When it comes to issues of trust, transparency, and ethical conduct, the question for UJA-Federation of New York has never been “Have we done enough?” Instead, they push to answer tougher questions: What more can we do to raise the standard? How can we be more transparent? What measures do we need to take to avoid conflicts of interest? Every decision and every investment needs to be made with full transparency. At the recent General Assembly … [Read more...] about Trust, Transparency and Ethical Conduct
Professionals in non-profit organizations have a variety of relationships that they develop and maintain in the context of their work. This includes their working relationships with colleagues and clients in their own organization, as well as with those people they meet from other agencies and in the community in general. One of the most challenging of all is the connection between the professionals in the organization and the volunteer … [Read more...] about Mutual Learning: The Hallmark of a Strong Professional-Volunteer Relationship
An excerpt from the Summer/Fall 2009 issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service, published by the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America: The Imperative of Collaboration: Partnering Together in Tough Times by Sally Weber and Michelle Krotinger Wolf Working in close collaboration with other Jewish agencies and organizations to achieve mutual programmatic goals has taken on new urgency with increased client demand and … [Read more...] about The Imperative of Collaboration
This essay was written by Rabbi Sharon Cohen Anisfeld for the Samuel Bronfman Foundation “Why Be Jewish?” Conference, in May 2009. With the opening of the Federations of North America GA 2009 later today in Washington, D.C., and the introduction of the organizations' new CEO and the organizations' new incoming Board Chair, this essay is a reminder to all of us of not only what we need, and expect, from our leaders, but of the strength we as a … [Read more...] about What Do We Need From Our Leaders?
The Summer/Fall 2009 issue of the Journal of Jewish Communal Service is now available. Published by the Jewish Communal Service Association of North America and titled, The HUC-JIR School of Jewish Communal Service: Celebrating the Past, Shaping the Future, the issue celebrates the 40th anniversary of the School and is filled with timely submissions of interest to all working in our community. Here is an excerpt from the first of several … [Read more...] about Celebrating our Past, Shaping the Future