By Charles Cohen Last week I had the chance to hear leadership from Temple Beth Am, in Jupiter, Florida, and from Temple Beit HaYam, in Stuart, Florida, share their experiences about switching to a “voluntary contribution” membership model. In this dues structure families and i … [Read more...] about Abraham’s Tent: How a Voluntary Contribution Model Creates a More Open Synagogue
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by Cantor Jamie Marx It started as a joke, but the name stuck: in early 2012, we created the “It’s Not a Dues Committee” (INADC). The odd name was intended to help explain the task force’s goals. Clearly, the work of a dues committee is to set dues, raise dues, or enforce dues. … [Read more...] about It’s Not a Dues Committee
Some synagogues are exploring new ways to achieve financial sustainability. by Barry Mael Across the synagogue world there is one topic high on every board and staff agenda: financial sustainability. Lay and professional leaders from all denominations are grappling with how … [Read more...] about Can Synagogues Live By Dues Alone?
Scrapping Synagogue Dues: A case study of one synagogue that radically altered their dues system and found more money, more members and more harmony by Dan Judson The synagogue dues structure has recently become the source of a lot of conversation - on web forums, at … [Read more...] about Scrapping Synagogue Dues: A Case Study
[The following article is offered as a partnership between eJP and the Clergy Leadership Incubator program (CLI). CLI is a two-year program to support and encourage congregational rabbis and rabbinic entrepreneurs in the areas of innovative thinking, change management and … [Read more...] about You Got Rid of What? – Synagogues and Money