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Two antidotes!

Defeat The Virus of Discouragement By Matt Fore

2 Powerful Prescriptions To Defeat The Virus of Discouragement When it came to medical advice, your Grandma’s ideas might have been skewed. To be fair, it probably wasn’t her fault. Home remedies were passed down from Mt. Sinai through the family tree and they landed at your house. That’s why, as a kid, you lay…

2021 Outcomes Conference Book of the Year

Lead Like it Matters to God By W. Scott Brown

Outcomes Conference Book of the Year Lead Like it Matters to God This week, as we mark the 45th Anniversary of Christian Leadership Alliance, we are pleased to announce the Outcomes Conference Book of the Year, Lead Like it Matters to God by Rich Stearns. Rich is the president emeritus of World Vision U.S., and…

Our Daily Bread

Stewarding our Daily Bread By Jon Lewis

Give us this day our daily bread. This tiny verse about our daily bread is tucked into the very middle of the Lord’s Prayer. It has been a great text passage for sermons on God’s faithful providence. But have you ever stopped to think how much this verse also teaches us about being a faithful…

The Role of the CFO in Capital Campaigns

How a CFO Can Propel a Capital Campaign By Brent Hafele

8 Actions a CFO Can Take to Propel a Capital Campaign The majority of nonprofit executives and Christian Leadership Alliance members will tell you that “building future financial sustainability” is one of their organization’s top strategic priorities. One of the best ways to do that is through better fundraising. The CFO Recently a nonprofit CFO…

Are you ready to learn?

From Whom Should I Learn? By Dr. Bob Snyder

Are you prepared to learn? What I learn is influenced by where I turn for answers and to whom I listen. The WHO is often as important as the WHAT in learning. My willingness to be open and teachable determines the path of my life journey. Early in my teenage years my mother and father…

WORDS that inspire us!

Discover Words That Inspire By Scott Rodin

Words That Inspire Leaders Writing blogs on leadership always presents the challenge of articulating new ways and words to inspire and equip leaders. These blogs are meant to share unique angles on leadership practices that can inform and encourage our readers for today’s challenges. Recently, however, I’ve found myself reflecting on words of advice from…

Executive transitions.

Executive Transitions By John Wylie and William Wright

EXECUTIVE TRANSITIONS: Adapting Best Practices for Christian Nonprofits Current crises are exposing weaknesses in current executive leaders for Christian organizations.  Many Christian organizations therefore will face transitions among their highest executives.  How should organizations’ Boards of Directors manage these transitions? Authority The first issue for the Board is to identify who has the authority to…

Confessions of a leader.

Confessions of a Leader By Alec Hill

Confessions of a Leader Who Pretended to be Better than He Really Was Confessions are good for the soul. Several times in my career, people perceived me as being more capable, more spiritual, and more caring than I really was. Deeply desiring not to disappoint – and straining to live up to their inflated image…

An invitation to the Table

An Invitation to the Table By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Leadership: An Invitation to the Table A good friend recently shared this about leadership, it is being invited to have a seat at “the table.” I have heard this metaphor before, and I like it. It resonates because it captures the necessary and essential element of connection, fellowship, and comradery which happens when folks gather…

Donor Impact

Donor Impact Reports By Christa Huff

Creating Effective Donor Impact Reports One of the main reasons donors fail to give again is because they didn’t receive impact reports. They didn’t know what their first gift accomplished. It might seem straightforward to you, but they want to see how their gift impacted the cause. There are a multitude of ways you can…

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