Looking for higher education opportunities? Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning & Leadership offers accredited graduate-level degree and certificate programs in areas that are critical to the Jewish and wider communities. Learn more at http://spertus.edu/center.
My Jewish Learning — offers thousands of articles, videos and other resources to help you navigate all aspects of Judaism and Jewish life — from food to history to beliefs and practices.
Pocket Torah — an application that provides the user the ability to learn the weekly Torah and Haftarah portion anywhere, at any time, on any mobile device or computer for free.
Sefaria — a free living library of Jewish texts and their interconnections, in Hebrew and in translation.
Stay current on news, trends, and best practices.
eJewish Philanthropy (EJP) — an on-line publisher & a facilitator of resource mobilization serving the professional Jewish community.
JPRO Network (our national affiliate, formerly JCSA) — connects, educates, inspires and empowers professionals working in the Jewish community sector.
The Daily Alert — a digest of news & commentary about Israel & the Middle East, published by the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
ELI Talks — highly produced, 12-minute presentations on "inspired Jewish ideas."
The Foreword — incisive coverage of the issues, ideas, and institutions that matter to American Jews.
Haaretz — the world's leading English-language website for real-time news & analysis of Israel & the Middle East.
Jewish Telegraphic Agency (JTA) — the definitive, trusted global source of breaking news and analysis on issues of Jewish interest and concern.
Tablet Magazine — a daily online magazine of Jewish news, ideas, and culture.
The Times of Israel — 1-stop site for news, features, live blogs & more on Israel, the region & the Jewish world.
Ynet — Israel's most comprehensive, authoritative daily source for 24/7 breaking news & current events from Israel & Jewish content online.
BoardSource — a recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership and supports, trains, and educates nonprofit leaders from across the country and throughout the world.
Charity Navigator — America's largest independent charity evaluator, provides free ratings of the financial health & accountability & transparency of thousands of charities.
Chronicle of Philanthropy — an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years.
Classy — from latest industry trends to best practices, this blog talks about all things nonprofit development and includes free guides, webinars, and case studies.
DonorPath — simplifies, analyzes, & visualizes your fundraising data and matches you with a fundraising expert to begin a year-long, virtual coaching partnership.
Forefront — the nation’s only statewide membership association for nonprofits, grantmakers, public agencies, and advisors that provides education, advocacy, thought leadership, and facilitates collective action around issues that are important to the sector.
The Fundraising Authority — offers a range of fundraising how-to’s and pointers. Find articles that touch on fundraising basics, direct mail tactics, and donor cultivation to get your nonprofit off the ground.
Gail Perry's Fired up Fundraising — an international fundraising consultant, trend-spotter, speaker, trainer, & thought-leader. Her Fired-Up Fundraising approach has helped organizations raise hundreds of millions in gifts.
Guidestar — revolutionize philanthropy by providing information that advances transparency, enables users to make better decisions, and encourages charitable giving.
The NonProfit Times — a popular resource for best practices on how to manage your organization. Its articles delve into industry news and research, as well as fundraising, accounting, and daily operational tips for your nonprofit staff.
Nonprofit Quarterly — offers nonprofits a range of topics regarding news and trends, organizational management, and development.
Philanthropy News Digest — rounds up tons of articles from the philanthropic sector, publishes job openings at foundations and nonprofits, as well as daily requests for proposals (RFP) listings.
The Storytelling Non-Profit — through a variety of workshops, blog articles, and webinars, this resource offers excellent advice about how you can communicate and make meaningful connections with your donors through stories.
Google Alerts — monitor the web for interesting new content.
Harvard Business Review — an award-winning magazine & website that covers cross-sector solutions to global problems. SSIR is written for & by social change leaders in the nonprofit, business, & government sectors who view collaboration as key to solving environmental, social, & economic justice issues.
Stanford Social Innovation Review — an independent news organization that has been serving leaders, fundraisers, grant makers, and others involved in the philanthropic enterprise for more than 25 years.
TED Talks — a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less).
What's the difference between a mentor and a coach?
A mentor helps a professional by sharing their expertise to help guide you in your career. They are often more senior in their roles who can pass on knowledge, personal experience, and open doors to their networks and opportunities. A mentor is typically unpaid for their services.
Interested in being a mentor or being mentored? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A coach is someone who focuses on your job performance and helps you develop skills to advance and perform at a higher level. They help you by leading from behind, asking big picture questions, and helping you determine what steps are needed to hold you accountable and advance your career. A coach is typically a paid professional.
MyJewishCoach — a leadership and team development firm committed to serving as a central resource for all Jewish professionals, leaders, volunteers, and organizations worldwide.
Check out Deborah Grayson Reigel's Jewish Coaching Academy!
Coach.me — Coach.me is an application that helps you reach your goals through coaching, community, and data to help you make daily progress on things that matter. There are different free and paid types of support available.
Both mentoring and coaching are interactive, interpersonal, action-oriented processes that help employees and organizations advance to the next level – and beyond. These are valuable resources to utilize throughout your professional careers.
GRAPHICS & COMMUNICATIONS
Canva — graphic design for social media, email, posters, invitations, and more.
MailChimp — send free marketing emails, automated messages, and targeted campaigns.
Piktochart — easy to use infographic maker.
Pixabay — over 950,000 free stock photos, vectors, and art illustrations.
How is JPRO Chicago different from other associations?
By providing professional development, training, networking, and social opportunities through a Jewish lens, we are staying true to the values that are important to us and our field. No matter your age, experience, or career path, JPRO Chicago is here for you – to help enhance the Jewish communal field by providing resources to help you and your organizations excel in your work.