Governance and Advisory Bodies (43)

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National Catholic Organizations: Innovations in Governance Structures, Collaboration, and Management Efficiencies

A Leadership Roundtable work group at our Annual Meeting had a shared conversation to identify structural models for collaboration, the ble…

Started by Peter Denio

3 Jul 13, 2012
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Strategic Collaborations in the Church

The post that follows are the results of a work group discussing the opportunities and challenges present for further collaboration in the…

Started by Peter Denio

1 Jul 13, 2012
Reply by Peter Denio

Recommendations for Parish Pastoral and Finance Councils

In an article today in the National Catholic Reporter regarding Pastoral Councils, Tom Gallagher highlights seven recommendations from Lead…

Started by Peter Denio

3 Jun 7, 2012
Reply by Dennis Cheesebrow

Advisory Councils serve the pastor's apostolate, the laity's apostolate, or both?

Tom Gallagher wrote a thought provoking article in today's National Catholic Reporter regarding the role of advisory councils. In it, Mark…

Started by Peter Denio

8 Jun 6, 2012
Reply by Ben Mokry

That's Why We Call it a PASTORal Council

The parish pastoral council exists for one purpose, to help the pastor in his apostolate. There is no evidence in the documents of the Chur…

Started by Jeffry Odell Korgen

0 May 10, 2012

"The Shared Parish" and its Parish Pastoral Council

A new concept for multi-ethnic parishes, especially large territorial parishes is the notion of the "shared parish," popularized by Patlist…

Started by Jeffry Odell Korgen

0 May 7, 2012

Parish Census--How to utilize?

The parish census can be a game-changer--"Just who are we as a parish?" But is can be many decades between parish censuses. Where to go for…

Started by Jeffry Odell Korgen

4 May 1, 2012
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The Need for Broad Consultation

Several years ago a prominent fast-food chain —seeking to increase sales through meeting the needs of its customers— placed feedback forms…

Started by David E. DeLambo

1 Apr 30, 2012
Reply by Mark F. Fischer

Telling the Financial Truth to Parishioners

Too often parish financial reports -- the one-page "balance sheets" that pastors commonly insert into parish bulletins -- reveal so little…

Started by Mark F. Fischer

6 Apr 2, 2012
Reply by Mark F. Fischer

Mandatory Training for Nonprofit Boards and Parish/Diocesan Councils?

The New Hampshire Business Review reports on proposed legislation mandating training for nonprofit board members in the area of fiscal mana…

Started by Michael Brough

2 Mar 24, 2012
Reply by Mark F. Fischer

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