By Mark S. Young You might have missed the cover story in the October 16th New York Times Sunday Business section. It was on Walmart, the retail conglomerate with a reputation of maximizing profits historically by minimizing costs, notably though low wages, minimal training, and scarce professional development. This strategy, however, has been faulty, as Walmart has suffered in recent years from inefficient operations that has lead to … [Read more...] about A Reminder of the $54,000 Strategy: What Jewish Organizations Can Now Learn from Walmart!
Archives for October 2016
We must empower those who consume to also produce, those who spectate to participate. By Jake Campbell In a shtetl in northern Russia lived 10 small Jewish families. In each of these families only the father had been Bar Mitzvah and was old enough to be counted in a minyan. The men of the village were not religious; on the contrary all were secular except for the rabbi and his family. For their sake all of the men in the village would … [Read more...] about Community is not a Spectator Sport: Why Hillels and Other Jewish Communities Must Divide Their Labor
By Avrum D. Lapin I recently bumped into an old friend of mine who was the Development Director at a Philadelphia area independent school. We got to talking about #GivingTuesday and he shared his belief that the benefits to the #GivingTuesday campaign extended beyond the sum figure of funds raised. As he put it, “#GivingTuesday enabled us to re-engage with major donors, with all donors. It was easy to get our board behind #GivingTuesday and … [Read more...] about #Giving Tuesday: Standing Out From the Crowd
By Rabbi Daniel Freelander My big learning from all the studies in teen engagement is that one size does NOT fit all. Individually matching each of our young people with an opportunity for deep engagement in a skill that matches their social, intellectual, physical or artistic interest may be the next horizon in maximizing Jewish connections. That will require our youth workers and adult mentors to become advocates for programs outside … [Read more...] about Choosing the Right Key: Serious Teen Engagement through Jewish Skill Building
The Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management was founded in 1968 as the School of Jewish Communal Service to address the need for more highly trained and Jewishly committed professionals in Jewish life. Over the past 40 years the Zelikow School has earned a distinguished reputation as a premier center for the education of Jewish professional leaders. Our project-intensive curriculum requires creative problem solving that engages you … [Read more...] about Applications Open: Zelikow School of Jewish Nonprofit Management Programs