I offer social media integration for fundraising plans, and leadership coaching for organizations in change. My passions are running and Jewish Innovation. I blog, run, get conversations started, and take in the new thinking.
Success means finding practical steps that allow nonprofits to flourish in the digital world.
My professional background is with large, membership organizations where I have managed direct response, overseen CRM, and launched many profitable new initiatives. Here’s my resume.
I work on special projects, collaborations, and assignments. As a consultant, I have advised nonprofits of varying sizes and missions. I ran the direct marketing area in WNYC’s membership department (1994–1999) before becoming Director of Membership at the American Civil Liberties Union (2001–2005). Both organizations had transformative growth during those years.
Maintaining memberships in several professional organizations including Association of Fundraising Professionals, NTEN and Women in Development means I draw from the best resources. I attend Stanford Social Innovation Review events regularly.
Rather than a singular vision, I cull new findings, suggestions and studies. If they excite or inspire me, I share with partners.
Running is new to me (since 2009). I run with many fine people and have fundraised for a bunch of endurance events. I blog about fundraising and running, drawing inspiration from the stories and goals of my teammates. I am on the board of trustees of my children’s Jewish day school in Brooklyn, Hannah Senesh Community Day School. The school is the heart of our Jewish life.
I believe in the power of creative, purposeful networking. There is a new energy in Jewish worlds. With so many resources, great thinkers, and possibilities, I see many innovative opportunities.