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JOI 1st Annual Train-A-Thon

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JEWISH ORGANIZING INITIATIVE INC via Crowdrise
July 10, 2011

After a 100-person training though a Brandeis summer program, 194 STORYTELLERS TRAINED!  See more

THE STORY:

The Jewish Organizing Initiative Fellowship is a professional development opportunity for Jewish young adults who learn grassroots community organizing, explore their Jewish identity together, and take action as leaders in the pursuit of social justice.

To celebrate the 13th year of the Jewish Organizing Initiative, 13 Fellows are sharing our organizing experience by training 130 storytellers.

Why storytellers?  Storytelling is all the rage these days, and for good reason.  It is a key skill used for lots of purposes, and we learned how it relates to social change. This year as part of our leadership development training, we’ve honed the art of telling our stories--about why we care about social justice, why we're taking action, and what drives us. We've learned that storytelling is essential for relationship building and movement building, and we've experienced the powerful effect it has in our work.

We want to spread the organizing skills we've learned far and wide, so we've embarked on a Train-a-thon! Help the JOI fellows reach our goal of training 130 new storytellers by raising $13,000 to support the Jewish Organizing Initiative.

We are reaching out to the campuses we came from to teach other young people how they can use storytelling to engage others in their work to change the world.  We’re partnering with other local organizations who think storytelling can benefit their causes.  We’re happy to work with you if you have a group that you think would want our training.

The donations pledged will continue to sustain the Jewish Organizing Initiative, who has developed 120 leaders and organizers for 13 years.

Our campaign

So far, we have trained:

10 storytellers at Jewish Vocational Services

17 storytellers at Smith College

20 teens at Gann Academy

20 storytellers at Brandeis University

16 storytellers at the Boston Skill Share

11 storytellers at the Democracy Center

Quotes from evaluations of our workshop:

  • It was interesting to talk to other people and realize how fast and easy it is to connect to each other through personal storytelling.
  • [This training] helped me think about how to overcome burnout. It took me back to the roots of why I organize.
  • One of the most useful, well-facilitated workshops I’ve been to.

Pledge a flat amount of your choosing or pledge an amount per storyteller trained!

$18

$36

$54

$.77 cents per storyteller-$100

$1 per storyteller = $130

$2 per storyteller = $260

$5 per storyteller = $650

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,318

MONEY RAISED
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  • Matt

    $18

  • Tony Anderson

    $38

  • Roomie #1

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Olivia Killeen

    $20

  • Julia Finkelstein

    $35

  • Killeen Family

    $100

  • Sarah Seward

    $20

  • Susan K.

    $18

  • Judy Leeds & Richard Stonberg

    $100

  • Carl and Elana Kling Perkins

    $100

  • Charles Petersen

    $13

  • Tamara Micner

    $18

  • Corinne Lofchie

    $36

  • Rabbi Ira & Linda Schiffer

    $18

  • Maina ka

    $20

  • Holly & Sid Williamson

    $18

  • Courtney Curran

    $54

  • Andrew and Stacie Garnett-Cook

    $36

  • Deanne Dworki-Riggs

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $54

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Rachel B.

    $18

  • Madeline

    $18

  • Marya Axner

    $100

  • Laura Horwitz

    $25

  • Cecily Harwitt

    $30

  • Uncle Max

    $25

  • North Shore Labor Council

    $130

  • AKTW

    $20

  • Anita Mukherji and Cameron Wylie

    $40

  • Ben and Amina

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $220

  • Ingrid Alana Silverstein

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $78

  • Susan Bloom

    $36

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $35

  • Nathaniel

    $18

  • Rosalind & Jake Joffe

    $36

  • Patricia Gross

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $18

  • Nina Mukherji

    $130

  • Sandy

    $18

  • Elizabeth Aeschlimann

    $54

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18% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,318 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Eliza Sparkes

Amount Raised

$550

Fundraiser Title

JEWISH ORGANIZING INITIATIVE INC

Amount Raised

$400

 

3% Raised of $13,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

liora goldensher

Amount Raised

$238

Fundraiser Title

Aliza Levine

Amount Raised

$220

Fundraiser Title

Josh Kamaer

Amount Raised

$208

Fundraiser Title

Liz Aeschlimann

Amount Raised

$198

Fundraiser Title

Michal Shapiro

Amount Raised

$193

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Mimi Micner

Amount Raised

$193

Donor Comments

Elizabeth Aeschlimann

Elizabeth Aeschlimann

DONATION: $54

To my beautiful and talented sister, who has more love in her heart than any other person I know. 6 years ago

Sandy

Sandy

DONATION: $18

In appreciation of amazing Liz Aeschlimann 6 years ago

Nina Mukherji

Nina Mukherji

DONATION: $130

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $18

6 years ago

Patricia Gross

Patricia Gross

DONATION: $200

In Memory of Karen Bell 6 years ago

Rosalind & Jake Joffe

Rosalind & Jake Joffe

DONATION: $36

In tribute to Michal's good works 6 years ago

Nathaniel

Nathaniel

DONATION: $18

6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $35

Go Michal! Follow your dream! 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

Adelante, Eliza! 6 years ago

Susan Bloom

Susan Bloom

DONATION: $36

Tale as old as Time.... 6 years ago