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The Annual Report Contest By Randon Samelson

Your Annual Report Bridges the Gap Counsel & Capital strongly believes that the single most important tool for a ministry to build a bridge of confidence with major donors is the annual report.  Most ministries do not produce an Annual Report and those that do rarely connect with their audience in a meaningful way. To…

Peace and Assurance By Linda Cunning

How to Have Peace & Assurance in Your Capital Campaign Work “And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance forever.” Isaiah 32:17 Recently, I was feeling unsettled with all that has been on my plate. Looking to the scripture for direction, Isaiah 32:17 stirred my heart. I…

Your Most Important Message By Dr. Gary G. Hoag

Your most important message often appears as the least significant! As I navigate life, I realize the little things in life are really the big and important things. If I apply this idea to the many channels through which I receive messages, a keen insight emerges. At least I am learning this in my own…

Your Beliefs and Burnout By Ginger Hill

  Examine Your Beliefs Before You Burnout! Whether you are a Christ-centered servant in ministry or in the marketplace, when we think of managing stress and burnout, we often envision a cup in our mind. The balance between what flows into and out of the cup plays a part in determining our overall health and well-being…

Multi-generational Fundraising By Stinnett, Petraglia & Steck

Learn the Multi-generational Perspectives on Fundraising These days we are challenged to think multi-generational!  Here you will find three different perspectives written by contributors from three different generations. We examine the impact that Millennials, Generation Xers, and Baby Boomers have had on fundraising, and how to best target them in your direct response communications. The…

Your Response to Crisis By Scott Rodin

The Strange (and Christ-like) Response to Crisis Think back to the last time you faced a significant, critical need or crisis with woefully inadequate resources to meet it, when you had to accomplish something great and your assets to achieve it were meager. Was it last year, last month, last week, this morning? Every leader…

A Disquieted Soul By David Sanford

Are You a Disquieted Soul? Do you know what is stirring in your soul? It happened again this past Monday. A dedicated, successful, and hard-working Christian leader told me about the problems within the organization he leads. He listed a number of tell-tale markers as he expressed his frustrations. When he was done, I paused,…

Cultivating a People First Attitude By W. Rusty Faulks

In Business and Life, it’s people first every time! When it comes to organizational effectiveness, a business that works must have a people-first attitude. My question is how do we value people and, by doing so, build a strong business that attracts and retains the right people? How do we create a workplace where people…

Stewards Ask Questions By Howard Rich

Did you know stewards ask questions? In a world where we are bombarded with a never-ending torrent of information, all of which seems to be grabbing at our attention, we would be wise to slow down and ask ourselves some core questions in an effort to focus and filter what we allow to shape us…

How to Build Board Unity By Randy Bronkema

How to Build Board Unity at Your Ministry As an executive director of a Christian ministry, you have the opportunity to work with a board of directors. In my experience, board members come from all sorts of different backgrounds: business owners, business executives, stay-at-home-moms, teachers, lawyers and the list goes on. Engaging with such diversity…

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