Resources for Collaboration, Professional Education and Organizational Development

Makom Hadash supports collaboration and professional education as important routes to organizational growth and to helping our members achieve their innovative missions.    Check out the MH events calendar for more information on speakers, learning, and local events.

Professional development and education for Jewish non-profit professionals

Weiner Educational Center of UJA-Federation of New York.  Hosting classes and workshops for Jewish professionals in New York.

Jewish Communal Service Association of North America wiki.  Join for access to a spectrum of resources


Innovation Sector in Jewish organizational life

The Innovation Ecosystem:  Emergence of a New Jewish Landscape.  General Editors: Joshua Avedon & Shawn Landres.  (Jumpstart, The Natan Fund, The Samuel Bronfman Foundation, 2009)

Slingshot 2010/2011:  A resource guide for Jewish innovation.  Information on 50 innovative Jewish organizations this year.

Beyond Seed Funding.  A presentation by Lisa Farber Miller, of the Rose Community Foundation, at 2011 General Assembly of the Jewish Federations of North America


Jewish incubators and co-working spaces

J-Space Beta.   Makom Hadash’s cousin in Los Angeles.

Upstart Bay Area.   Our cousin in San Francisco

JHub London.

Bikkurim:  An incubator for new Jewish ideas.

PresenTense:  Growing the next generation of Jewish innovators

Joshua Venture Group.  An incubator for visionary leaders and innovative ideas in Jewish organizational life.


General information on shared services and co-working programs

Non-Profit Centers Network.  A project of Tides, the NPCN offers information, suggestions, and resources for starting collaborative centers. Check out in particular their recent study on non-profit centers and their impact.

Exploring a Shared Back-Office Service Initiative [Powerpoint] (Robin Hood Foundation, 2005)

Designs for Living. (Malcolm Gladwell in The New Yorker, December 11th, 2000)

Collaboration Database.   Compiled by the Lodestar Foundation and maintained by the Foundation Center, this a wealth of information on ways nonprofits can collaborate to achieve their missions.

Centre for Social Innovation Publications.  We learned a lot from these reports from Toronto’s Centre for Social Innovation on the growth and work of this granddaddy of non-profit center.


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Aaron Shapiro, CEO of HUGE, Inc, speaks about his book Users, Not Customers at a NatanSalon@MakomHadash presentation November 15, 2011