Together we will ignite your congregation.
Looking to make your synagogue’s systems and communications more efficient?
Want to ensure your employees and board members are happy and fulfilled in their roles?
Interested in talking through some of the obstacles you’re facing with someone who gets it?
organizational systems to make your community run smoothly and efficiently;
staff who enjoy coming to work every day along with board members proud to be involved; and
strengthened communications that inspire members to give their time and resources.
Who Are We?
Hi! We're Caroline + Ellie.
We're co-founders of Real Time Strategy who like to think of ourselves as your synagogue’s big sister: we’re going to tell it to you like it is. That’s because we’ve been where you are–between us, we’ve been a synagogue’s Executive Director, Director of Youth Engagement, and Membership Director and we’re the voice behind @RogueShul on Twitter. So when we say we understand where you’re coming from and all the quirks of synagogue life, we mean it.
What We Do
We want to know about your synagogue’s challenges and–more importantly to us–what makes your community extraordinary. Tell us everything you love about your congregation so we learn all the reasons to love it too. And then we’ll take over 🙌
Real Time Strategy designs an individualized and holistic plan to ignite all the awesome that already exists in your organization–and we’ll help you execute it. This looks different for everyone:
WORKSHOPS AND SHARED CONVERSATIONS
From email etiquette to difficult conversations and how to apologize, we lead workshops designed and tailored for your community. We love a good workshop series because we really get to know your team and see the impact our sessions have.
FULL-SCALE OR HOURLY CONSULTING
We’re ready and excited to work as your partner or the lead on a project in your community. We offer both full-scale and hourly consulting and can set you up with a plan for success or see the project through from beginning to end.
CHANGE MANAGEMENT AND MAKING THE HARD DECISIONS
We’ll help you develop a structured approach to change, get your clergy, staff, and congregants on board, and work with you to guarantee everything is communicated clearly and feels good. And yes, this means we’re the ones you can lean on to make the hard decisions.
"WANT TO RUN SOMETHING BY YOU" CONVERSATION
A candid, confidential, 1:1 conversation to process whatever is taking up space in your head, from brainstorming how best to communicate complicated news or getting some honest, unbiased feedback on how to handle synagogue politics.
This is our way of saying “audit” and we do it for anything and everything: systems and organizational structure, website and communications, staff/board satisfaction, and more. Need to explore something specific for your congregation? We can do that too.
Congregations adapted incredibly to the pandemic and we predict Zoom events will continue in the future. We’re expert Zoom hosts, coordinating rehearsals, events, all required muting, and coaching Grandpa through all his technical difficulties so you don’t have to.
SHULCLOUD REVIEW, MIGRATION, AND SUPPORT
We’ve learned the tricks and know how to make ShulCloud work for you. We can migrate your congregation to ShulCloud, review your current usage, and provide ongoing support. We’ve also got a ShulCloud Onboarding PDF for your congregation.
SUSTAINED SHULCLOUD MANAGEMENT
Outsource your ShulCloud needs to us, the leading ShulCloud experts in the industry. We promise we cost less than hiring a full-time staff member, we know what we're doing and how to work efficiently, and we'll do exactly what you need, no questions asked!
I am so pleased we chose to engage Real Time Strategy to help our synagogue leadership improve and move forward. They have provided all that we expected and more! Working with them is a joy and I highly recommend them.