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in the Field
JData wants to learn more
about day schools. If you are a day school
professional, please make sure your school is counted.
here to learn more.
We would like to hear from you!
What is one thing you would really
like to learn from the data that JData collects?
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a (J)Date with JData
leaders are deeply and passionately immersed in
the work that they do, as are the people with whom
they work most closely, be they lay leaders or
professionals. Given these deep commitments to
"our" organization, it is easy to apply the
transitive property and assume that the whole
world knows and understands "our" organization's
mission and vision. Every once in a while, though,
it's worth checking that assumption.
This past fall, we at JData
decided to ask a few questions of you, the people
on our email distribution list. We weren't looking
to conduct high-level research----though
that is the hallmark of what we and our colleagues
at the Cohen Center for
Modern Jewish Studies do. We just
wanted to know how to best connect with the people
on our distribution list.
Thank you to all who took the time to
complete the survey. We are very pleased with the
response rate and want to share some of what we
Role in Growing Enrollment
is your school's enrollment growing, and what can you do
to raise the trend line? Here is a lesson from 35 Jewish
day schools that are working to build their enrollments.
the bedrock of the strength and sustainability of Jewish
educational institutions, depends on successful
recruitment and retention of participants. Data play an
important role in the effort to grow enrollment.
Our model was
first applied last year in the PEJE Recruitment and
a concerted effort to help schools improve how they
build their enrollments. The analysis and use of the
data follows six steps (described below). We invite you to
go to www.jdata.com and try these out for
your own school:
best practices in retention and recruitment.
recruitment success rate.
best practices to enrollment.
in Action: Pittsburgh
Raimy Rubin contributes the first in an
ongoing "JData in Action" series highlighting how
JData is being put to good use by our Stakeholders.
how the nonprofit sector lags behind the corporate world
when it comes to data collection, it is encouraging to
know that JData is available to help organizations
focused on Jewish education to track their growth,
identify areas for improvement, and understand their
capacity. Lord knows we can use all the help we can get.
Here in Pittsburgh, we are dedicated to building a
healthy and valuable data habit. To that end, we are now
in our third year of partnership with JData, and have
embarked on our own unique Pittsburgh Jewish Community