So, it was back to a rethink and, with the aid of two consultants with insights into the Cabinet, last month the YLC issued a "Strategic Planning Update:"https://fedweb-assets.s3.amazonaws.com/fed-42/1997/NYLCabinet_StrategicPlanningUpdate_Oct2016.pdf
Now, you really have to read it for yourselves but I can tell you two things: (1) it's wholly uninformative (other than "we have so much more work to do"); and (2) nothing...nada...zip... reflects what the Cabinet leaders heard from the JFNA Board over one year ago.
Somewhere our great friend, the late Rabbi Herb Friedman, z'l, is crying.
Yet, this Cabinet "thing" is wholly consistent with the JFNA "thing."
One needn't travel too far back in the history of JFNA to remember the fiasco of the birth of the Global Planning Table. Pursuing the personal
And, what happened? Well...nothing...changed. The Draft Plan with some minor "tweaks" became the Global Planning Table Plan. No substantive changes; no reflection of any of the criticism leveled at the regional meetings by federation leaders. For JFNA, this was business as usual. Unfortunately, for the federations this was business as usual, as well -- "red lines," meaningless; the deconstruction of collective responsibility, ignored.
And, in the end, after the
Oh, there's more, way more!! How many millions lost in the wake of multiple TribeFests? The aimless wanderings and underperforming of the National Agencies-Federations Alliance. Failed allocations. Unpaid Dues. Failed internal fund rising. Hidden consultant contracts.The list may actually be endless.
But, who cares?