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As part of our capacity building services to Bay Area organizations, last fall the Federation instituted a Fundraising Initiative which provides one-on-one coaching and group training to the lay and professional leadership at seven local synagogues on enhancing their fundraising skills and results.
This past month 25 synagogue leaders from Sonoma to Palo Alto attended workshops to improve their High Holiday fundraising campaigns and ongoing stewardship of donors. This intensive two-year program, offered through the Synagogue-Federation Partnership and funded through a Jewish Community Federation and Endowment Fund grant, helps synagogues which do not have extensive fundraising experience to better secure their financial stability for their future.
An added benefit is that the training and coaching sessions have created shared momentum and a sense of community, as well as provided a forum for these synagogue leaders to share knowledge and best practices.
Participating congregations include Congregation Adath Israel, San Francisco; Congregation Beth Israel Judea, San Francisco; Congregation Chevra Thilim, San Francisco; Congregation Shir Shalom, Sonoma; Gan HaLev, Western Marin; Keddem Congregation, Palo Alto; and Peninsula Sinai Congregation, Foster City.
If you’d like to learn more about the Fundraising Initiative and how you can help ensure a vibrant tomorrow for your synagogue, contact Rabbi Marv Goodman at 415.369.2860.