Post-High Holidays Road Map for Synagogues
For more than half a year, most synagogues have been physically closed, but working to keep their communities open and connected virtually in prayer, learning, programs and activities. Some...[ read more ]
I Didn’t Sign Up for This. Now What?
Being a board chair in ordinary times is challenging. There are numerous relationships to manage, meetings to co-design and lead, areas requiring oversight, and planning and evaluating to be...[ read more ]
The Zoom Room Your Board is Missing
Do you know where the most honest, insightful and productive board conversations historically took place pre-Covid? If you just said the parking lot, then you’re likely a veteran board...[ read more ]
Moving Beyond Thanksgiving Day to Creating Cultures of Gratitude
This week brings us to Thanksgiving. The day every year where families and friends gather and offer gratitude. Organizations send out emails and notes to staff, donors and volunteers telling...[ read more ]
A Too Often Forgotten Question for Your CEO’s Annual Review Conversation
One of the core responsibilities of a board of directors is to evaluate the executive of the organization. This is actually part of the broader board role of hiring,...[ read more ]
Six Meeting “Must Says”
When I got married, my mother told my husband there were three phrases that would make me happy and that he should say every day: “Honey, you look great.”...[ read more ]
It’s Who You Know!
I had the chance to talk with Michelle Malkin, host of It’s Who You Know! The Podcast. This podcast is bridging the gap between Jewish leaders and those who follow...[ read more ]
Out of Bounds
In my 20s, I was a young lawyer, and a board member and chair of the legal committee of the board. During my first year, a gentleman, who had...[ read more ]
5 Things Your Nonprofit Must Have Clarity On
Consultants overuse a lot of words. I have tried to ban “thinking outside-of-the-box” and “synergy” from my vernacular. The one word that I can’t use enough though is “clarity.” People...[ read more ]
Can Everyone in Your Organization Give a Great Elevator Pitch?
Can your staff, volunteers and board members give a great elevator pitch about your organization in 30 seconds or less? If not, you are missing out on a chance...[ read more ]