Friday, July 16, 2010

The Future of Jewish Nonprofits!

How do you move a vital, living, breathing organism of Jewish life forward? My good buddy Dave Weinberg knows how to get it done, and that's why he's put together the Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summit in New York on July 27, and I think most of you should be invested in this. Why? Because most of the things we take advantage of in our Jewish lives are nonprofits.

In the words of the website: "Our objective is to cultivate substantive and concrete dialogue between a select group of decision makers and help make things happen."

Sounds like my cup of tea. Dave's a really enthusiastic guy, and ever since we attended SXSW Interactive together back in March, he's been super jazzed about this opportunity to bring decision-makers together to make something awesome happen in the world of Jewish nonprofits, which in many ways are stalled these days. From my point of view, Social Media is the future for these folks, because it's how you build an involved and curious and excited orbit of people.

Are you interested in attending? Because I know you are. There's still time to register, and there are even a few reduced-price spots for folks who, well, maybe work for a nonprofit that doesn't have the funds to send them off to the summit. There's a discount code on the site, and you can probably contact Dave if you have any questions. Here's the 411, and if you're interested in
The Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summit (#FOJNP) on July 27, 2010, will be at the NYU Wasserman Center for Career Development, 133 E. 13th Street, 2nd Floor, New York, NY 10003. Registration begins at 8am.
It'll be a great chance to schmooze with awesome movers and shakers, and the list of speakers is scintillating! My friends @ylove, @susqhb, and @daroff will be there, but so will a lot of big dogs like Charles Best of! For the full list of speakers, click here.

I'll be there, so you should be there. If you care about the future of the Jewish nonprofit, then make it happen. If you have any questions, let me know, and I'll do what I can to help. T-minus TEN DAYS until the conference!

As a bonus: There's a Shemspeed concert that night at the Honey Bowl and guests of FOJNP get in on the house!