This year, a new pilot project provided an opportunity for the Fellows to learn about the importance of organizing dollars in addition to their work organizing people to create collective power, as well as teach them new fundraising skills; the project also is meant to expand our capacity by bringing in new resources and building JOIN’s network of friends. Jedd Cohen spoke about his experiences:
The Fellows were matched in small groups of Development Havruta, modeling the traditional Jewish learning style of study in pairs. They were matched with community leaders, people with significant development experience who we wanted to provide more opportunities to engage in the organization and cultivate as donors or prospective donors. Each havruta group worked on individual projects; the Fellows looked to their community partners for strategic advice and support, and the community leaders had many more opportunities to interact with JOIN for Justice.
The Fellows are still working to achieve their development goals! Click here to make a donation in their honor and help them reach their goal.