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Christian Principles in Business By Matt Fore

How Secular Business Earns Massive Profits Using Christian Principles For many years, secular business has adopted principles laid out in the word of God. Treating others as instructed by the scriptures, as it turns out, is not only the right thing to do, it’s also profitable. “Can I get a refund,” she sweetly asked the…

Stewards Reject Pride By Howard Rich

The Danger of Pride in Leadership is Real Pride and a need to control presents itself at an early age in our lives. As children, we likely played a game called follow-the-leader, where the leader does things that the rest of the group must mimic.  The main objective is to trip up those following the…

Confessions: An Interview with Brent C. Hofer By David Sanford

Confessions of an Angry Christian Leader Augustine’s Confessions was the very first Western autobiography. Countless others have followed. The newest is by Brent C. Hofer. Brent, what’s it about?  As Christian leaders, it’s not enough for us to manage anger. Recovery is possible. I’m living proof. Confessions of an Angry Man is my redemptive story.…

Fundraising Pressure By Randy Bronkema

Don’t Let the Pressure of Fundraising Cripple You! So, you are relatively new to fundraising and now you’re a new Development Director. The Executive Director of the Board says you must raise $150,000 in your first year! That amount will cover the cost of bringing you on and will give the ministry a good return…

The Truth About Control By Wayne Hastings

What’s got control of you? We, especially those of us who live in the Western world, love to think we are in control. We think—in fact, we’re told from a young age—that we can do it all. We work so hard to control our money, our time, our talents, and yet—no matter how hard we…

How Leaders Make Connections By Lee Ellis

Two Foolproof Ways that Leaders Make Connections What is it like when you work with a highly competent, skilled staff member that has little ability to connect with others? In my experience it’s frustrating and mentally draining! This soft skill of connecting with others is the art of leadership. To master this art, you must…

Investing Gifts from God By David Smith

Eight Investors of God’s Gifts Found in Scripture We are each given gifts from God. For some of us, our gift is giving generously from our financial resources. Others are given the gift of encouragement. Some receive the ability to lead or show mercy (see Romans 12:6-8). But all people can invest in the lives…

What Do You Trust? By Dr. Gary Hoag

What you trust determines how you handle challenging times. Trust can be an anchor in the storm. As the financial status of the world appears to be vulnerable, you’ve probably been tempted to get stressed out and worry about your personal or ministry finances. I know I have! I feel this pressure from our culture,…

Megatrends Impacting Philanthropy By Robert Yi

Megatrends Impacting Philanthropy: Global Economy Over the next decade global economic, technological, and social trends will impact philanthropy and transform how nonprofits fundraise. As organizations develop their next long-term strategic plan, leaders must keep in mind five megatrends which will have significant implications for fundraising: Global Economy: China and India lead a diversified global economy…

Effective Board Engagement By Tom Okarma

Twelve ways to achieve effective board engagement. Know how to get a few good board directors? Start with a lot of good directors! A couple of nonprofit boards I am somewhat familiar with are in the process of losing some good directors by their own personal choice, not due to term limits. This is a…

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