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Fundraising: Instinct vs Insight

By Andrew Olsen CFRE As a fundraiser you’ll have a lot of people offer you suggestions on how best to do your job.  Well intentioned board members, executive directors, program staffers, volunteers and supporters will, at one time or another, probably all give you suggestions (requested or not). Most of these suggestions are based on…

13 Ways to Engage Major Donors

By Andrew Olsen CFRE Chronicle of Philanthropy recently reported that big gifts from major donors are on the decline.  Their analysis of recent studies confirms giving patterns of wealthy donors today mirror those of the Great Depression.  It’s likely this means you may have to delay or scale back expectations for major campaigns. But more than anything, it…

The Battle for Integrity

by Dan Busby While far from perfect, King David is one of the first ones we think of when the discussion turns to integrity. Asaph, the royal court composer, said David shepherded them with “the integrity of his heart and guided them by the skillfulness of his hands” (Psalm 78:72, KVJ). David led Israel with…

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Welcome to CLA

Welcome to the Christian Leadership Alliance blog. We  believe if you value the importance of  learning, growing, and achieving all you’ve been called to do as a leader, then it’s no accident you are here. Today we launch this new blog by introducing you to who we are, what we do, and what you can…

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Resource Development

In all things I have shown you that by working hard in this way we must help the weak and remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he himself said, ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive. – Acts 20:35 By their approval of this service, they will glorify God because of…

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What is CLA?

Christian Leadership Alliance equips and unites leaders to transform the world for Christ. We seek to build the body of Christ by building the people Christ calls to leadership.