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Taking Care of Your Donors

By Rick Dunham According to a Nielsen, 92 percent of people trust recommendations from family and friends above any form of advertising. Yet when most organizations think of how to grow their support or advance their cause, the first thing they run to is marketing or some sort of public relations effort. Make no mistake,…

Join the Voices of Gratitude

We discover over and over again in God’s Word that He, alone, is worthy of our praise. Our praise, adoration, and thanksgiving brings Him delight and increases our intimacy with Him. In Paul’s letter to the church in Thessalonica, he makes clear God’s will for us: Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s…

Raising Up Stewards

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. Most people think that the job of development professionals is to “raise money” for the ministries they serve. Others go a step further and express that they “build relationships with people” who already support or may be interested in supporting God’s work there. Both of these comments are byproducts or…

What We Need Every Day

By Doug Thorson As Christ followers we have been rescued from living a selfish and aimless life of sin and been reconciled to God as Father for the enjoyment of His great love and Kingdom purposes.  This rescue came through the death of Christ, on the cross for our sins that we might no longer…

CLA Webcast 10.31.13: The Art of the Ask

Have you ever been intimidated to ask for a gift from your major donors? Not sure of the best way to go about asking for a gift? If so, you’re not alone. And the great news is – you no longer have to be! Join us for a powerful look at “The Art of the Ask…

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…

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