Congregational Life

URJ Webinar: Congregational Fundraising in the Face of COVID-19

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Join us for a webinar on May 13, 8pm ET with Amy Schiffman, consultant and coach from Giving Tree Associates. Together, we will uncover strategies to continue building relationships with members and donors in a crisis environment. Participants will have the opportunity to ask questions about virtual galas, mailings, special campaigns, and solicitations during a time of extreme uncertainty... and leave with a plan of action.

URJ Webinar: Congregational Collaborations, Mergers, and Alternatives to Mergers

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Join us on Thursday, May 7, 8pm ET, for a webinar on congregational collaborations, mergers, and alternatives to mergers. We’ll discuss various models of collaborative efforts among congregations, how to’s and logistics, and best principles of success. Participants will hear from leaders whose congregations have entered into successful collaborations, will learn how to plan from a place of vision and strength, and will discover how to turn a possible moment of “oh, no!” into a moment of “oh, yes!”

Informational Webinar: URJ Small Groups Course

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Join us for an informational webinar on May 21, 1pm ET to learn about the URJ Small Groups Course, which will launch in July 2020. This online course will cover topics including why small groups, how to get started, building support for small groups in your congregation, and leading small groups. On this call, we'll provide an introduction to the Pathwright online learning platform, will share an overview of the course topics, and will discuss logistics.