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Do You Need Board Committees? By Michael E. Batts

Five Key Considerations for Establishing Board Committees Every organization is unique and there is no one-size-fits-all set of principles for determining whether an organization should have board committees. There are, however, common considerations in making such a determination. These considerations include: (1) Whether the board can devote sufficient time in board meetings to exercise appropriate…

Nonprofit Board Service by Randy Hain

The nonprofit board – to serve or not to serve? “Why should I serve on this nonprofit board?” It’s the fundamental question we should ask ourselves before accepting a board position. Our time is stretched thin and free minutes are precious, so evaluate any extra time commitments with thoughtful discernment. In my first board role…

Skin in the Game By Ron Haas

Why should nonprofit board members have skin in the game? When Warren Buffet purchases a company, he requires his new managers to purchase stock because he believes that executives with “skin in the game” make better decisions. Buffet is unknowingly expressing a biblical truth, For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also.…

What's Impact Got to Do With It?

Impact has a lot to do with you. Faith-based nonprofits have visions and missions that guide the ‘why and how’ of their desired impact. If you serve in one, then perhaps you already recognize the significance of your leadership and your personal impact when it comes to achieving the ministry’s mission. United  Christian Leadership Alliance…

Board Retreats By Dr. Gary Hoag

Discover why you should consider doing less on board retreats! Earlier this year, I wrote a post on the CLA blog entitled “Discerning Direction” in which I suggested some intentional activities for ministry administrators and trustees to do on staff and/or governance retreats. Today’s post follows the trajectory of that submission and suggests two things…

Expand Your Kingdom Impact

How will you expand your Kingdom IMPACT? You are the light of the world. A town built on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on a its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same…

Discern Direction By Dr. Gary Hoag

Discover the four critical practices that will enable you to discern direction for your ministry. By Dr. Gary Hoag ~  Recently, a non-profit ministry board chair and executive director asked me for advice on discerning direction for the organization they served. After further inquiry on my part, I learned that they were looking for clarity…

Board Trust By Mark Luckey

Trust is fundamental to strengthening board relationships. By Mark Luckey ~ I have found over the years that of all the various ingredients for a positive relationship between CEO and board, the most important is trust. With it, almost any obstacle can be overcome. Without it, even the best of relationships will soon erode. Here…

Non-Profit Boards By R. Scott Rodin

Five Questions Every Christian Non-Profit Board Must Answer By R. Scott Rodin ~ A great deal of time and resources are being invested these days helping non-profit boards be more effective. There are a growing number of books, seminars, webinars, training programs, online resources and assessment tools available to those seeking to better serve the…

Outcomes Academy Online: Spring Term 2017

Outcomes Academy Online: Spring Term 2017 The Outcomes Academy (Online) offers in-depth Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA)  leadership training on a state-of-the-art online platform developed by Azusa Pacific University College. These interactive and innovative 10-week course modules were developed by some of America’s top Christian thought leaders. The Academy facilitators are experts who bring to the…


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