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Co-Promote Jewish Webinar Series

Thank you for your interest in serving as a partnering co-promoter in RespectAbility’s “Leaders of the Future” Leadership Series for Jews with Disabilities. We are so grateful that you will lend your name to the effort to advance inclusion in our sector.

Partners receive benefits such as:

  • Listings in electronic marketing materials
  • Website acknowledgement for each of the seven webinars
  • Social media shout-outs
  • RespectAbility year-round e-newsletter inclusions available to promote co-presenter events

Partners are responsible for the following:

  • Inclusion in at least one e-newsletter or email to their constituents
  • 3+ social media posts (including sharing our Facebook events for one or several of the webinars)
  • Additional outreach efforts as the partner sees fit

To become a co-promoter, fill out the form below. All fields are required.

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1) Effective Social Media Posts – A Primer

Tuesday, June 22, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other social media platforms have become not just an important way to get out your message, but the most important way to get out your message. While everyone seems to have a Facebook page, a quick scroll through the average social media feed shows that we greatly vary in our ability to use these tools effectively and craft the messages that work. This workshop is designed to close that gap and will be useful not only to contribute to nonprofits, but in anything that you want to do.


  • Pamela Schuller – Professional Stand-Up Comedian, Disability and Mental Health Advocate
  • Eric Ascher – Communications Associate, RespectAbility

2) How Nonprofits Work

Thursday, June 24, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
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 will give 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.


  • Tamar Davis – CEO, Gateways: Access to Jewish Education
  • Erica Goldman – Director of Program and Operations, JPRO Network
  • Michelle Friedman – Board Chair, Keshet

3) Development: Individual Prospects

Tuesday, June 29, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
Money makes the world go round, but relationships are what truly build lasting connections to donors and support for our organizations. This session will teach you how to build these connections, from finding prospects, to opening dialogue, all the way to closing a gift. This session will focus on individual prospects, from friends to philanthropists. There will be a companion session on foundations and grant making.


  • Vicki Agron – Founder and Principal, Vicki Agron Consulting

4) Development: Foundations

Thursday, July 8, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
Foundation funding is at the core of many organizations. There is an art to every part of the process of working with a foundation. From grant proposals to program descriptions, to outcomes and aligning with funder priorities. This panel will feature three leaders from the Jewish foundation world who will introduce each of these topics, explaining both how you as a volunteer can help, and how you might join the foundation world as a professional.


  • Dena Kaufman – Community Legacy Consultant, Harold Grinspoon Foundation
  • David Rittberg – Senior Director, US Jewish Grantmaking, Charles and Lynn Schusterman Family Philanthropies
  • Rachel Monroe – CEO, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation (invited)

5) Leading at the Next Level: Working in the Jewish World

Tuesday, July 13, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
There are many ways to lead in Jewish organizations, from donating time and talent, to active participation. Some will take the ultimate plunge and choose to work professionally for a Jewish organization. In this session, we will focus both on the types of opportunities available, and the ways to build on your network and use modern technology so that you may contribute your time and talent.


  • Gali Cooks – President & CEO, Leading Edge (invited)
  • Reuben Rotman – President & CEO, Network of Jewish Human Service Agencies (invited)
  • TBD

6) Effective Disability Advocacy from the Inside

Thursday, July 15, 2021 – 1:30 p.m. ET / 10:30 a.m. PT
One of the greatest ways that leaders with disabilities and their allies can strengthen the organizations in which they participate is by helping to move them toward greater inclusion. That said, the role of an internal advocate is fundamentally different from that of an external change agent. Learn from some successful Jews with disabilities and their allies about how they’ve made change from the inside at their organizations.


  • Hannah Henschel – Program Associate, Hillel International
  • Aaron Kaufman – Senior Manager, Legislative Affairs, The Jewish Federations of North America
  • Susan Sygall – CEO, Mobility International USA (invited)

7) Accessible Events – Both In-Person and Online

Date TBD
Although 72 percent of nonprofit organizations say they have a policy of nondiscrimination against people with disabilities, too few take simple steps to make their programming truly accessible. For example, fewer than 60 percent of their events are always held in physically accessible spaces. Fewer than one-third (30 percent) offer opportunities for participants at public events to request accommodations like sign language interpreters, live captioning, or food allergy alternatives. This session will give leaders the information they need to ensure that their practices match their principles so that they can benefit from the talents and perspectives of people with disabilities.


  • Lauren Appelbaum – Vice President, Communications, RespectAbility
  • Eric Ascher – Communications Associate, RespectAbility

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