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!

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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Moving Audiences with UpStart

This week I had the privilege of leading a "clinic" for UpStart's cohort of bold entrepreneurs at a three-day lab in the Bay Area, CA. Together we explored audience-centered marketing and how to tell your brand story consistently and effectively while recruiting for everyday campaigns. I am immensely grateful to UpStart for allowing me this …

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Figuring by Maria Popova

Apparently, Ralph Waldo Emerson fantasized about the merits of a pentagonal relationship with four of his closest friends as the Platonic ideal of intimacy. Among his selected poly-platonic partners would be revolutionary Margaret Fuller, astronomer Caroline Herschel, poet and transcendentalist Samuel Ward, and his wife, Anna Baker Ward, with whom Margaret Fuller and Emerson himself …

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A Meditation on Water

when the surface is unsettled, peaking and swaying, one curve turning to another my image fails to exist glimpses of my skin are found in pale color, and across many distant angles but left to calm itself slowing its dance from side to side the fragments rearrange themselves to form a more focused gaze and …

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