FACILITIES, Latest News, LEGAL, Operations, RISK MANAGEMENT, Security
Friday, March 20th, 2015
Schools are facing increasing pressure from school boards, parents and communities to address security vulnerabilities. That pressure is ramped up every time there is a school shooting.
In many ways, this pressure is a positive catalyst that nudges schools to take steps to reduce their safety and security risks. However, as with
most kinds of pressure, it can lead administrators to make desperate moves in order to appease stakeholders, especially when faced with significant obstacles like funding.
budgeting, Business Activity, FINANCE, Financial Services, IRS Compliance, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, Software, TECHNOLOGY
Friday, February 20th, 2015
In some ways, churches must run like businesses. However, houses of worship have specific needs that secular accounting software just can’t accommodate. In this insightful new eBook, ChMS expert Michael Jordan talks about those unique needs — and how the right ChMS meets them. Download this eBook now! And, keep an eye on your inbox for additional chapters, from giving / donation tools to first-time visitor engagement.
BLOGS, Communication, Conflict, Eric Rojas, Human Resources, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL
Friday, February 6th, 2015
Whether toddlers or 20-year employees, the reality is that conflict is inevitable. It’s not if, but how, you deal with it that defines you. There are four kinds of conflict-resolving people: The Wimp, The Driver, The Accommodator and The Winner.
Business Activity, Communication, CURRENT ISSUE, FACILITIES, Human Resources, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, Operations, RISK MANAGEMENT
Wednesday, January 28th, 2015
The aisles that guide your congregation to a higher power could lead to slips, trips and falls if you’re not careful. Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the U.S., according to the National Safety Council. Those injuries accounted for about 8.8 million visits to the emergency room in 2013 — a nearly 500,000 drop from about 9.3 million visits to the emergency room in 2011.
Background Screening, Business Activity, Human Resources, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, RISK MANAGEMENT
Thursday, January 15th, 2015
Legislative changes to child abuse reporting statutes can significantly impact daily operations of these organizations. Leadership must stay abreast of statutory changes in abuse reporting requirements.
Business Activity, Church Branding, Conflict, Latest News, LEGAL
Wednesday, January 14th, 2015
The Supreme Court on Monday (Jan. 12) considered a tiny church’s curbside sign in a case that could raise the bar on government regulation of speech, and make it easier for houses of worship to advertise their services. The Alliance Defending Freedom, the advocacy group that represents Pastor Clyde Reed and his Good News Community Church, bills the case, Reed v. Town of Gilbert, as a religious rights case. But their attorney mostly argued it on free speech grounds.
Business Activity, Church Growth, Communication, CURRENT ISSUE, FEATURE STORIES, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, Never Again, RISK MANAGEMENT
Thursday, January 1st, 2015
People of faith are frequently mission-driven and ministerially oriented. For many of these, volunteering is often considered more privilege than obligation. When such folks have managerial or leadership experience, or when they possess special expertise or have received professional education and training, it is not uncommon that they volunteer to serve the Church via board membership and activity. It is critically important to recognize, however, that even highly educated, skilled and experienced people do not necessarily understand what board service entails and requires of them.
IRS Compliance, Latest News, LEGAL
Monday, December 1st, 2014
July lawsuit settlement with atheist group, IRS admits monitoring churches for allegedly illegal political activity
Background Screening, Communication, Human Resources, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, Never Again, RISK MANAGEMENT, Training
Monday, December 1st, 2014
When it comes to risk management, a few extra steps — literally — can prevent a tragedy.
FEATURE STORIES, LEGAL
Wednesday, October 1st, 2014
Just like gifts of securities, real estate can provide donors with many of the same major giving benefits.