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Development Leadership

By Dr. John R. Frank, CFRE There are many aspects to leading and managing a development effort within a ministry. The management aspects are often written about. Managing the staff, the programs, strategies, and writing reports are just a few of the management tasks needed to make sure a development effort is successful. But what…

Ministries Don't Need Money!

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. Now that I have your attention, allow me to explain my statement. The New Testament presents at least three things ministries (groups of Christ-followers working together on mission) need, and money is not one of them. 1.     Ministries need leaders who are free of the love of money and full…

The Power of Photos

By Larry Johnston I’ve got a confession to make. I love words. And language fascinates me. That won’t come as any surprise to those who know me. It was no doubt one of the reasons I was a foreign language major as an undergrad. But as someone who has been involved in fundraising for 40 years,…

5 Ways to Grow Godly Givers & Giving

By Pastor Brian Kluth For a car to run well, all the pistons must be firing properly. For a church or ministry’s finances to run well, all the “generosity” pistons must be firing as the church moves forward down the road.  To develop a generosity culture, it is important to understand these 5 spiritual and practical…

5 Ways to Grow Godly Givers & Giving

By Pastor Brian Kluth For a car to run well, all the pistons must be firing properly. For a church or ministry’s finances to run well, all the “generosity” pistons must be firing as the church moves forward down the road.  To develop a generosity culture, it is important to understand these 5 spiritual and practical…

What's Driving Your Donors?

By Larry Johnston Ph.D.  In seminars I do at conferences, I’ll frequently ask the question, “What is the primary purpose of development?” Answers always vary, but they tend to cluster in several areas like raising funds, building relationships, advancing the organization’s mission, and teaching stewardship. There’s truth in all of these, but I’m doubtful about “teaching” stewardship. …

A Call to Save!

That’s correct, this is a call to save! You have between now and  Friday, January 31,2014 to take advantage of early pricing for the Christian Leadership Alliance National Conference registrations. It’s the last week to register your team and take advantage of these pre-conference savings. And don’t forget, if you are a CLA member you recieve…

What You Need to Know About Online Giving

By Brad Davies It’s worse than you think… According to a May 2013, PewInternet survey on American adults use of the Internet, most individuals prefer to go online to take care of various tasks in their lives such as banking (61 percent), getting news (78 percent), and communicating with friends (88 percent). Yet online giving,…

CLA Online Academy Winter Session: Registration Closes 1.6.14

The Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) Online Academy is a dynamic experience that will take the Christian leadership skills of your entire team to the next level of excellence. We make it easy for you to learn, no matter where you are!  There is no better way to start get your new year off to a…

There's No Competition in God's Kingdom Work

By Steve Cummings I love radical ideas and I love living a radical life for Jesus. I live with strong convictions and a passion for seeking after God’s heart.  Even as a MGO, I am called to live radically in my kingdom position of raising resources for God’s work.  Can I get real with you…

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