Matching Our Insides with Our Outsides: Lessons in Jewish Nonprofit Management

Matching Our Insides with Our Outsides: Lessons in Jewish Nonprofit Management
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Gali Cooks

Executive Director | Leading Edge

Are Jewish organizations great places to work? "No," says a Leading Edge survey. But maybe the Rabbis of the Talmud can help us change that.Gali Cooks, Executive Director of Leading Edge, explores how... See more

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Theory X and Theory Y - Wikipedia

Theory X and Theory Y are theories of human motivation and management. They were created and developed by Douglas McGregor at the MIT Sloan School of Management in the 1960s. These theories describe two contrasting models of workforce motivation applied by managers in human resource management, organizational behavior, organizational communication and organizational development.

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Gali   Cooks, 

Executive Director | Leading Edge

Gali Cooks is the inaugural Executive Director of Leading Edge, an organization formed in 2014 by foundations and federations to influence, inspire and enable dramatic change in attracting, developing and retaining top talent for Jewish organizations. Gali’s professional experience spans the public, private and nonprofit sectors. 
 
Her career began as a speechwriter at the Embassy of Israel and a Legislative Assistant at AIPAC. She then joined the Harold Grinspoon Foundation as Founding Director of the PJ Library. From 2007-2013, Gali was Executive Director of the Rita & Stanley Kaplan Family Foundation. In the private sector, Gali was VP of Operations at an education technology startup. Most recently, Gali was Director of Business Operations in the Youth Division of URJ.
 
Gali serves on the Boards of Keshet and the Joshua Venture Group, and holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business. In 2016, she was to the Forward 50, an annual list of the top 50 Jews influencing American life.Gali Cooks is the inaugural Executive Director of Leading Edge, an organization formed in 2014 by foundations and federations to influence, inspire and enable dramatic change in attracting, developing and retaining top talent for Jewish organizations. In 2016, she was named to the Forward 50, an annual list of the top 50 Jews influencing American life, for her efforts to build the next generation of leaders.
 
Gali’s professional experience spans the public, private and nonprofit sectors. Her career began as a speechwriter at the Embassy of Israel and a Legislative Assistant at AIPAC. She then joined the Harold Grinspoon Foundation as Founding Director of the PJ Library. From 2007-2013, Gali was Executive Director of the Rita & Stanley Kaplan Family Foundation. In the private sector, Gali was VP of Operations at an education technology startup. Most recently, Gali was Director of Business Operations in the Youth Division of URJ.
 
Gali serves on the Board of Keshet, and holds a B.A. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and an M.B.A. from the NYU Stern School of Business. She lives in Brooklyn, NY with her family.