Board Members Behaving Badly

Board members who sit on boards and don’t perform is a challenge known to almost every board, especially when it comes to their roles as fiduciaries, ambassadors and fundraisers. Below are thirteen different archetypes of “challenging trustees” and strategies for managing them. Read More

Who’s the Boss? Reporting Structures in Synagogues

Some of you may recall the 1980’s sitcom, Who’s the Boss – the premise was a lack of clarity in who was truly running the household. Having just completed a survey of nearly 600 USCJ affiliated kehillot, we are left wondering the same about today’s congregations. Read More

Trust in Transition: Mayyim Hayyim’s Recent Executive Transition

The recent leadership transition at Mayyim Hayyim Living Waters Community Mikveh and Education Center can be instructive to other organizations in transition especially those who face the change from start up to “second stage. Read More

What is a Consent Agenda for a Board Meeting?

The terms consent agenda and consent calendar are interchangeable terms. A consent agenda is a board meeting practice that groups routine business and reports into one agenda item. Read more

12 Steps to a Successful Search for a new CEO or Executive Director

Considering a search for a new CEO or Executive Director? Whether the search is planned or sudden, there are immediate issues of transition that have to be handled with special care. Here's a template to guide you through the 12 Steps to a Successful Search.  Read More