A Guide to Fundraising for your Own Professional Development


In July of 2022, the Center for Rabbinic Innovation, in partnership with the Institute for Jewish Spirituality, offered a training session for clergy across the field on garnering financial support for professional development for rabbis. This workshop helped participants consider:

  • Where you can turn to ask for money
  • Who you need to ask for general support
  • Generate and practice some thoughtful “pitches” for why your community and/or funders should invest in your professional development.

Use this guide to assess your resources, refine your pitch and identify your next steps for resource development.