Contributions From Sandra Herron
National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) Journal
The National Association for Temple Administration (NATA) is an active professional network of Reform Jewish Synagogue Executive Directors that publishes a twice-yearly journal with articles written by members and Union for Reform Judaism (URJ) staff. Topics include: collaboration, giving, communication (including social media), technology, and leadership transition.
Sulam for Strategic Planners
Sulam for Strategic Planners (SSP) is a new program of United Synagogue to strengthen congregations and is designed for Synagogue leaders who are ready to begin planning - or to begin exploring the benefits and challenges of strategic planning. While this program is only open to USCJ-affiliated congregations in good standing, many congregational leaders interested in cultivating strategic thinking and planning in their board cultures will find USCJ’ s web-based content informative and useful.
Who Does the Planning?
This web resource by Susan Beaumont, a former Area Minister in the American Baptist Churches and now a leading consultant specializing in the unique dynamics of large congregations, suggests that the nature of the strategic planning process for large congregations calls for a separate planning team and offers thoughts on how to select team members.
The Church Network
This comprehensive administration website compiles vast resources covering 14 domains of knowledge.