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Register for the Spring Term: Outcomes Academy Online

Spring Term: Outcomes Academy Online Registration is OPEN! Outcomes Academy Online Spring Term registration is open now through April 1, 2019 Modules start April 8, 2019 The Outcomes Academy Spring Term offers in-depth leadership training for those who want to go deeper in their operational knowledge. These interactive and innovative 10-hour modules are developed by…

How to Beat Pride in Giving By John Rinehart

5 Ways to Beat Pride in Giving In scripture we often see the contract between pride and humility. Someday in the hallways of heaven, I believe Nebuchadnezzar and Mary will meet. The man who built Babylon and its famous hanging gardens will run into the woman spoken of across millennia as “a virgin pledged to…

Not-for-Profit Accounting and Reporting Issues By Brown and Jakosz

3 Key Not-for-Profit Accounting and Reporting Issues There have been many changes in not-for-profit accounting and auditing standards recently, along with other reporting developments and considerations. Here’s a look at three of the most significant issues your organization should be aware of. Non-financial Gifts-in-Kind Many not-for-profit organizations rely on donations of nonfinancial gifts-in-kind (GIK) —…

Discover How Vision Births Legacy By Alex McElroy

How do you pursue a vision that leaves a legacy? Do you long to see your vision be completed? If so, you must long for someone to carry on your legacy. True leaders see their vision as more important than themselves. Therefore, true leaders long to see their vision come to fulfillment even if they…

Fundraising as Your Life’s Work By Ron Haas

  The Gift of Your Life’s Work   When employees arrive for their first day of work at Apple they are greeted with this inspirational note: “There’s work and there’s your life’s work. The kind of work that has your fingerprints all over it. The kind that you’d never compromise on. That you’d sacrifice a…

The Short Mission Statement By Mark L. Vincent

The Agony and Ecstasy of the Short Mission Statement The organizational development Community of Practice of which I am Founder expresses its corporate mission statement as follows: Design Group International helps organizations and their leaders transform for a vibrant future. It is 13 words long, including the name of our company. It is clear and…

Rooted and Built Up

  Rooted and Built Up in Him As you therefore have received Christ Jesus the Lord, so walk in Him, rooted and built up in Him, and established in the faith, as you have been taught, abounding in it with thanksgiving. (Colossians 2:6-7) To excel as Christian leaders in today’s complex world, we must be…

Communicating Your Why By Rob Flint Jr.

Move from knowing your why to communicating it! I am still blown away by the story of the MP3 player and I’m not talking about the iPod. You have probably heard the story by now – a company out of Singapore called Custom Technologies created the technology for the MP3 and eventually released the device…

Asking the Right Questions by Dr. Gary Hoag

Why should board directors ask the right questions?   At the CMA Church and Nonprofit Governance Forum in Perth, Australia, on 22 February 2019, Mal Cooke, a wise lawyer and seasoned board member made this opening comment in his workshop. “The most significant statements you will ever make in a board room end with a…

Facebook and Fundraising By Amy Sewell

The value of Facebook for Fundraising Recently, I was talking with the director of development for one of the organizations we serve, and he expressed that he was feeling fed up with social networks making changes that hamper organizations. Why should an organization continue to put resources into tools that could easily change the rules…

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Upcoming Events

The Outcomes Conference: CLA Dallas 2019

Outcomes Academy Online: Spring Term 2019