The Week That Was: July 1-7

In today’s world, no nonprofit organization would think twice about collecting, and hopefully analyzing, information about their donors. So too, with website traffic. For how else can one effectively judge site visitors’ demographics and interests?

Based on site and RSS feed analytics, here – in alphabetical order – are the most popular posts on eJewish Philanthropy last week:

A Young Leadership Lesson, from 1960?
by Sarah Eisenman

What does an iPad and leadership, Kodak and Jewish organizations, Google and Torah study have in common? Possibly more than meets the eye.

Finding the Best for the Jewish Communal World
by Jerry Silverman

Across Jewish Federations, we have been addressing the question of talent recruitment for some time. It is the same question being asked in the corporate world: are the best candidates those who have worked in a particular organization or career path throughout their careers, or candidates who come from the outside with different perspectives, approaches and ideas?

Jewish Communal Leadership: Symptom of a Deeper Issue

by Jeffrey R. Solomon

Arguing the extent of the talent deficit is not necessarily a productive endeavor. There are a range of issues that are part of its cause, including the career choices opened to the best and brightest Jews, the increasing insularity of the field, the unwillingness of lay and professional leadership to see lifelong professional development and education a responsibility of theirs, the enormous growth in the nonprofit sector requiring leaders who can manage with environments of greater complexity and uncertainty, and the failure of the Jewish nonprofit world to stay on the cutting edge of the North American independent sector, but rather, transitioned to the trailing edge. Each of these factors merit comment and prescriptive approaches are proposed below.

The Looming Talent Deficit

by Dan Brown

At eJewish Philanthropy, we believe leadership development is one of the most important current issues on the collective communal agenda and will be devoting even more space to the subject going forward.

The Search for the Jewish Holy Grail: NextGen Leaders
by Abigail Pickus

Will the next Jewish leader please stand up?”

Such was the title of a panel at the 2012 Israeli Presidential Conference in Jerusalem that delved into the Holy Grail for every Jewish organization: the quest for the NextGen of Jewish leadership.

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