Category: Community

15 Sep

7 Suggestions for Synagogues at the “Apple Reveal” of the Jewish Calendar

My 14 year old like much of the world was aware of the Apple iPhone 8 reveal date and hurried home from school to watch it on YouTube. Apple...

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28 Feb

Finding Our Ball in the Pool

Having just returned from the vacation, I was struck by how effortlessly my kids always seem to strike up a game of catch in the pool with any and...

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07 Dec

The Cost of Bad Board Members

Today I got a note about my new book, On Board: What Current and Aspiring Board Members Must Know About Nonprofits & Board Service from “Fred,” a long-time communal...

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24 Nov

Play with Your Philanthropy

My husband proudly shared with our family over dinner the other night that his team for the food collection drive at the office had executed a secret strategy he...

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31 Mar

Your Jewish Organization Needs to Think Like a B-Org

This article originally appeared on You can see the original at Please indulge the lawyer in me while we talk a little corporate law. Over the last...

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01 Sep

Why Your Organization Should Be in Back to School Mode

This article originally appeared on The air is changing, and it is becoming dark earlier here in the Northeast. The stores have been in back-to-school mode for months....

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01 Jun

Why Making Other People Feel Good Should Be Part of Your Job

In his blog today, The Only Thing That Really Matters, Tony Schwartz, president and CEO of The Energy Project and the author of Be Excellent at Anything, highlights a...

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19 Jan

Transformation Isn’t For the Faint of Heart

This article originally appeared on on January 19, 2011 and can be viewed at The combining forces of the great recession, the proliferation of nonprofit organizations over...

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27 May

Jewish Social Entrepreneurship

Tonight is the CJP/PresenTense  Boston Social Entrepreneurship Fellowship launch. (You can watch it live at An email I received today about tonight’s launch party at City Year said,...

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13 Apr

Communication During Change

Communities are groups of people and as such are emotional beings like the people who comprise them. When organizational leaders are seeking to make significant changes, they need to...

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