By Avrum Lapin As we approach October 27th, the one year anniversary of the horrific shooting at the Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh, our community continues to struggle with issues of security. We wonder collectively how to keep our communities safe - and to enable our … [Read more...] about Heightened Security: Paying for The Increased Cost of Keeping Congregants Safe
By Avrum Lapin When we read a job description, it seems like this line is usually tacked onto the end of the list of responsibilities ... seemingly just for good measure. While this might seem like a line to favor employers who want to create more flexible positions, it also … [Read more...] about And Other Duties as Assigned…? Does That Really Mean Fundraising?
By Avrum Lapin
Strong, dedicated professional leadership is key to shaping the direction of any nonprofit; effective professionals influence the vision, direction and performance of their organization and employees. The nonprofit sector has often struggled to find highly … [Read more...] about Who’s on Deck?
Succession Planning for Nonprofits Big & Small
By Avrum Lapin Attracting younger families, and generally growing membership, is a priority for congregations regardless of size, affiliation, or geographical location. From case studies, anecdotal evidence, and UJA-Federation’s two recent reports on the subject, many c … [Read more...] about Two Birds? Pros and Cons of Adapting a Voluntary Dues Structure during a Campaign
By Avrum D. Lapin "The art of conversation lies in listening." Malcom Forbes When engaging in conversations, we usually believe that we are listening, but in reality, we are often barely hearing. Too many times while we hear people speaking, we are consumed with formulating … [Read more...] about The Gift of Listening