2019 Community Campaign

Thank you for your dedication to building community. To caring for Jews in need—everywhere. Your work with the Federation Community Campaign is truly making a difference: no single gift impacts more Jewish lives.

In your conversations on behalf of Federation, use these resources to deepen donors’ understanding of the Federation and the value of a gift.

Campaign Corner

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Greetings Campaigners!

The MJF Development team is still buzzing from the energy of Super Funday, where we launched the 2019 Community Campaign. What a day! We saw campaigner versus campaigner ping pong matches, rabbis dominating the pool table, and a lot of very happy kids eating Federation donuts. We loved seeing community members chatting with lay leaders and professional staff, who helped put a face to the work we do. In short, we kibitzed, we kvelled and we celebrated the power of our community and the work of Federation!

With our official launch completed, we now begin the work of Campaign.

“Wait—we’re just starting now?”

New this year, the 2019 Community Campaign runs from March 2019 – December 2019. Why the change? Because MJF aligned its Campaign, fiscal and calendar years to bring clarity and ease to solicitors and donors. Now, a gift made in 2019 is a gift to the 2019 Community Campaign – whew, it’s almost too easy.

Because this year is a transition year, you may get questions. You’re just a click away from a helpful visual guide to this transition and many other helpful campaigner tools that will help you answer questions.

“Okay, so when do I start?” You have from March 2019 – December 2019 to reach out to your donors and close gifts. Keep an eye on the mailbox toward the end of March, as you will be receiving your pledge cards and an official list of the donors to whom you are assigned. As always, we encourage you to begin your outreach early. This allows you more time to both reach the donor and make a meaningful connection or visit prior to soliciting a gift.

“But wait, what if I still have questions?” We’re ready to assist—whether it’s getting gift status updates, help asking for a gift, or anything fundraising related. Your first stop is Amber Bishop, Development Assistant and Official Captain Campaigner, who can help you out or make sure you get to the right team member. She can be reached at 952-417-2354 or giving@jewishminneapolis.org.

Thank you for all the work you do for our community and for being our trusted partners in this great endeavor of raising the funds that empower, engage, and inspire our community!


MJF Development Team and your Fearless Campaign Chair Howie Milstein

2019 Campaign Dates

Harry Kay Leadership Summit — April 29. 2019
Erev Yom HaZikaron
— May 7, 2019
Lion of Judah Event — May 14, 2019
Yom Ha’atzmaut Celebration — May 19, 2019
Women of Intention Awards — June 12, 2019
Annual Meeting – August 14, 2019
KDS Dinner – October 7, 2019
Cardozo Dinner – November 4, 2019



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