It takes visionary individuals to ignite social change. These more expansive leaders are the pragmatists, the community organizer and the network-weavers.
Ironically, it’s often just when start-up Jewish organizations become more successful that they run into the most profound obstacles, writes Dana Raucher.
At the end of last year, as the Madoff scandal and the economic crisis rocked the Jewish philanthropic world, a sense of near panic erupted within the Jewish community. It turns out that the big revelation was not that we were suddenly faced with a drastic reduction of communal resources; it was that there was a whole sector of Jewish organizations demonstrating that we could, in fact, do more with less.