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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…

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…


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