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.
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Our flagship program areas focus on supporting and developing new CEOs, strengthening partnerships between lay leaders and professionals, and helping to create healthy workplace cultures.
Reopening Our Workspaces: A Playbook
Decisions about reopening a workspace are about more than hand sanitizer. They affect team culture, how people work together, and how the work happens.
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How a Lack of Negative Criticism Can Make NGO Employees Feel Unsafe
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Are Jewish Organizations Great Places To Work? Results from the Fourth Annual Employee Experience Survey
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.
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.
Managing Jewish Nonprofits in this Crisis: FAQs
As our field navigates the COVID-19 crisis, here are some questions people have been asking us — and some resources and tips we’ve been sharing.
Employee Handbook Best Practices
A guide for explaining how things work at work.
CEO Succession: Case Studies of Excellence from the Jewish Nonprofit Sector
These case studies offer a candid, personal look at the inner workings of CEO transition processes at six major Jewish organizations.
Call to Action: How Lay Leaders Can Overcome the Jewish Community’s Leadership Pipeline Challenge
This report outlines practical steps lay leaders can take to help address the barriers keeping Jewish organizations from having the robust talent pipeline they need.
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.