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National Leadership Roundtable

on Church Management


June 2013

2013 Annual Meeting will be live-tweeted
Santa Clara Twitter Next week, the 2013 Leadership Roundtable Annual Meeting kicks off at Santa Clara University in Santa Clara, California, for two days of roundtable discussions, workgroups, and dialogue. Entitled A Call to Communion: Co-Responsibility for the Good of the Church, the event attracts leaders from the Church, management, finance, business, academia, philanthropy, and the public and nonprofit sectors to collaborate around key issues affecting our Church. Together we will explore strategic investment, school choice, leadership, parish finances, curia reform, and other topics. You, too, can be part of our deliberations. Follow the Leadership Roundtable on Twitter, @leadershipround, and use the hashtag #CallToCommunion beginning next Wednesday, June 25, 2013. Check our Facebook page for updates, and let us know your thoughts.
Education packets for Partners in Excellence now online 

The Leadership Roundtable has published 24 education resource packets for Partners in Excellence PIE Logo Color TLR Lowres to download. Registered parishes, dioceses, and Catholic nonprofits have access to packets that describe best practices in several key areas including ongoing planning by advisory bodies; ministry and program evaluation; financial planning and monitoring; fundraising practices; and information technology planning. Used in concert, this suite of materials creates a comprehensive support structure for the good stewardship of any Catholic entity. To learn more about becoming a Partner in Excellence and gaining access this valuable resource, email Peter Denio, call (202) 223-8962, and visit the Standards for Excellence Online Forum.


Leadership Roundtable member named US ambassador to the Holy See

Ken Hackett, center, accepts the 2010 Leadership Roundtable Best Practices Award.


Ken Hackett has been nominated to serve as the US ambassador to the Holy See, the White House announced earlier this week. Hackett, the former president and CEO of Catholic Relief Services, was a founding member of the Leadership Roundtable and he accepted the 2010 Leadership Roundtable Best Practices Award, recognizing CRS's commitment to excellence in development and fundraising. The Leadership Roundtable recognized that under Hackett's leadership, CRS was an "outstanding and competent paradigm of financial management." Hackett served the most vulnerable around the world over a 40-year career at CRS, including time in East Africa and the Philippines. He awaits Senate confirmation and could be installed as early as September.

Step up to the challenge! 
fundraising drive enters final days

With just 10 days to go, the Leadership Roundtable is quickly approaching the 100 donors we need before June 30 in order to be eligible for a $50,000 grant from a generous donor. 65 individuals have joined the effort, so we need just 35 more people to go on the record as supporting best practices in the finance, management, and human resource development in the Catholic Church. If you've contributed to the challenge, thank you! If not, there's still time. Click here to make a one-time gift through our online giving partner, FaithDirect. Thanks for your support. 

Upcoming events

The Toolbox for Pastoral Management meets July 7-12, 2013, at San Alfonso Retreat House in Toolbox Logo Long Branch, NJ, on the Jersey Shore. The Toolbox has opened up additional seats to meet the growing demand for new Catholic pastors who seek executive management training. For more information and to register, email Fr. Paul Holmes at
The next Regional Roundtable meets in Philadelphia on September 30, 2013, with an emphasis on Catholic schools and the challenges facing the Church in the Northeast.
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