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A fundraising board

The Fundraising Board By Ron Hass

Seven Board Fundraising Responsibilities Many board members are not aware of the full extent of their fundraising responsibilities. Approving the budget is a fiscal decision and a fundraising decision! Ultimately, the board is accountable for achieving the funding goals. A Job Description What would you include if you could write the perfect fundraising job description…

Scapegoating

Scapegoating By Mark L. Vincent

Watch When Succession, Continuity, and Scapegoating Collide Succession and continuity planning involve pervasive and adaptive change and can also be a time when scapegoating surfaces.  A natural part of managing change at this level of complexity is anxiety. Anxiety launches people into pointing at others as the cause of their feelings. They point at individuals…

It's either the One-door or Two-door decision

Reversible Decisions By Alec Hill

One-Way vs. Two-Way Door Decisions When the chair of my church’s board asked: “Is this a one-way or a two-way door decision?” my ears perked up. Asking him to explain the concept, he replied that his employer – Amazon – always uses this language. He defined the terms as follows: Why is this distinction important?…

Unlock the power of teams

Unlock the Power of Your Team By Pamela Westbrooks

It’s Time to Strengthen and Empower Your Team While the word team does not appear in the Bible, the Word of God contains much information about working together! We see a team created when someone accepts Christ as their Lord and Savior. Stronger Together In 1st Corinthians 12:17-28, Paul uses a brilliant illustration about the…

Evaluation of Everything!

A Year-End Review of Everything By Dr. Brian S. Simmons

Everything You Do Is Worthy of Review! The earth is the Lord’s and everything in it.  The world and all its people belong to Him!  Psalm 24:1. God is the Creator. Since He created everything and everyone, He alone retains ownership rights for all He has made! It is His prerogative, alone, how much or…

Thank-you notes

How to Write Thank-You Notes to Donors By Lisa Smith

Heartfelt Thank-You Notes Return a Blessing As you steward the resources entrusted to your organization, one of the most important skills you can cultivate is writing thank-you notes to donors. Your Christian nonprofit team has the privilege and responsibility to be thankful. Scripture is clear that we are to be grateful to God. Likewise, numerous…

Gracious and Attractive Conversations

Gracious and Attractive Conversation By Ed McDowell

Let your conversation be gracious and attractive so that you will have the right response for everyone. Colossians 4:6 NLT Have you ever connected the principle that having the right response for others is tied to your gracious and attractive conversation? These words from the Apostle Paul come as part of the closing words in…

True Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving Is All in Your Head By Scott Rodin

Is Thanksgiving in your head, and should it be? The Oxford Dictionary defines thanksgiving as “the feeling of being happy or grateful because of something.”[1] I think the Oxford Dons got it wrong. What they’ve described is thanksfeeling. If they are right, then it will only take a brief viewing of local, national, and world news to convince you to leave…

Trends you need to watch!

Trends Leaders Should Assess By Ed Fry

3 Trends Faith-Based Business Leaders Should Assess Leaders must keep pace with the trends. In the ever-evolving business landscape, organizations constantly seek opportunities for a fresh perspective on their organizational procedures, policies, and mission. As a faith-based business, evaluating these elements is crucial for remaining effective not only in the community but within the organization itself.…

Video L2L Podcast

Announcing the CLA Leader2Leader Podcast

Leader2Leader Podcasts Are for a Leader Like You! Christian Leadership Alliance presents a new podcast series called Leader2Leader. In this Alliance experience, you will learn from the wisdom of nonprofit leaders who are faithful stewards of what God has called them to do. They will invest their best in you, speaking candidly, from one leader…

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