Month: August 2015

The “Local Rag” And Social Media Ads

In my early teenage years, I worked two nights a week at a local community newspaper, the Belmont Herald, in Belmont, MA. They published a few papers in surrounding towns. Our tasks were pretty basic: to stuff the second section

High Holy Day Tickets: Roadblock or Invitation

We all are thinking about the High Holy Days these days. A friend’s Facebook post about a local Reconstructionist synagogue focused my thoughts on the concept of whether a financial transaction regarding High Holy Day tickets is a good thing,

Designated Gifts: The Right Way

What do you do when a significant designated gift no longer fits with the program and priorities of your synagogue? Linda Cohen is a long time congregant who loves the organ. 15 years ago, she made a $25,000 contribution to