Developing a Center of Excellence

One of my major strategic priorities at UpStart this year has been to increase my department's capacity for devoting time to higher level brand and marketing work. Like most marketing teams, our biggest obstacle to having that capacity has been responding to the day to day program and development needs of the organization: recruiting for …

Continue reading Developing a Center of Excellence

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 …

Continue reading Statement on Trial Verdict

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 …

Continue reading UpStart Opens Applications to Support Leaders Driving Change in Uncertainty

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 …

Continue reading Designing for the UpStart Change Accelerator

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 …

Continue reading Designing for the Jews of Color Career Development Program

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 …

Continue reading Crafting your Personal Brand