We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them. — Albert Einstein

UpStart partners with organizations across the country to seize opportunities to increase access to Jewish wisdom and tradition. We support our partners in generating “out-of-the-box” ideas, building a collaborative and creative team culture, and launching new ventures that contribute to the vitality of Jewish life. 

  • PostitFBPerhaps you’re an established Jewish organization trying to figure out how to connect with a different generation?
  • Maybe your community needs leadership better equipped to refine a vision of the future, and develop and implement the strategy that will bring it about?
  • You may be looking to integrate lessons from other successful innovators  and are not sure how to support the culture change required to implement new ideas?

Our team has assisted hundreds of diverse social entrepreneurs and established organizations in responding to these and other challenges.

IMG_3909We partner with you to reinvigorate your mission, values, and strategic focus while helping to build your capacity to anticipate and create needed change. Our expertise allows us to bring unique value and understanding to this intersection of innovation, organizational know-how, and Jewish life. We begin by listening to your story, assessing your needs, defining the problem, and developing a customized plan of action.

Services Include:

Strategic design and planning
Working with your organization to refine its core mission, values, and strategic focus and increase your capacity to innovate. Our signature processes help identify your most important challenges, recognize opportunities, form thoughtful solutions and implement a course of action for organizational, systemic or programmatic change.

Executive, professional and lay leadership
Offering an array of leadership development services intended to help organizational leaders create a framework for energizing their mission, identifying potential new avenues for growth and fostering continual social innovation. Includes application of the most cutting edge principles and practices of entrepreneurship through the UpStart lens, and experience of using these models within startups and established Jewish organizations.

Program development
Exploring and applying best practices in program design in order to position organizations to design, deliver, and measure the success of innovative, meaningful and compelling programs infused with high-quality Jewish content and perspectives.

Advanced Jewish frameworks of innovation and change
Providing organizations with an in-depth understanding of Jewish texts, terms and concepts that will enrich both their ability to frame their work within a substantive Jewish context, and infuse their programmatic offerings with qualitative, relevant Jewish experiences.

Fiscal Sponsorship

We offer fiscal sponsorship (Model C) to qualified mission-aligned nonprofits. For information, please contact Daniel Winokur or call 415.536.5918.

Contact Us

Please refer to our list of partners.