UpStart Opens Applications to Support Leaders Driving Change in Uncertainty

Press release originally published on eJewish Philanthropy As long-standing Jewish institutions and communal leadership face the current health and financial crises, UpStart has redesigned and relaunched its flagship Change Accelerator program for innovation-minded professionals – otherwise known as intrapreneurs – in the Jewish communal field. The Change Accelerator will gather select cohorts of professionals to learn how to …

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Designing for the UpStart Change Accelerator

UpStart's Change Accelerator launches nationally in just two weeks. A program for bold institutional leaders across North America, the program offers entrepreneurship-based learning experiences that increase their authority and ability to create systems-level change, grow their expertise, and expand the network of intrapreneurs.  In addition to crafting the messaging for this prestigious program, setting us …

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Designing for the Jews of Color Career Development Program

This month, the Jews of Color (JOC) Career Development Program launches. I was grateful for the opportunity to not only be a part of the team that supports its nationwide launch, but also to design its logo and materials. I designed the logo in collaboration with Lina of Talina Design – the logo, and the visual …

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UpStart’s Guide to Virtual Facilitation

UpStart's Managing Director of Learning & Design, Taylor Epstein, produced this timely and invaluable guide on facilitating activities in the virtual world. In an era of programmatic pivots to online-only and the associated Zoom fatigue, designing engaging experiences is a tool we cannot afford not to have in our belt. Click below to download!

Crafting your Personal Brand

Personal Branding is one of my very favorite topics, and last week I had the pleasure of teaching it in a workshop for a group of colleagues in Denver. Take a look at just a few of the items we explored in this two-part series. More to come from Pt II, including how to design …

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Speak to Us of Love

When love beckons to you, follow him, Though his ways are hard and steep. And when his wings enfold you yield to him, Though the sword hidden among his pinions may wound you. And when he speaks to you believe in him, Though his voice may shatter your dreams as the north wind lays waste …

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Your Jewish Nonprofit’s Guide to #GivingTuesday

Whether you lead, support, or are simply invested in the flourishing of a Jewish nonprofit, you have the opportunity to make an impact next Tuesday, December 3, raising funds in an exciting, social, and substantial way. #GivingTuesday is a movement developed in the wake of the commercial holidays following Thanksgiving: Black Friday, Small Business Saturday, …

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