Shifra Bronznick
Senior Fellow

Shifra Bronznick specializes in launching new initiatives, fostering collaborations and helping not-for-profit organizations navigate change.

Shifra has consulted to a wide range of organizations including the Public Education Network, Catalyst, The Fresh Air Fund, Hebrew Union College-JIR, Building Movement Project, American Jewish World Service, the National Council for Research on Women, the Charles H. Revson Foundation, the Medicare Rights Center, the American Indian College Fund, Women Donors Network, Auburn Seminary and the National Council of Churches.

Shifra is president of Advancing Women Professionals and the Jewish Community, recognized publicly as one of the most effective innovators in the field.

She is the co-author with Didi Goldenhar and Marty Linsky of Leveling the Playing Field, a guidebook of tools and strategies used by action learning cohorts including clergy, educators, nonprofit professionals and organizers. As principal investigator for action research projects at the Nathan Cummings Foundation, her work, including the influential report, Visioning Justice, has resulted in the establishment of a Jewish social justice “roundtable” coalition comprised of all the significant organizations in the field. She has also worked with many next generation change leaders to support them in developing their vision and building their communities.

Shifra has been chosen three times by The Jewish Daily Forward as one of the 50 most influential Jews, most recently in 2009.

The leadership strategist to the White House Project for a decade, Shifra designed its National Women’s Leadership Summits, which brought together the most influential women in corporations, academia and the nonprofit sector. She established its Corporate Council, as well as “Women Rule.” Launched by WHP with O, Oprah's magazine, this program benefited women who were building projects as nonprofit leaders and social entrepreneurs.

Previously she served as executive vice president of Swig, Weiler & Arnow Mgt. Co., Inc., one of the premier commercial real estate firms in New York.

In addition to being a senior fellow at RCLA, Shifra teaches strategic leadership in the NYU Wagner Executive Masters in Public Administration program.