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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…

7 Tips for Improving Donor Stewardship

 By Andrew Olsen When I think about the word stewardship, I think of the responsibility of taking care of something that belongs to someone else. The responsibility of taking care of something that belongs to someone else.  Think about that for a minute.  How does this definition impact the way you think about donors’ gifts?  Will…

Does Your Faith Permeate Your Fundraising?

 By Wesley K. Willmer In Growing Givers’ Hearts: Treating Fundraising as Ministry  (Jossey-Bass), authors Tom Jeavons and Rebekah Basinger compare and contrast how a faith-based, ministry-focused model of raising resources is very different from a secular approach focused strictly on the bottom line. They concluded that it all boils down to values, because our values determine…

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