Author Archive | Dan Hotchkiss

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The Stewardship of Risk

Among nonprofits, congregations are among the most cautious and least willing to accept risk in order to fulfill their mission. We’re not alone—many sleepy charities, government agencies, and old-line businesses also avoid risk—but where risk is concerned, many congregations fall into the slow group.

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Project, Spinoff, or Partner?

Churches and synagogues often serve as incubators for soup kitchens, food pantries, nursery schools, retirement homes, arts programs, and other worthy ventures. Once those ventures are established, how much control should a congregation have over them?

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