Month: January 2016

Giving Characteristics: How Do We Measure Up?

Synagogue leaders often want to know how they are faring compared to other synagogues. Membership is perhaps the easiest and most public metric. Financial metrics are another story. I haven’t been the only blogger writing about the need for financial

Benefits of Giving: A Chinese Menu?

There are a lot of reasons why people make a contribution to a synagogue, or to any organization really. One reason is that they believe in the cause and that its work will make a difference in the world. Maybe

Lots of Questions For The New Year

For synagogues on a July to June fiscal year, this is the time that the financial people, and others, on the board begin to think about the budget. Are these familiar questions? Is income from dues/annual commitments meeting our expectations?