By David Cygielman The Jewish community has made a big bet. In the past five years, we have seen a huge surge in the investment of fellowships and convenings designed to train and support leaders. Talent development is core to building a strong Jewish community, so logically, this is a good communal strategy. The concept of bringing people together to meet one another, learn together and develop new ideas that can bring the Jewish community … [Read more...] about Investing in Leaders
By Erik Ludwig
The purpose of this memo is to frame a conversation about the contemporary context of Jewish nonprofit organizations and the increased importance of a Jewish nonprofit leadership pipeline to develop professionals with the core competencies to lead Jewish life into the next century.
Jewish American philanthropy can largely be understood within the larger trends of the American nonprofit sector and philanthropy. … [Read more...] about WHO’S GOT NEXT:
Understanding the Need for a Jewish Nonprofit Leadership Pipeline
Reflections from the Second Annual Leading Edge Employee Engagement Survey By Scott Kaufman In my past eight years as CEO of the Jewish Federation of Metro Detroit, it has become clearer every day that talent and culture are the two key drivers of organizational success. Thus, when Leading Edge emerged as an entity specifically designed to help strengthen both the talent and culture of our field, I eagerly joined the board, seeing Leading … [Read more...] about Are Jewish Organizations Great Places to Work?
Results detailed that Jewish summer camp is the largest feeder to the sector’s workforce Leading Edge, an organization founded in 2014 to build a robust talent pipeline for Jewish nonprofits, released today a report detailing the results of its second annual survey of employees in the sector. A total of 4,470 employees across 68 Jewish organizations participated this year, including 31 organizations who took the survey for the second year in a … [Read more...] about New Leading Edge Report Details Results of 2nd Annual Employee Engagement Survey
By Barry Finestone and Seth Linden The challenges facing the future of Jewish leadership are well-chronicled - from identifying talent, to training and retaining leaders, to ensuring that Jewish organizations are utilizing leaders to their full abilities. As we have shared, the Foundation understands the urgent need to address these challenges - and is taking action. After a strategy retreat in August, the Foundation’s Board of Directors … [Read more...] about Leadership Development: A Strategy Emerges, Investments are Made