Statement on Trial Verdict

Originally written for UpStart's audience, April 2021: For many members of our community, racial violence is a constant and persistent threat, reinforced and re-experienced when murders by public authorities – such as George Floyd’s – are committed and then recorded. This trauma is not eased by the conviction of Derek Chauvin.But in the struggle for justice, one in …

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UpStart Opens Applications to Support Leaders Driving Change in Uncertainty

Press release originally published on eJewish Philanthropy As long-standing Jewish institutions and communal leadership face the current health and financial crises, UpStart has redesigned and relaunched its flagship Change Accelerator program for innovation-minded professionals – otherwise known as intrapreneurs – in the Jewish communal field. The Change Accelerator will gather select cohorts of professionals to learn how to …

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Designing for the UpStart Change Accelerator

UpStart's Change Accelerator launches nationally in just two weeks. A program for bold institutional leaders across North America, the program offers entrepreneurship-based learning experiences that increase their authority and ability to create systems-level change, grow their expertise, and expand the network of intrapreneurs.  In addition to crafting the messaging for this prestigious program, setting us …

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Designing for the Jews of Color Career Development Program

This month, the Jews of Color (JOC) Career Development Program launches. I was grateful for the opportunity to not only be a part of the team that supports its nationwide launch, but also to design its logo and materials. I designed the logo in collaboration with Lina of Talina Design – the logo, and the visual …

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UpStart’s Guide to Virtual Facilitation

UpStart's Managing Director of Learning & Design, Taylor Epstein, produced this timely and invaluable guide on facilitating activities in the virtual world. In an era of programmatic pivots to online-only and the associated Zoom fatigue, designing engaging experiences is a tool we cannot afford not to have in our belt. Click below to download!

Crafting your Personal Brand

Personal Branding is one of my very favorite topics, and last week I had the pleasure of teaching it in a workshop for a group of colleagues in Denver. Take a look at just a few of the items we explored in this two-part series. More to come from Pt II, including how to design …

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