Tag Archives: fundraising

2016 Mitzvah Project Predictions

As every industry comes up with their own predictions for the new year, The Mitzvah Bowl has the inability to predict what kids will choose as their upcoming mitzvah projects.  We cannot look into a crystal ball or the future to see what each individual child may decide as a bar/bat mitzvah project. However,  what we can do is give you a sense of trends we observe throughout the year. Here is our prediction list for 2016: Custom Bar/Bat Mitzvah Programs Created By Organizations. Non-profits have more of a handle on their youth volunteers and are beginning to communicate with […]


Students Helping Students

It started last autumn when Alyssa Chadow, a teacher at the California School for the Blind (CSB), had the idea of doing a fundraiser. With more than 85 students, CSB educates children from different backgrounds who suffer from multiple disabilities in addition to blindness. The students of CSB are similar to our students in Israel, which is why Alyssa ended up choosing Keren Or for their fundraiser. Alyssa decided to dedicate the month of February to a fundraising Game-A-Thon. She suggested a pledge of fifty cents per game, and allowed sponsors to give more. During the month, 22 sponsored games […]


If I build it, will they come?

Mitzvah students and organizations alike are in the midst of planning their fall and spring 5K’s, fun walks, gala dinners, bake sales, art shows and practically anything else which will draw a crowd, raise money, awareness and good will. For those first-time organizers, the challenge is in the who, what, where, why, how AND the big question of all—” If I build it, will they come?” The Mitzvah Bowl staff has event fundraising experience and hopes they can help first-timers, second-timers and pros with an easy way to bring event participants. First, dot your t’s and cross your i’s. No, […]