Two year Organizational Development Plan

Client: Uri L'Tzedek
Faculty: Sara Grant, Merle McGee
Team: Seth Chalmer, Sari Disenhouse, Michal Kalinsky Frankel, Eric Lightman, Courtenay Burley Speir, Rebecca Weinstock
Year: 2010
Uri L'Tzedek is a social justice organization that seeks to engage, empower and inspire the Orthodox Jewish community to create a more just world. Dedicated to combating suffering and oppression, Uri L'Tzedek creates discourse through community based education, leadership development and issue based advocacy. Now in its third year of operation, Uri L'Tzedek is evolving from a startup organization into a dynamic fixture in the Jewish social justice and Orthodox communities. With a growing community presence and increasingly diverse programs, Uri L'Tzedek sought to assess its activities and internal systems to maximize the organization's impact. The Capstone team created a two-year organizational development plan, with particular focus on the areas of development, communications, operations and governance. Using a demographic analysis of the American Orthodox Jewish community, the Capstone team recommended key messaging and fundraising strategies. The team also documented Uri L'Tzedek's current operations and programs to identify measures of success, craft an organizational logic model, and make comprehensive governance and policy recommendations.