Month: March 2015

Does Your Synagogue Practice Financial Transparency?

Technology has made financial transparency for not-for-profit organizations, and even business entities, a whole lot easier. Many not-for profits that want a good rating from Guidestar (a not for profit organization whose mission is to compile and disseminate information on

Challenges for Churches: Sound Familiar?

A few years ago, a friend became a Unitarian minister as a second career. He had worked in media for many years and a reorganization forced upon him the attitude that “I am up for a change.” So he went

Government Funds: Opportunity or Challenge

Would your synagogue accept government funding? There certainly are a number of opportunities for this. The first that comes to mind is of course security. Last year, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security awarded $13 million to not-for-profit and religious

Local Services: Paying For Them In The Future

I have often come out from an evening meeting at our synagogue to find a policeman sitting in his patrol car. A fellow congregant who is also a local attorney once told me that Bloomfield Police officers have been asked