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“Leaders of the Future” – How Nonprofits Work

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Whether serving on a board or helping with programs, getting things done in the nonprofit world is immensely easier if you understand how nonprofits work. This session gave the basics of nonprofit operation, including budget, mission and purpose, the role of the board, staff and volunteers, bylaws and grant agreements, and how you can get involved.

Speaker Bios

Erica Goldman smiling headshotErica Goldman (she/her) is the Director of Program and Operations for JPRO Network. She is delighted to help support all those who work for the Jewish community in North America. has been an engineering linguist, a high school English teacher, an Israel exchange program coordinator, and an Israeli dance teacher. A two-time Brandeis University graduate, she holds an MBA and a Masters in Jewish Professional Leadership and is a grateful Wexner Fellow, class 28, and Ruskay Fellow, cohort 2. Erica is an Educator for the Cornerstone Fellowship, a program of the Foundation for Jewish Camp, and in May 2015, she launched Ma’agal, an initiative to improve Israeli dance education at schools and camps across the nation.

Tamar Davis – CEO, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education

Michelle Friedman – Board Chair, Keshet

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Eric Ascher

Eric Ascher is the Communications Associate for RespectAbility. He is responsible for supporting RespectAbility’s Vice President, Communications in developing and implementing advocacy efforts and communications of various types. Ascher manages RespectAbility’s social media channels, website and emails; organizes and develops webinars; and supervises Communications Fellows.

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