Our New Year's Resolution: 5770 in Preview


Our New Year's resolution -- a bit late in coming, we recognize -- is to continue to pioneer the field of Jewish social enterprise, and our commitment is to stay as open now with 10 staff and over 300 volunteers in 7 steering committees as we were when we met at the common room of Columbia University's Bayit all those years ago. This document is a step along that path.  

Not everything is here -- it being the first year we put all of these together in a standard format, we had to make some tough decisions as to what goes in and what does not. For example, our feasibility study into whether to open a PresenTense Hub in the Upper West Side is not reflected, nor is our growth of the rather popular PTSchool, nor is our Hub & Fellowship partnership with Telalivit included. Those and close to half a dozen smaller initiatives are being developed by our over 300 volunteer community members, and will be better defined over the course of the next year. If this process goes well, we hope to include them next year. 

Also, not everything here will be done to the dot. As anyone who operates in this world knows, these are testing times, times more defined by change then by stability. As such, these plans can be seen as the roadmaps with which we set out on our journey. We may veer off course, but hope not to. To correct for this, each plan is built with the strategic goals of the plan at the top, and the tactical moves towards the bottom -- with an understanding that we'll stick to the strategies and rearrange tactics as needed. Our three and five year plans will be based on Assumption Based Planning -- these are just based on ABP's principles. 

With all of that in mind, we look forward to hearing your thoughts about our year to come, and we very much hope to learn from this process -- so all of your comments and thoughts (and constructive criticisms) are welcomed. Here is the link, and the document can also be viewed below.

 

PresenTense Year in Preview 5770

 

 
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