Winter 2020

Winter 2020

Retirement

Your Year-End Retirement Planning Checklist

As the holidays approach, we tend to get wrapped up in making plans with our family and friends but the holiday season also means the end of the year, a good time to check if your retirement planning goals are on track. Continue reading…

 

Technology

Communicating With Our Members in a Digital Age

Christian Brothers Services (CBS) has a history of evolving to meet the changing needs of our members.  This includes the methods we use to communicate with you.  Just 20 years ago, communications were generally delivered via U.S. Mail, telephone and fax.  Today, our communications landscape is dramatically different.  U.S. Mail, telephone and fax volumes have all decreased while website content, email and iChat messages, and social media activity have all increased substantially.  Read more…


Reflections on an Updated Logo for Catholic School Management

Catholic School Management is widely known by our initials as “CSM.” Along with our distinctive initials, we also have enjoyed a distinctive logo since the company’s founding in 1979 when it graced the introductory issue of our flagship publication, the Catholic School Management Letter, also known more commonly by its initials, CSML. The CSM logo reflects the visual ingenuity of Sister Patricia Mulally. Continue reading


Risk

Copyright Infringement: A Trap for the Unwary

Consider the following scenario which may sound familiar: The time has come to prepare a newsletter for your organization which will ultimately be posted to your organization’s website. To create a more captivating reading experience for your audience, you include some images. If your next step is to search the internet for images to include in your newsletter, that decision may prove costly for you and your organization. The images you find on the internet may be subject to copyright protection, and, by using those images in your newsletter, you may be infringing on another individual’s or entity’s copyright and opening your organization up to legal liability. Read more…


Mission Advancement

How to Maximize Year-End Giving

Happy New Year!

It’s not too soon to think about what will prompt those glad tidings to emerge ‒ unparalleled end-of-year giving!  The clock is ticking as we move through our most generous quarter of the year, so now is the time to make sure your strategy is in place to maximize 2019 contributions.  Continue reading…


Health

Health Savings Accounts: Is a HSA right for you?

For many people tax time is the only time of the year when they think of tax planning and opportunities to save money. But as the year comes to a close, it’s a good time to remember the benefits of a Health Savings Account (HSA). A HSA is a personal savings account that allows individuals to pay for current health expenses and save for future qualified medical expenses on a pre-tax basis. Read more…