement webinar led by leadership coach, Beth Gansky. In this interactive session, you’ll gain tools for creating a culture of engagement and accountability and supporting board members through project completion. You’ll have opportunities to practice conversations with board members that foster strong working relationships and a follow through on commitments.

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July 20: Tools for Developing Leaders

Featured Speakers: Amanda Stein, Vice President of Community Service of NCJW St. Louis Section, and Ellen Alper, CEO of NCJW St. Louis Section

Are you looking to engage new members? Would you like some of your members to deepen their involvement with NCJW and learn new skills? Do you need a pipeline for volunteers to become board members? Come learn how to model NCJW St. Louis’ leadership class  and training workshops in your community. You will walk away with essential resources and tools to start creating a leadership pipeline in your own section.

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June 29: Strategic Planning Essentials

Featured Speaker: C. Marie Taylor, President and CEO of Leadership Montgomery

Learn clear action steps for refining and sustaining your strategic plan. Join C. Marie Taylor, President and CEO of Leadership Montgomery, to explore the key aspects of building a strategic planning model that fits with your section. Participants will learn practical models for conducting successful annual strategic planning.  You will leave this seminar with examples of tools, worksheets, and structure options to use to lead an annual strategic planning process and participate in one. This webinar is geared toward section presidents, the executive committee, and executive directors. Interested section board members and staff are welcome.

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June 15: Setting Your Board Up for Success

Featured Speaker: Beth Gansky, Executive Director of ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute
While NCJW sections are navigating uncertain times and new challenges, it’s essential to take time to onboard and engage board members at the start of their terms. As you prepare for the start of a new fiscal year and board term, join Beth Gansky, Executive Director of ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute, for an interactive session to learn best practices and gain tools for onboarding your new board and setting up systems for an engaged and accountable board from the start.  This webinar is geared toward section presidents and the executive committee. Interested section board members and staff are welcome. 

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April 20 Building Relationships With Technology

Featured Speaker: Emily Goodstein and Liz O’Meara-Goldberg, Greater Good Strategy
Even during a national health crisis, there is work to be done. Join Emily Goodstein and Liz O’Meara-Goldberg to learn how we can continue to build relationships with members and recruit new ones from a physical distance. Our sections can (and will!) continue to grow as the country navigates COVID-19 as our organizing methods adjust and evolve to this new reality. This is a more advanced session for folks already familiar with the foundations of online meetings using Zoom.

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April 13: Navigating Crisis in your Non-Profit

Featured Speaker: Cindy Amberger, NCJW Board and Beth Gansky, Executive Director of ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute
In the wake of the coronavirus pandemic, nonprofits have to overcome steep hurdles: managing a teleworking group of staff or volunteers, providing excellent services online, and coping with the unknown. Join Beth Gansky, Executive Director of ACHARAI: Shoshana S. Cardin Jewish Leadership Institute for an interactive session to learn best practices for nonprofit leaders to take during a crisis and to discuss ways to enter the unknown with greater preparedness. This session is specifically designed for Section Presidents and Executive Directors, but open to all NCJW Leaders.

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**On April 20 – before webinar at 1:00 – we will hold a 30-minute Q&A with Andrea Wasserman to follow up on her fundraising webinar since we ran out of time last week.  Folks are encouraged to submit their fundraising questions or concerns beforehand to anyone to connect@ncjw.org.**

April 6: Fundraising during a Global Health Pandemic

Featured Speaker: Andrea Wasserman, Founder of Social Profit Ventures
As nonprofits across the country try to grapple with this new reality, join Andrea Wasserman, veteran fundraiser and consultant for a “how-to” in this critical time. Learn best fundraising practices for donors at all levels and how you can keep them engaged in your work.

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March 30 Digital meetings 101

Featured Speakers: Emily Goodstein and Liz O’Meara-Goldberg, Greater Good Strategy, and Susan Spiers, NCJW Board

Our work matters now more than ever, even if some of our organizing methods may change. It’s definitely possible to turn in-person events into effective online gatherings with the right tools and best practices. Join us to learn the ins and outs of online meetings to host everything from advocacy events and interactive gatherings to member engagement one on ones. Emily Goodstein and Liz O’Meara-Goldberg will guide us through an easy to follow training on how to use Zoom for creative, meaningful, and impactful engagements.

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