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Asking the Right Questions by Dr. Gary Hoag

Why should board directors ask the right questions?   At the CMA Church and Nonprofit Governance Forum in Perth, Australia, on 22 February 2019, Mal Cooke, a wise lawyer and seasoned board member made this opening comment in his workshop. “The most significant statements you will ever make in a board room end with a…

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The Holy Spirit and Board Governance By Dr. Gary Hoag

What difference does the Holy Spirit bring to board governance? Board members of Christ-centered churches and ministries face a great temptation. We can fall into the trap of ruling and controlling the work at a church or ministry, rather than serving as overseers of work that belongs to God. How do we avoid this pitfall?…

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Increase SEO Value By DJ Chuang

  Six Steps To Increase SEO Value Of Your Nonprofit Website A lot has changed for the internet and search engine optimization (SEO), but there are some tried and true ways to increase your site’s rankings and bring you the traffic you need to grow. Here are six industry-proven steps you can incorporate today. Use…

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Biblical Governance by Dr. Gary Hoag

What does the Bible say about Board Governance?  Interestingly, it says more than you might think about governance. Four councils appear in the biblical record. They offer insight for how to think about governance and how not to think about it. Two of them exhibit exemplary traits, while the other two present patterns to avoid.…

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Top 3 Board Mistakes by Dan Busby

How to Avoid 3 Common Board Mistakes You may have been on a board where one or more of these three mistakes were made. Avoiding these mistakes will improve the effectiveness of your board. MISTAKE 1: UNDERESTIMATING THE IMPORTANCE OF THE BOARD CHAIR. Is the board chair just another board position — an equal among…

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Outcomes Academy Online – Summer 2018

Outcomes Academy Online –  Summer 2018 The Outcomes Academy is Christian Leadership Alliance’s most in-depth professional learning experience. You can register and access it wherever your ministry travels take you this summer! The Academy is designed by subject matter experts to equip Christian leaders for operational excellence in eight core functional areas. Practical and full…

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Leading Nonprofit Board Members By Tom Okarma

Leading Nonprofit Board Members – It  Is Not Always Easy Sooner or later, every nonprofit leader has a problem with a board member. How this issue is dealt with separates the successful leaders from the rest of the pack. You may find certain nonprofit board members are causing unnecessary problems. Yet, you want to maintain peace…

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Empower Your Board By Tom Okarma

Effective fundraising and donor relationships are part of board service. But many agencies tend to overlook one of the most critical — and yet often most effective — tools for improving fundraising for nonprofits — the board. It’s no secret that best practices of successful nonprofit boards include fundraising. Often, board candidates are told during…

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Nonprofit Board Service by Randy Hain

The nonprofit board – to serve or not to serve? “Why should I serve on this nonprofit board?” It’s the fundamental question we should ask ourselves before accepting a board position. Our time is stretched thin and free minutes are precious, so evaluate any extra time commitments with thoughtful discernment. In my first board role…

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Discern Direction By Dr. Gary Hoag

Discover the four critical practices that will enable you to discern direction for your ministry. By Dr. Gary Hoag ~  Recently, a non-profit ministry board chair and executive director asked me for advice on discerning direction for the organization they served. After further inquiry on my part, I learned that they were looking for clarity…

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