All A-Board! Tips and Tricks for Successful Teen Recruitment with Jewish teen philanthropy professionals, Lom Friedman and Lindsay Ganci.
Lom Friedman directs the Jewish Teen Foundations (JTF), a 14-year-old program of the SF-based Jewish Community Federation. JTF annually trains 100 teens who raise and allocate $180,000 to local, Israeli, and global nonprofits. Lom has also been a director at Hazon Bay Area, Congregation Beth El Berkeley, Camp Tawonga, and Columbia Park Boys and Girls Club. As a Facilitator Trainer and Manager for AJWS, he brought together his interests in social justice, Jewish values, and international travel. Lom holds a Master's degree in Instructional Technology and is also passionate about wilderness adventures, board games, and his children, Zach and Finn.
Lindsay is the Director of Youth Engagement at The Community Synagogue in Port Washington, NY. In her 6 years working with youth at The Community Synagogue, Lindsay has created the thriving program that POWTY is today, engaging more than 250 youth and teen participants in our POWTY Youth Programs each year. Lindsay has created a variety of unique programs for teens in our youth community, such as the POWTY Tikkun Team for our 8th and 9th graders, our POWTY Foundation for 10th and 11th graders, and a variety of successful yearly events such as Top POWTY Chef. In 2015, she was named a recipient of The Jewish Education Project Young Pioneers Award, and has published articles in the URJ's Journal For Youth Engagement. Lindsay truly loves working with the youth and adolescents at The Community Synagogue, and developing strong relationships with POWTY families! Lindsay lives in Port Washington with her husband Alec, their daughter Ruby, and their puppy, Latke.
Topics covered in the webinar:
- Calendaring & timing
- Main recruitment techniques
- Community based events
- Social Media
- Print materials
- Host organization support
- Larger community presence
- Teen leadership celebrations
- Recommendation letters and emails
- Methods that are no longer used
- Recruiting parents vs teens