Recapturing Federation's Strategic Edge
Publication Date: January 2000
Publisher(s): Jewish Communal Service Association of North America
Author(s): Robert Hyfler
Keywords: Professionalism; Fundraising and Philanthropy; Jewish Organizations
Coverage: United States
A competitive business strategy requires an organization to pursue mutual reinforcing activities in a manner different from and more effective than its competitors. Federations can recapture their dominance in the Jewish philanthropic marketplace by focusing on and reinventing four classic characteristics and actitivities of Federation: dynamic lay networks, a reinvigorated lay professional partnership, impact giving and "big ideas," and the global reach of their mission and activities.