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Show Me The Money
By Mark Watson Have you ever felt like raising support was all about the money? When my wife and I were first married we jumped right into raising our own support. And to be honest, at times, I hated it. The reason I hated it was because as we struggled to get by on what…
9 God-honoring Principles of a Fundraising Ministry
By Wesley K. Willmer, Ph.D. How people use their possessions is a testimony to others—a kind of trademark that shows people who a person is and what they believe. There’s an eternal link between our possessions and our soul—and we need to help people realize that connection. Only as we understand the relationship between spiritual…
CLA Webcast 9.26.13: Giving Trends and the Impact on Fall Fundraising
Do you understand the underlying trends impacting giving to your organization? With changing personal circumstances and financial climates, it can be difficult to understand. Join Rick Dunham and Una Osili on September 26, 2013 as they share “Knowledge for Tomorrow’s Philanthropy” a surprising look at giving trends, affinities and projections.You’ll discover: What philanthropy looks like today…
CLA Online Academy: September 2013
CLA Online Academy Fall 2013 Term Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) is dedicated to equipping the leaders of Christ-centered nonprofits with the best practices in organizational effectiveness in eight core areas. One of the ways CLA accomplishes this mission is through the CLA Online Academy. This innovative experience is powered by Azusa Pacific Online University, created…
Can We Be Honest?
By Rebecca Hays Sometimes asking a question out loud allows us the opportunity to genuinely reflect upon the answer. We’ve heard, God is our Provider. We may even say it to others, but do we live and work like we truly believe it? How often do we pray in a board meeting and immediately turn…
Kingdom Outcomes: Dallas 2014
We face a world of pressing need, but you were called into Christian leadership for such a time as this. Here at CLA we are dedicated to providing you with biblically-based higher thinking that will transform you as a Christian leader as you impact the world for Christ. We focus on helping you to achieve…
3 Tips for Sowing Generously from Solomon
by Gary G. Hoag Sow your seed in the morning, and at evening let not your hands be idle, for you do not know which will succeed, whether this or that, or whether both will do equally well. ~ Ecclesiastes 11:6 From this verse, we can glean three tips about sowing from Solomon that are relevant…
How Does God See Our Giving?
By Wesley K. Willmer Many are talking about the Giving USA report that was recently released. Most people who read these figures see charitable giving in current dollars climb slightly higher year over year and conclude that we should celebrate the growing generosity of Americans. A closer look, however, reveals that our efforts to encourage greater…
Giving USA Report: 2012 Giving Mirrors Struggling Economy
By Rick Dunham One of the things I have valued over my 35 year career in fundraising has been the critical insights on philanthropy that Giving USA provides. For 57 years, Giving USA has been the gold standard of reports providing an annual, in-depth accounting of charitable giving in the United States. That’s why I’m…
CLA Online Academy: June 2013
Now is a good time to start thinking about how to make the most out of your summer months. One way to make them count is to invest in your own leadership development. CLA Online Academy has a strong line of up of courses for you to consider. Explore what’s happening this quarter online. Join…
What is Christian Leadership Alliance?
Christian Leadership Alliance equips and unites leaders to transform the world for Christ. We are the leaders of Christ-centered organizations who are dedicated to faithful stewardship for greater kingdom impact.