We believe the best marker of an effective organization is its leadership.
Leading Edge influences and inspires dramatic change in how Jewish organizations attract, develop, and retain top talent.
The Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership: An Ecosystem View
Addressing five causes can make significant progress in closing the persistent and large gender gap among CEOs at Jewish nonprofit organizations.
- Blog PostGender Equity
Chronicle of Philanthropy: Finding Answers to the Gender Gap in Jewish Nonprofit Leadership
- Blog PostOrganizational Culture
What to Expect When You’re Expecting (to read the Employee Experience Survey Report)
Through its work, Leading Edge aims to:
the issue of the leadership pipeline challenge facing the Jewish nonprofit sector.
the Jewish nonprofit sector and be a hub for sound practices and promising ideas around talent, culture, and leadership.
at specific leverage points that have the potential to strengthen the leadership pipeline.
Leading Edge supports new CEOs in easing their transitions to this pivotal role and builds a community of practice around outstanding leadership in Jewish nonprofits.
Leading Places to Work
Leading Edge supports organizations in fostering great workplace cultures — Leading Places to Work — that recruit, retain, and engage excellent people who are empowered to do their best work.
Lay Leadership Initiative
Leading Edge works with volunteer leaders, funders, CEO search committees, and nonprofit boards to strengthen and optimize the crucial partnership between CEOs and lay leaders.
- Talent ManagementArticle
Office, Hybrid, and More: Models for the New Workplace
As vaccination rates rise and restrictions abate, leaders face new decisions and challenges about where and how we work together.
In the “Just Leading” podcast, three trailblazing thought leaders—Gali Cooks, Ilana Kaufman, and Elana Wien—host intimate conversations with a diverse set of leaders within and beyond the Jewish world to examine how to bring more equity into the workplace.
- Organizational CultureReport
Are Jewish Organizations Great Places To Work? Results from the Fourth Annual Employee Experience Survey (2019)
To support organizations in creating even better places to work, Leading Edge conducts an annual Employee Experience Survey. Over the past four years, over 20,000 professionals at 234 organizations have participated.
At the most fundamental level, this work is about the future of Jewish nonprofits across North America and the contribution we hope to make collectively in ensuring our professionals, especially those leading the way, are the most dedicated, mission-committed, and highly-trained professionals they can be.