The 2013 JData Census will open in the fall.
The 2012 JData census is now closed, but you may continue to update your profile and utilize JData's research functions to benefit your camp.
What is JData?
JData is a non-profit project that collects and provides census information about Jewish educational programs in North America. JData collects a wide range of confidential
information, and focuses on a set of key indicators—these data points have been identified by JData and partner organizations as essential for organizational and field-wide assessment. Working with FJC and the Grinspoon Institute, the survey is tailored to Jewish overnight camps. The JData camp profile includes questions about enrollment, retention, governance, staffing, finance, and programs. Accurate information and statistics about the field help us communicate the power of Jewish camp to funders, communal leaders, and the media. It also helps FJC to create and improve the many programs that benefit camp professionals and campers alike.
How Can it Benefit You?
JData offers the ability to run comparison reports that show you your results alongside those of similar camps. Comparisons are important because they offer you context for understanding how your camp is doing on key indicators such as budget, enrollment, and staffing. How does your fundraising, tuition, or the financial assistance you are offering compare with other institutions of your size? This information is of great value to your board, staff, major supporters, and others with a vested interest in making your program the best it can be.
Worried about the privacy of your data? Individual organizations’ information is kept strictly confidential. A dedicated person at each organization has complete control over who can view that organization’s profile form. This professional or lay leader approves or denies viewing and editing privileges on a case-by-case basis. Contact information from all organizations in the database is available in the Directory. Aggregated, anonymous data is available to all registered users. NOTE: To preserve organizations' anonymity, results are produced only when 5 or more organizations have provided information on the selected variable.
JData is sponsored by the Jim Joseph Foundation and operated by the Cohen Center for Modern Jewish Studies at Brandeis University.
“JData provided us with solid research to bring to our board and community, which helped us create marketing materials for our rebranding launch. It also provided facts behind our success which helped make our case to new families.”
– J. M., Canadian Young Judaea
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