For the past two years, Darim Online has produced the Jewish Day School Social Media Academy to help schools advance their work in the connected age. Through the Academy, schools learn about new tools and strategies for fund development, recruitment and alumni engagement in the social media age, and then put their new skills to work, and mature their internal operations. Schools that have been accepted into the 2013-14 Academy participate in an intensive year of training, coaching and project-based learning, and are encouraged to share their learning and accomplishments with the field.
Jewish organizations, big and small, are prioritizing digital communications and embracing new models of leadership and organizational development. While this may seem like an obvious statement to some, for those of us who have been banging the digital drum for some time, it truly feels like we’ve finally reached a critical tipping point. The question no longer is “should we?”, it’s “how do we?”
The hunger for training, coaching, models to emulate, and savvy staff to power the work has skyrocketed.
Beyond Tactics: Taking on Social Media Strategy and Networked Culture in the Jewish Day School Social Media Academy
There are three pillars required for advancing a networked strategy and maturing a school’s use of social media: Strategy, tactics and culture.
We are stepping through the threshold of a new age. Connected, individually empowered, globalized, diverse and personalized. The technologies of today are far more than digital communication tools – they are transforming society at an increasingly rapid rate, with important implications and opportunities for the Jewish community.
It's Elul and the High Holidays are just around the corner. Now is the perfect time to get your Facebook Page 'Likeable!' How will you use it as an entry point for prospective members seeking to engage in the holiday season, and as a point of connection for current members?
We've compiled 10 ideas to get the conversation going. Feel free to add your ideas and your social media "New Year's Resolution" for deepening your community's engagement.