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Briefly, Benchmarking

JCC Excellence: Benchmarking 2015 training has just concluded for JCCs participating in the biennial program. And for the first time, it includes a new governance component, which will allow JCCs to better understand the factors that help define effective boards and how to strengthen board impact.

Benchmarking also collects data and tracks measurable indicators of excellence in financial sustainability, Jewish impact, participant and staff engagement, and program performance. This year 49 JCCs are participating, including four first-timers: JCC of Indianapolis, the Jewish Community Center of Schenectady, the Sidney Albert Albany JCC, and the Lawrence Family JCC of San Diego County- Jacobs Family Campus.

JCC Association will be collecting data during September and October. This includes separate online surveys of the participating JCCs’ members, staff and board of directors, reaching upwards of 230,000 of those constituents.

The results will be available in the spring. If your JCC is taking part, please be sure to grab this opportunity to share your opinions. And if you have any questions about Benchmarking and want to learn more about how your JCC can benefit from the information, be in touch with Andy Paller.

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