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Maximizing Philanthropic Impact By Westfall Gold

Philanthropic Impact for Nonprofit Christian Leaders Philanthropy plays a crucial role in advancing that mission. As leaders within the nonprofit Christian sector, we are deeply committed to stewarding our ministries and lives with excellence, honoring God. The 2024 Major Donor Generosity Report, compiled by Westfall Gold, offers valuable insights into significant donor engagement and the…

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Stewards of the Reign of Peace By R. Scott Rodin

What does the “Reign of Peace” mean to you? As you read these first few words of this blog, something is ruling in your heart. Right now, something has a hold of you, and its reign is dominating your thoughts, emotions, and attitude. What has dominion in your heart at this moment? How about when…

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Therefore By Krista Besselman

A Poem of Purpose by Krista Bessleman As the Outcomes Conference 2024 closes, Krista Besselman shares a poem that captures the heart of this year’s theme: therefore. Krista found a heart for missions accounting in Papua New Guinea and still uses what she learned in her seven years there to support Bible translation from Texas.…

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The Outcomes Conference Highlight: THE FORGE

THE FORGE – The Power of Discipleship The Outcomes Conference 2024 attendees will gather to screen the movie THE FORGE tonight. The conference theme is, therefore, a word that connects biblical truth to how God desires us to respond to it. While used throughout scripture, it appears in one of the most significant scriptures in…

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Outcomes Conference 24 Highlight: Spirit-Filled Experience Guides

Experience Guides Make Space for God to Work Conference Experience Guides make a difference! Tomorrow, April 9, the Christian Leadership Alliance community convenes for the 48th Outcomes Conference in Jacksonville, Florida. Christian nonprofit professionals across the country will gather to experience professional development, collaborative community, inspiration, and encouragement and to learn how to lead in…

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Learn to Be Human By Ryan Stillwater

The Stories that Reveal the Human Need A few years ago, I was the new development director in a new town for a regional nonprofit organization, attempting to wrap my mind around a new area of human services: domestic violence. We were preparing for our annual banquet, where I would present an overview of our…

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Stewarding Your Heart By Jon Lewis

Guarding Your Heart – the Wellspring of Life Recently, during our breakfast devotional, my wife and I discussed the great admonition presented in Proverbs 4:23: Above, all else, guard your heart, for it is the wellspring of life. At first, we reminded ourselves of the typical applications inspired by the following four verses that encourage…

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The (New) Best Practices for Fixed-Rate Investments By Jeremy Moore

Optimize the Return on Your Investments Like all nonprofit organizations, faith-based institutions strive to maximize their investment returns with little or no risk. When we discuss portfolio composition with our clients, fixed-rate investments, such as money market funds, certificates of deposit (CDs), or even bonds, are often the favored ways to make their cash reserves…

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Stewarding Life Transitions By Dr. Zenet Maramara

Understand Transitions and Learn How to Embrace Them Life transitions are inevitable, encompassing shifts in relationships, careers, health, living arrangements, and personal identity. Whether anticipated or sudden, like the loss of a loved one or unexpected illness, these transitions demand adjustment to new circumstances, roles, and responsibilities. Emotions such as excitement, anxiety, grief, and hope…

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Maureen Flavin – The Woman Who Saved D-Day By Alec Hill

Doing a Routine Job Well, Maureen Flavin Changed History I don’t often read obituaries, but the following caption caught my eye: “She (Maureen Flavin) helped save General Eisenhower’s invasion from potential disaster.” When Irishwoman Maureen Flavin passed away at the ripe old age of 100 last month, she was remembered for actions taken on her 21st birthday –…

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