I am feeling inspired after coming back from a client’s annual International Convention in Baltimore. Over two thousand Jewish teens from around the world gathered for five days of innovative programming, speakers, Shabbat experiences and elections last week and our consulting team was there to conduct focus groups with some of BBYO’s most important constituents: teens, alumni, volunteers and parents. Though I began each focus group with a twinge of guilt for pulling people away from all of the exciting events (including a performance by the one and only Jason Derulo…!), I was heartened by the overwhelming participation and positive attitude from participants. People were excited to provide their input, even if it meant forgoing a fun dinner with friends. It reminded me how important broad participation is for an organization’s planning process and how willing many are to share their time and insights to make the organizations they care about stronger.
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