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Elusive Major Donors By Michael J. Brown

Cultivation is a Key to Unlocking Elusive Major Gifts We are blessed to live in a nation with a long history of a strong charitable culture.  Last year alone, $427Bn was given in U.S. philanthropy1. Interestingly, there have been significant changes in the philanthropic landscape that nonprofits need to be aware of.  For the first…

Fall Outcomes Academy Online 2019

It’s time for the Fall Outcomes Academy Online 2019 At Christian Leadership Alliance, it’s time for Christ-centered nonprofit leaders to go back to school at the Outcomes Academy Online. The Academy offers in-depth leadership training for those who want to expand their operational effectiveness. The  interactive 10-hour modules were developed by some of America’s top…

Get Your Website Donor-Ready By Rob Flint Jr.

It’s time to get your website donor-ready for fall! Organizations, for the most part, understand the importance and alum of a website. Most realize that their website is like the front door of a store or church. And everyone wants a website that looks good, is clean, inviting – and most important – easy to…

Job Title and Charitable Giving By John Curtis

Don’t think Your job title can hurt charitable giving?  Russell James, Ph.D. at Texas Tech University has recently completed the first-ever study of the Effectiveness of Fundraiser Job Titles. His findings should give any Christian organization’s Development or Advancement staff reason to pause and, perhaps, move away from organization-centered titles to more donor-focused titles… his…

The Heart of Development By Griff Freyschlag

Embracing God’s Heart for Development What is the heart of development? What is our most important role as fundraisers in a ministry? We all have a budget and understand how important it is to raise the necessary amount to support the ministry’s operation so that we can serve those in need effectively, efficiently and responsibly.…

Easy Ways to Say Thank You By Jane Jeffries

Saying Thank You to Your Donors is a Top Priority I try to write an article once a year for the local arts magazine. Sometimes, they pay for the article, but my real motivation is to score an invite to the swanky Holiday Fling that they host every year for their volunteers and donors. At…

Funding Your Leadership Development

Invite others to invest in your development! As a leader with a Christian nonprofit organization, yours is a unique calling that requires professional development. You need training that is both biblically consistent and practically relevant to leading with excellence in today’s world. That’s exactly why Christian Leadership Alliance is the place for a leaders like…

Christian Generosity and God’s Money By Clark Dickerson

Why Christians Are Not More Generous with God’s Money I met a couple whose children attended a Christian school that was in the middle of a multi-million dollar capital campaign to raise funds for a new campus.  The purpose of our meeting was to discuss their financial involvement in the campaign. Upon entering their 20,000…

Accountability and Generosity By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Accountability is essential to inspire generosity. To encourage greater generosity to your ministry, I want to encourage you to champion accountability. The connection between accountability and generosity can be traced back to the biblical pattern set by the Apostle Paul in his international orchestration of the Jerusalem collection from A.D. 53-58. In his correspondence, we…

Your Fundraising Future by Amy Sewell

It’s time to prepare for your fundraising future! Have you heard the rumor that digital is an ineffective fundraising channel for the future? I have—several times. The reality that I see every day in this channel tells a very different story. Your website, email, and social networks are essential tools to building donor relationships. Additionally,…

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