Are Voluntary Dues Right for Your Synagogue? A Practical Guide

UJA-dues-report-header-e1422908109862Many synagogues are struggling with their membership and dues models, but recently, a growing number of synagogues have started to try a new approach: the voluntary commitment model.

In a nationwide study commissioned by UJA-Federation, they identified the 26 synagogues, as of September 2014, that have eliminated dues and are allowing members to make voluntary financial commitments. Researched by Beryl Chernov, Debbie Joseph, and Rabbi Dan Judson, the guide details why synagogue leaders moved to this model, how the adoption process worked, and data and case studies about how revenue, membership, and giving patterns have changed since the switch.

The report is now available for download here.