Almost every religious organization has the same basic challenges: how to recruit volunteers, how to get (and keep) new members, and how to raise funds. “How to Manage an Effective Religious Organization: The Essential Guide to Improving Your Church, Synagogue, Mosque, or Temple,” by Michael Sand, offers practical tips to address these issues for any type of religious organization.

The book covers a wide variety of topics, including:

  • hiring religious leaders,
  • conducting performance reviews, of religious leaders,
  • increasing volunteers,
  • establishing a religious leader liaison committee,
  • increasing membership,
  • firing volunteers, and
  • knowing your members.

“How to Manage an Effective Religious Organization: The Essential Guide to Improving Your Church, Synagogue, Mosque, or Temple” (pages: 224, price: $15.99) is published by Career Press. The book is available at Barnes & Noble, Borders, Amazon.com, and many other booksellers. Visit the author's site sandassociates.com/book.html.