“I spent time on the first few days of my job cleaning out my desk from the person who was there before me. I actually had to bring in cleaning supplies from home. I didn’t stay long at that place.” ~ Jewish Nonprofit Professional During the past two years, Leading Edge has worked with nearly […]
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 […]
Responses over two years from 10% of Jewish nonprofit sector offer clarity of our challenges and ‘a window to the future’ Contact: Gali Cooks, Executive Director, Leading Edge, (646) 957-6844 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE November 16, 2017 (New York, NY) Leading Edge, an organization founded in 2014 to build a robust talent pipeline for Jewish nonprofits, […]
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.
New York, NY – Leading Edge, the Alliance for Excellence in Jewish Leadership, announced today that Mordy Walfish has been named Deputy Director, effective July 31, 2017. In this newly-created role, Mordy will oversee all Leading Edge program strategy and implementation, working closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to translate strategic […]
March 15, 2017, New York, NY—Leading Edge released a report today that highlights key areas of opportunity that will enable the Jewish community to attract and retain top talent. The report, Call to Action: How Lay Leaders Can Overcome the Jewish Community’s Leadership Pipeline Challenge, outlines a number of practical steps lay leaders can take […]
Within the next five to seven years, 75 to 90 percent of Jewish nonprofit organizations will be faced with the daunting challenge of replacing their retiring CEOs and senior leaders. The key to filling these spots with highly qualified individuals is a strong pipeline that leads to the top.
Over the next five to seven years an estimated 75%-90% of Jewish nonprofits will have to find a new executive director.
How do we hire and fire? What constitutes leadership? And what’s the difference between leadership and management? What are the values of Jewish institutions? And how should their executives display them?
For the first few weeks at his new job at a Jewish nonprofit, Aaron had to ring a doorbell to get into the building. No one told him there was an access code for employees.