Hi there! I hope you are all well.
Nothing worse than running blindly into a synagogue program. A creative program can be costly, poorly attended and at times leave people upset if your eye isn’t on the ball. When running an effective program (e.g. carnival, fundraiser, etc) I try never to deviate from my P.E.L. system. Purpose – Execution – Link. Before running a program ask yourself what’s the purpose. Why do this program? Which segment of your community does it serve? If run well, would it benefit your synagogue in a significant way? Understanding the basic reasons and envisioned outcomes are integral to going ahead with this program. Understanding the targeted outcome of your program also impacts the way that your program is going to look. Next is execution. A fluid plan of action is a must for any decent program. Who is going to get names at the door? Who is going monitor traffic? Who is going to run out and get more pizza if you begin to run out? All of these little execution questions are pivotal. With one simple blunder you can turn off the wrong person. Step 3 is the link. The link to your next synagogue event should already be in place. If you plan this event without a follow up event in mind than you may have squandered the long term impact of your current event. Moving from event A to event B should be a premeditated concept.