Advisors for Start-Up Consulting & Training Venture

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To be determined
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Work closely with professional staff
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Wilderness Torah

Scope & Deliverables

Wilderness Torah (WT) seeks to assemble an advisory team with expertise in start-ups, marketing, finance, HR and legal to help it test and operationalize its new social venture -- a training and consulting business aimed to scale WT's social impact while generating earned-income and economic sustainability for the organization. The new venture will consist of multiple training "institutes" and on-going coaching for educators and leaders throughout the U.S. and overseas, enabling others to replicate WT's nature-based community building and educational model. The venture is in direct response to high demand in the U.S. and beyond including Israel, UK, Mexico and Canada.

The team of advisors would work closely with WT's professional leadership, particularly the Founding Director and the Managing Director. Once the team is established, we will map out together a workable structure and convenient logistics for the advisory sessions.

Project Results

The development of a successful training/consulting business that will:

  1. Help generate earned-income allowing WT become more financially sustainable.
  2. Help communities across the Jewish world (nationally and internationally) implement WT's transformational Jewish engagement model.

Organization Description

Wilderness Torah, located in Berkeley, reconnects Jewish traditions to nature. Since 2007, we have served more than 6,000 participants with multi-generational holiday festivals; K-7 outdoor Jewish education; and custom programs for Jewish institutions, Named one of the nation's most innovative Jewish nonprofits four years running, Wilderness Torah's programs consistently sell out and have remarkable impact, especially in connecting young adults and the disengaged enthusiastically back to Judaism.

Required Skills/Experience

  • Experience with and passion for starting, running and scaling training or consulting  business
  • Insight into the risks and challenges of training/consulting businesses
  • Expertise in any of the following: start-ups, finance, marketing, HR, legal, and business.