We developed six case studies on recent CEO successions in major Jewish nonprofit organizations. Each highlights fascinating and unique stories of leadership transitions and offers bright spots and lessons to the sector.
Leading Edge commissioned a series of case studies profiling CEO transitions at six different major Jewish organizations across the country:
- American Jewish World Service (AJWS)
- Bend the Arc
- Combined Jewish Philanthropies
- A JCC in the Midwest
- Spertus Institute for Jewish Learning and Leadership
- Tufts Hillel
What we learned were valuable lessons about how Jewish organizations can best prepare and position leaders to succeed.
These case studies offer a candid, personal look at the inner workings of a CEO transition process.
They are rich with first person accounts from key figures involved — the outgoing and incoming CEOs, board members, search committee members, and others — and address key issues for Jewish organizations today, including gender and generational differences in approach to leadership, organizational culture change, best practices for search committees, and more.
CEO Search Committee Guide
Leading Edge partnered with a Senior Editor from Harvard Business Review to distill the most important elements of running a successful nonprofit CEO search.
Building the Talent Pipeline for Jewish Nonprofits
The President & CEO of Leading Edge describes three initiatives that the organization is launching to tackle the leadership pipeline challenge: CEO Onboarding, Leading Places to Work, and the Lay Leadership Commission.
Cultivating the Next Generation of Leaders for Jewish Nonprofits
This groundbreaking report by the Bridgespan Group investigates why critical Jewish institutions are struggling to find the talent they need, particularly at the most senior ranks.