Do You Invest in Your Lay Leadership?

Leadership is everything, right? That is why so many nonprofit Boards and Executive Directors worldwide invest in Governance Committees, whose purpose is to develop and manage healthy, productive Boards. Yet, what do we often see in the world of Jewish overnight and day camps?
  • Many still don’t have a Governance Committee.
  • Of those that DO have a Governance Committee, most don’t have a clear job description for the committee and its members…if they have one at all.
So, invest in your lay leaders today by checking out my article about the responsibilities of the Governance Committee, which includes a sample Governance Committee job description.

Written by Natasha Dresner. Natasha is a Mentor with JCamp 180. Natasha writes a bimonthly nonprofit column "The Nonprofit Prophet" for The Berkshire Eagle. Her focus areas at JCamp 180 include Governance, Strategic Planning, and Lay Leadership development. 

Who we are: JCamp 180 is a program of the Harold Grinspoon Foundation (HGF). Our goal is to significantly enhance the long-term effectiveness of nonprofit Jewish camps in North America. To meet this goal, we provide affiliated Jewish camps with consulting services, annual conferences, shared resources, professional development, and matching grant opportunities. Find more at