Sunday, March 29, 2020

Business Spotlight

Successful Fundraisers: Just Luck or Something More?

Beginning in 1966, the annual Labor Day Jerry Lewis Muscular Dystrophy telethon raised upwards of $2.5 billion. During its 45-year life span, it became a staple of regular TV viewing highlighting a parade of celebrities who joined “Jerry’s Kids” to entertain viewers and solicit contributions. Jerry used to say he would be happy if he

Covering Your (Small Business) Assets

“People are our greatest asset.”

This phrase has been recited so often by businesses it has acquired a French flavor: it’s a cliché that’s passé. Cynical business consultants write articles that begin “Stop Telling Me People Are Your Greatest Asset.”


How to Give Feedback Like a Boss

“Make feedback normal. Not a performance review.” —Ed Batista

During leadership trainings I will often ask participants to describe what good (and poor) feedback looks and feels like. At one recent talk to mid-level managers, I received the following descriptors about strong feedback.

5 Marketing Strategies to Try in 2020

Entrepreneurs should constantly push themselves to innovate and try new things. As they say, “Good is the enemy of best”—so even if you’re comfortable and think you’re getting by just fine, that type of complacency could be the thing that’s holding you back from true greatness.

KidspirationArt: Inspiring Art for Kids

In a time where kids’ artwork has become increasingly centered around material themes, KidspirationArt is fighting back with wholesome, inspiring alternatives. Created by Marc Stein, along with his two daughters, Abigail and Rebecca, KidspirationArt offers a variety of artwork and designs that promote positivity

Alumni Share Advice With Students During Career Week at Touro’s Lander College for Men

(Courtesy of Touro College) The close-knit community at Touro’s Lander College for Men (LCM) was on full display during Career Week as dedicated alumni came back to Lander to share their professional experiences with current students. Over the course of a week, students were able to attend dinners with

Four B.S. Networking Strategies for Introverts

Do you go to networking events? And are you an introvert? If you are, you’re probably feeling overwhelmed. How will you manage in a large, crowded space?

Good news! It doesn’t have to be scary or impossible to navigate.

To those who say otherwise, I say

IRA. 401K. YOYO.

IRA. 401K. YOYO.

IRA. 401(k). SEP. 457. You may recognize these numbers and letters as short-hand for various employer-sponsored retirement plans. Here’s another acronym to add to the list: The YOYO plan.

In terms of popularity, the 2015 National Compensation Survey

What Is a Case Statement and Do I Need One?

When I started my career in fundraising, the catchphrase I heard most often was “Where is your case statement?” This became very intimidating because I had no idea what a case statement was and whether I needed one. After a while, I was determined to learn about it, and so I undertook my due diligence.

Improve Your Hebrew With Maya Yehezkel

Maya Yehezkel, a Hebrew teacher at Yeshivat Noam, is offering customized Hebrew tutoring for all levels of learning. Her background in education with an emphasis on Hebrew language has enabled Maya to teach Hebrew to a diverse clientele. Maya works with a wide range of students outside of school who require support in Hebrew

Seeking Outstanding Scholar-Athletes

Kaplen JCC of the Palisades is looking for outstanding graduating high school senior scholar-athletes who will be studying in college or Israel next year. One male and one female will win a $3600 scholarship each, with second and third place winners also receiving scholarships. Applications are due December 31, so hurry and apply. The

On Night for Coach Norm, TABC Varsity Hockey Powers Past Undefeated SAR Sting

Thursday night was a special one at the Weather Center as TABC honored the great Norm Blumenthal in recognition of his years of service to the TABC community as both the JV hockey and baseball coach. In between a doubleheader hockey game against SAR, the crowd saluted Coach Norm and last season’s baseball championship banner was