Business Activity, CURRENT ISSUE, FACILITIES, Latest News, LEGAL, Operations, Recreation Centers, RISK MANAGEMENT
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Accidents and injuries were almost a given, accepted as an inevitable part of life. Even during a span of eight years of the 21st century, more than 200,000 children were treated in emergency rooms each year for playground-related injuries.
But these times, they are a changin’ — and passively accepting that kids are destined to get hurt on a playground no longer should be the case. The jungle gyms and merry-go-rounds from yesteryear have been replaced with equipment that has been built with safety in mind.
And while injuries and accidents cannot be completely prevented, there is much one can do to help keep playgrounds as safe as possible.
CURRENT ISSUE, FINANCE, Financial Services, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL, RISK MANAGEMENT, Theft/Fraud
Monday, March 30th, 2015
Banks are in the business of risk management — so, who better to help your ministry manage fraud and the onslaught of cybercrime making news almost every day?
Business Activity, CURRENT ISSUE, FEATURE STORIES, FINANCE, Financial Services, Human Resources, IRS Compliance, Latest News, LEADERSHIP, LEGAL
Monday, March 30th, 2015
As March and April roll around each year, a collective sigh can be heard as Americans prepare to file their taxes. Much of the groaning comes in response to the complexity of figuring out what regulations apply. The clergy housing allowance is a perfect example.
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.