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Security Tips

Tue, 11/10/2015 - 4:47pm -- Jvillage

As Hanukkah approaches and the major department stores prepare for their busiest season, it’s important to remain vigilant as a consumer. Online shoppers beware as Internet hoaxes and scam artists are already hard at work. Below are our suggestions on how to protect yourself and your bank account from online shopping scams. We encourage you to share these tips with your members: 

The Problem With Event Planning

Tue, 11/03/2015 - 10:15am -- Jvillage

As a former community organizer and event coordinator in the young Jewish community, I had to learn the art of how to successfully engage young adults. 

Last winter I held an event at one of the most well-known mountains in New England. I was able to offer discount passes, hired a semi-popular local band, and offered free transportation and plenty food. The event was marketed and promoted weeks in advance and I hired student recruiters to encourage their friends to go. The event should have had at least 75 attendees. Unfortunately, it only had 15.

The Importance of Networking

Tue, 10/27/2015 - 1:15pm -- Jvillage

It’s conference season! We are gearing up to go on the road & we hope that you are too. Before packing your bags, we recommend to have a strategy in place before attending large events. Here are our suggestions on how to maximize your time at conferences and other networking events:

The Importance of Having a Blog

Tue, 10/20/2015 - 10:42am -- Jvillage

Like most Jewish organizations,  your staff probably has limited time and resources to accomplish everything on your to-do-list. it’s important that staff members use their time wisely to best accomplish your organization’s goal. One cost effective and important task for someone at your organization is to start a blog. Having  blog will accomplish many goals for your organization and we encourage to start one ASAP. 

It's Time for a Digital Refresh

Tue, 10/13/2015 - 3:38pm -- Jvillage

We've recently launched a website in honor of an organization’s 150th anniversary. What a beautiful way to honor this milestone! However, I often wonder why organizations wait for anniversaries to launch a new website? Do we need special occasions as an excuse for a website refresh? Instead of waiting for your organization’s next milestone, we encourage you to bring some extra attention now to your website. 

Maximizing Your Calendar

Wed, 10/07/2015 - 12:00am -- Jvillage

Your online calendar is your organization’s bulletin board. Your online calendar provides a social hub for your community and showcases the vibrancy of your organization to prospective members. It is a tool that can increase revenue, boost community engagement and add value to your social media presence. When you study your Google Analytic data, you’ll discover that your calendar is consistently a top viewed page. To help your organization make the most out of your online calendar, below are tips on how to maximize your calendar: 

Building Young Adult Engagement

Tue, 09/22/2015 - 12:00am -- Jvillage

As most college students move into adulthood and move away from their families, they tend to question religion, beliefs, and their identity. Many students at UVM Hillel tell me “I’m Jewish, but not religious” in a way that makes makes being religious sound like the greatest sin of all. They see themselves as cultural Jews or even Jews that did not embrace Judaism in the past, and now they want to figure out Judaism for themselves.

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