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2007 Archived News Articles
 
December 10, 2007 -

How Charities Can Make Themselves More OpenThe Wall Street Journal.  Opinion article on transparency, accountability and evaluating nonprofits using voluntary standards like the Leadership Roundtable’s Standards for Excellence program.

 
November 29, 2007 -

Catholic officials gather to consider openness - Shreveport Times. Clergy and lay people came from at least 11 dioceses in three states to network and explore the possibility of lifting the attitude of secrecy that has been part of the church's culture.

 
November 28, 2007 -

Silver lining for struggling dioceses - Boston Globe. Thomas J. Healey, a senior fellow at Harvard University's Kennedy School of Government and treasurer of the Leadership Roundtable, examines financial transparency in Catholic dioceses.

 
November 21, 2007 -

New Vatican personnel policies on salariesVatican Information Service.  New incentive and remuneration policies for lay staff at the Vatican to follow “wise management practices”.

 
November 20, 2007 -

The other health crisis – Why priests are coping so poorlyCommonweal Magazine.  A priest-sociologist, Fr. Paul Stanosz, explores the current health, morale, and collegiality among priests.

 
November 14, 2007 -

Stewardship and Teenagers. The US Conference of Catholic bishops produce a new resource on stewardship and discipleship for use with teenagers.  Available in English and Spanish.

 
November 14, 2007 -

Leadership Roundtable meets at bishops conference, publish Standards for Excellence.

 
November 19, 2007

Women Foundation Heads Meet With Vatican OfficialsAmerica Magazine.  Leadership Roundtable executive director, Kerry Robinson, joins a group of women representing Catholic philanthropic foundations on a visit to Cardinals and senior officials in the Vatican.  The visit was organized by the Fidel Götz Foundation in response to the call from Pope Benedict XVI to explore the contribution and role of women in Church leadership positions.

 
November 8, 2007 -

National Catholic Development Conference Releases Code of Stewardship and Ethics - NCDC

 
November 6, 2007 -

Archbishop James Weisgerber of Winnipeg elected President of Canadian Bishops Conference.  Archbishop Weisgerber addressed the 2004 Leadership Roundtable meeting on Challenges and Opportunities in Governance and Accountability.

 
October 31, 2007 -

Hispanic Ministry Leadership AwardsUSCCB.  Leadership Roundtable member, Sr. María Elena González, to receive the Archbishop Patrick F. Flores Award Medal for Leadership in Hispanic Ministry. Sr. Maria was the joint recipient with the Mexican American Cultural Center (MACC) a member organization of the Leadership Roundtable.

 
October 25, 2007 -

Women of FaithVatican Radio.  Leadership Roundtable executive director, Kerry Robinson, joins a group of women representing Catholic philanthropic foundations on a visit to Cardinals and senior officials in the Vatican.  The visit was organized by the Fidel Götz Foundation in response to the call from Pope Benedict XVI to explore the contribution and role of women in Church leadership positions.

 
October 24, 2007 -

Nonprofit Governance Index 2007BoardSource.  National survey containing data on board composition, structures, oversight, and performance from 2,152 nonprofit leaders.

 
October 8, 2007 -

Call for Catholic colleges to partner with K-12 Catholic schoolsCNS.  Leadership Roundtable board secretary, Francis Butler of FADICA, calls for a new activism that produces partnerships between foundations, Catholic colleges and universities, and Catholic schools to attract and manage resources more effectively.

 
September 30, 2007 -

Catholic Charities USA recognized for fiscal responsibility and general accountability.  Charity Navigator finds Catholic Charities a slam dunk” for donors and the Wise Giving Alliance offers their Seal of Approval

 
September 24, 2007 -

Archdiocese Strengthens Financial Oversight - Robert Delaney reports on new parish finance audits, a hotline for reporting financial irregularities, and a course for parish business managers in the Archdiocese of Detroit.

 
September 19, 2007 -

Connecting faith and best practices – Bill McGarvey of BustedHalo.com interviews Leadership Roundtable director, Kerry Robinson, on the mission of the Leadership Roundtable.

 
September 12, 2007 -

National Study on Nonprofit GovernanceStandards for Excellence Institute Newsletter.  Peter V. Berns reports on a recently published report by the Urban Institute on nonprofit board governance.  Catholic nonprofits can now turn to the Leadership Roundtable’s Standards for Excellence® program for best practices in board governance and organization accountability.

 
September 5, 2007 -

Raising Expectations in the Ministerial WorkplaceOrigins.  Leadership Roundtable Director of Planning, Michael Brough, calls for comprehensive personnel policies for all Church ministers.

 
September 2007 -

Becoming Better Stewards - St. Anthony Messenger. The National Leadership Roundtable on Church Management helps the Church use its finances and personnel better to fulfill its mission.

 
August 29, 2007 -

Leadership Roundtable Board Member Sr. Carol Keehan named most powerful figure in U.S. health care - CNS

 
August 15, 2007 -

Shortage of management talent could hamper nonprofits - CNS. Coverage of Thomas J. Tierney, chairman and co-founder of the Bridgespan Group, keynote address at the 2007 Annual Meeting of the National Leadership Roundtable on Church Mangement.

 
August 6, 2007 -

Online course helps laity manage parishPittsburgh Post-Gazette.  Duquesne University offers new degree course for parish business managers.

 
July 27, 2007 -

The Coming Crisis in Episcopal Demographics - George Weigel. Catholic commentator calls for a “major overhaul” of the system for the vetting and appointment of bishops, a major recommendation of the Leadership Roundtable.

 
July 25, 2007 -

The Leadership Roundtable collaborates on groundbreaking national symposium on excellence in lay ecclesial ministry.

 
July 6, 2007 -

Leadership Roundtable Press Release - Recruiting, Retaining and Compensating a New Generation for Service in the Catholic Church.

 
July 5, 2007 -

St. Thomas University establishes living-wage policy for employeesCNS.  Catholic Universities wrestle with living-wage policies, a subject recently addressed by the Leadership Roundtable at its annual meeting.

 
July 1, 2007 -

National Federation of Priests’ Councils participates in Leadership Roundtable conference on the new generation of Church ministers and leaders.  President, Fr. Richard Vega, contributes to Human Resources committee projects.

 
June 19, 2007 -

The Spirituality of StewardshipRoberta Ward, The Valley Catholic.  Leadership Roundtable Executive Director, Kerry Robinson focuses on the mission of the Church in fundraising efforts with hope, passion in Diocese of San Jose.

 
June 18, 2007 -

Norms issued for Catholic fundraising in U.S.CNS.  The US Conference of Catholic Bishops spell out rules of transparency and accountability for Church fundraising campaigns as called for by the Leadership Roundtable and others in the Catholic philanthropic community. 

 
June 14, 2007 -

Parish Management topic of Diocesan Workshops - Catholic Herald.  The Diocese of Superior, WI, hold a day of workshops for priests, pastoral staff, and lay leaders on issues of parish management.  Bishop Fliss purchases Leadership Roundtable DVD for all parishes.

 
June 4, 2007 -

Conference focuses on best management practices for parishes - CNS.  Villanova University’s Center for the Study of Church Management hears from Leadership Roundtable Board and Council members on the need for performance management and evaluation in all parish ministries.

 
May 10, 2007 -

Leadership Roundtable Board Member Fr. J. Donald Monan, SJ, receives first ‘Justice and Compassion’ award at Boston Catholic Charities Celebration.

 
April 26, 2007 -

Archdiocese cuts $2m from deficitBoston Globe.  Annual financial report issued by the Archdiocese of Boston.  Leadership Roundtable welcomes full disclosure.

 
April 23, 2007 -

At 75, a Battle-Tested but Unwavering CardinalNew York Times.  Michael Powel writes on Financial Transparency in the Archdiocese of New York.  Leadership Roundtable Executive Director, Kerry Robinson, is quoted.

 
April 9, 2007 -

Leadership Roundtable Board Consultant and Human Resources Program Chair Receives National Leadership Award

 
March 15, 2007 -

Diocese begins project with National Leadership Roundtable on Church ManagementThe Beacon.  The diocese of Paterson, NJ, has engaged the Leadership Roundtable for a six week consulting project on strategic planning.

 
March 9, 2007 -

Overhaul Church AccountingNational Catholic Reporter.  Editorial concerning accounting and accountability in Church finances.  Leadership Roundtable Award to Archdiocese of Boston Financial Reporting Project recognized.

 
February 2007 -

Promoting Excellence in Church ManagementThe American Catholic.  Leadership Roundtable Executive Director, Kerry A. Robinson argues that promotion of excellence and best practices in the management of the Church is vital if the Church is to be effective in its mission.

 
February 2, 2007 -

Lead us not into temptationNational Catholic Reporter.  Bishop Dennis M. Schnurr, Treasurer of the US Conference of Catholic Bishops, argues that parishes can no longer be mom-and-pop operations with 'Trust Me' as their motto.

 
January 15, 2007 -

The Role of Church Management within the Renewal of the ChurchAmerica magazineLeadership Roundtable board members featured in State of the Question forum.

 
January 26, 2007 -

Keeping an Eye on the Collection PlateWall Street Journal. David Gibson writes on efforts for better financial oversight in the Catholic Church.  Leadership Roundtable cited as part of the solution.

 
January 23, 2007 -

Uncovering Best Practices in the U.S. Catholic Church by John Eriksen - The Priest magazine.  The Leadership Roundtable’s Director of Research and Client Services identifies seven characteristics of Best Practices in the Church.

 
January 18, 2007 -

Catholic Church Accounting Committee Urges Tighter Internal Finance Controls for Nation’s 19,000 ParishesUSCCB Office of Media Relations.  Lay finance experts urge Bishops to tighten internal finance controls for all parishes.

 
January 17, 2007 -

First Lady, Laura Bush lauds ‘vital role’ of Catholic schools after hurricaneCNS

 
January 15, 2007 -

The Role of Church Management within the Renewal of the ChurchAmerica magazineLeadership Roundtable board members featured in State of the Question forum.

 
January 5, 2007 -

Embezzlement Is Found in Many Catholic DiocesesNew York Times. Bishop Dennis Schnurr and Leadership Roundtable Members Frank Butler and Chuck Zech comment on the scope of embezzlement in the Church.

 

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