PEJE Summer Conferences

Aug. 04, 2009

Source: PEJE Summer Conferences


Partnership for Excellence in Jewish Education (PEJE) will be holding two conference-workshops for day school administrators dealing with admissions, development and fundraising in August, 2009. The conferences are aimed at honing the core skills of school administrators to help them cope with the challenges of the economic climate.


Making Admission, Recruitment, and Attrition Prevention Work in a Challenging Economy

Monday-Wednesday, August 10-12, 2009 in Philadelphia, PA
With Rheua Stakely and Rebecca Egolf

For: School professionals whose responsibilities include all aspects of admission.

Building on proven strategies that work to recruit families to Jewish day schools, this interactive workshop will provide tools to help:

  • Make the case for Jewish day school in an economic downturn
  • Bring home tips and techniques for free and inexpensive marketing
  • Use technology, social media, and your website as powerful recruiting tools
  • Learn outreach strategies to build relationships with partner organizations and schools
  • Reduce your school's attrition by applying best practices
  • Join the Admission Community of Practice to network with admission colleagues
  • Create and use a comprehensive proactive admission calendar
    • Train admission ambassadors
  • Learn to use and analyze data to make informed enrollment projections
  • Identify your school's particular challenges and learn approaches to addressing them

Raising Skills, Raising Funds: Innovative Strategies to Use NOW

Tuesday-Wednesday, August 18-19, 2009 in Chicago, IL
With Rae Ringel, Sheila Alexander, and Jennifer Weinstock

For: Development professionals at all levels of experience

Conference attendees will learn how to:

  • Develop a culture of philanthropy at their schools
  • Recruit and train a cadre of solicitors
  • Set the development agenda and calendar for the year
  • Work with the development committee and the head of school
  • Prioritize work in a solo shop
  • Engage alumni, grandparents, and community members as donors
  • Lead a relationship-based fundraising program
  • Build and manage a prospect list
  • Improve donor stewardship skills
  • Make the case for giving in the changing economy
Updated: Jun. 22, 2009