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Excellence in Practice: An Examination of the Field of Jewish Communal Service from the Standpoint of the Professional

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Publication Date: January 2004

Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America

Author(s): Howard Rieger

Series: Journal of Jewish Communal Service, 80:1

Special Collection: Berman Jewish Policy Archive

Topic: Social conditions (Community life and organization)
Social conditions (Associations and meetings)

Keywords: Leadership; Jewish Organizations; Professionalism

Type: Report

Coverage: United States

Abstract:

Our mandate to meet human needs from a Jewish and a communal perspective certainly can be enhanced if our organizations are well run and efficient. A solid business model that is based on meaningful fiduciary oversight and accountability is a valuable addition to a field that years ago assumed such accountability was neither necessary, appropriate, nor possible. So, how far can this model carry us in our quest for excellence?