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The 2013 Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission
Minsk & Israel
July 7-15, 2013

The Campaign Chairs and Directors Mission (CCD) is JFNA's premier fundraising/training experience. Looking at planned giving, outreach and women's philanthropy, as well as "classic" models of annual fundraising, CCD provides the skills you need to build strong FRD systems in your Federation.

CCD offers first-hand experiences that will inspire you and provide stories you can use effectively in conversations with your donors. And you'll meet leading lay and professional financial resource development leaders from across North America, who collectively will become your personal "kitchen cabinet" to support your efforts throughout the year.
In Minsk, we will learn about the Jewish community of yesterday and see how our work on the ground is helping to build their future.  In
Israel, we will see programs that address the needs of target populations from the Haredim to Israeli Arabs, from new immigrants to new communities in the periphery.

The program begins in Minsk on Monday, July 8 at approximately 3pm. We will depart for Israel on Wednesday, July 10 in the evening on Belavia Airlines.  The program will conclude on Sunday, July 14 at about 9pm.

For more information, please contact Matt Freedman.


Mission Highlights

See your Annual Campaign Dollars at Work:

  • Spend a day at a Jewish summer camp singing, dancing, and learning with Jewish teens and youngsters
  • Go to a Minsk grocery store and shop for an elderly Jewish client, learning to shop on a limited budget

Build your skills as a fundraiser:

  • Practice “making the case”
  • Create a written Campaign Plan
  • Understand planned giving and how to make “integrated asks”
  • Develop “Moves Management” models to cultivate your best donors
  • Discuss best practices to engage the next generation
  • Transform powerful experiences in to inspired stories and learn how to effectively share those stories with donors

Rediscover your own inspiration:

  • In Minsk, participate in a cemetery clean up and Holocaust memorial service affirming Jewish life
  • Visit Vishneyvo – the childhood home of  President Shimon Peres
  • Celebrate Israel with birthright participants and IDF soldiers
  • Spend Shabbat in Jerusalem, overlooking the Old City

Dialogue with top leaders and thinkers in Israel and the Jewish world:

  • Enjoy a cocktail reception at the American embassy in Minsk
  • Meet with Ambassador of Israel to Belarus Yosef Shagal
  • Learn with top Israeli scholars and journalists



Mission Resources

2013 CCD Journal

Scholar-in-Residence: Erica Brown

Berlin Pre-Mission

Mission Highlights

2012 CCD Journal

2012 Campaign Handbook

Mission Cost
$4,800 (double occupancy) covers full program costs and flight from Minsk to Israel. It does not cover international air travel. An $1,800 subsidy from JFNA is available to all participants. The single supplement is $900. Registration deadline is May 10, 2013.


Leadership Committee

Ruth Lederman
Linda Hurwitz
Ann Pava
Susie Stern
Gail Norry
Alison Leibovitz
Robb Lippitt