1. Why did you decide to start your organization, Causil?
After spending several years in the Jewish nonprofit space and then in the tech sector I recognized a natural synergy between the two.  Travelling across the country representing the global technology company I worked for, I attended conference after conference where I heard from amazing speakers, developed relationships with great companies and fostered my own personal and career growth.  The glaring thing missing from these events were nonprofits - especially Jewish nonprofits.  With that in mind I set out to create the Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summit Series (#FOJNP), inviting the best speakers, topics and technologies from those other events to our niche-only environment.  Now on our fifth global event, I hope to see many hopeful, creative and motivated people in New York on the morning of August 24, just after YouthCon - http://ny.fojnp.com

Causil is the company I formed to produce these and other events as well as consult on logistical and web strategy based needs for our clients.  

2. Your organization convenes the Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summit.  What was the most common issue Jewish Nonprofits were grappling with at the summit?
While every organization is different, we so often see our attendees grappling with the realm of the web. How do you know what platform to invest your time and money in? Is social media overrated? What is the return on investment of Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn? Can I raise money here?

Social media and the web as a whole has changed the way everyone operates. The transparency and immediacy the web affords to user means everyone is accountable in one way or another. With so many choices how can a certain nonprofit differentiate and remain relevant to its donors, members, those it helps and its staff?   We try to show off great examples of organizations, brands and people doing just that. Whether it is operating above and beyond in this "Thank You Economy" or tweeting openly from the office of the executive director - there are many ways to experiment and succeed today.

3. What are you most looking forward to at YouthCon?
Catching up with old friends and sharing in thought provoking discussion with the foot soldiers on the ground.  The important work being done by YouthCon attendees cannot be minimized.  I only hope that by sharing some of my successes and failures as well as tips and tricks from the Causil playbook we can all.

A serial social entrepreneur, Dave is CEO of Causil which helps organizations engage in the best practices of communications, marketing and technology.

Causil produces the Future of Jewish Nonprofit Summits (#FOJNP) bringing together the best speakers, ideas and companies in order to inspire movement, facilitate change and spark creativity. The New York Jewish Week responded: “be sure Dave is on your radar.”

Often tapped for his opinion, Dave is listed among the “Top Influential Personalities Online” by the Jewish Telegraph Agency.

Dave is looking forward to meeting you in person.  Follow him online to start the conversation now:

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Visit Causil: http://causil.com

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