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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…

Faith-based Retirement Plans and You

As Christians, we’ve surrendered our right to live for ourselves and now live for Him.  How do we apply that counter-cultural attitude to retirement?  Developing a faith-based retirement plan with Him in mind can change our lives.  Retirement is not only a reward for past service, but a stepping-stone to future ministry. Did you know…

God's Word And Your Leadership Style

By George “Kip” Warton From the perspective of the Christ following leader there is an inherent coupling between a personal relationship with Christ and the ability to effectively execute as a leader in an organization.  The challenge is that there is little analysis that supports this seemingly intuitive assertion.  Most literature is anecdotal in nature…

Is God in Your Plans?

By Mike Bonem Just mention “long-range planning” around a group of church leaders, and you are sure to get a variety of reactions – deep sighs, shaking heads, uncomfortable chuckles … and maybe a few eyes that light up. Planning is one of the most notable areas where churches can experience gridlock in the intersection…

5 Responses to the Challenges of Redevelopment

 By Matthew Thomas Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing placed the issues many declining municipalities face directly in the public eye. Detroit’s experience is a large-scale and extreme example of what many cities, towns, and other municipalities face as their population and revenues begin to decline: The need to increase revenues and/or reduce city services to maintain fiscal…

The Aligned Board

By Larry Johnston The notion of alignment has shaped my thinking about nonprofit organizations for many years.  While somewhat intuitive at one level, intuition alone isn’t enough to bring the management of nonprofits into alignment.  You need clear, practical tools and no small amount of wisdom, sheer fortitude, chutzpah and dogged persistence. What continues to…

Christian Generosity Step #1: Trust God

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. As the financial world seems to be collapsing all around us, you’ve probably been tempted to get stressed out and worry about your personal or ministry finances. I know I have! I feel this pressure from our culture, and it feels like the weight of the world on my shoulders.…

God's Perspective on Labor

In celebration of Labor Day, we turn to God’s word and meditate on the scriptures that reveal God’s perspective on labor. We reflect on what the Word says about God’s character, about us, and the difference it makes when we apply His truth to our lives. Give generously to them and do so without a grudging…

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…

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