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The Disruptive Leader By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Disrupting Cycles of Captivity Personal challenges and weaknesses can reinforce dysfunctional and disruptive patterns in an organization. Healthy organizational transformation must begin with personal transformation. Through personal examination, a leader can begin to break cycles of captivity and discover pathways that lead to freedom for everyone in the organization. Often, amid work and ministry, leaders…

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On Being a Loving Leader By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Becoming a Loving Leader is Our Greatest Challenge With Jesus’ command to love God and to love others, the focus of a leader’s attention and interest changes. The best leader is not simply a strategic thinker or visionary; they are a loving leader. They move toward others to see them for who they are. They…

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The Content Leader By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Overcoming the Struggle to Become a Content Leader How do leadership decisions reflect a growth mindset anchored by contentment? How do I model satisfaction and a desire for abundance as a leader? As a faithful steward, my leadership journey constantly explores trust, submission, and freedom. To model and lead others well, this examination is first…

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Together Becoming One By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Organizational Unity by Together Becoming One As leaders, we understand that our dedication to a new endeavor requires attention to the uniting and blending of individuals – TOGETHER becoming ONE.  And when our life intersects and intertwines with others in a common goal or mission, we can experience the emergence of something new. We intentionally…

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The Power of Remembering By R. Scott Rodin

Remembering What Mattered Most As the year draws to an end, we have a once-a-year opportunity to look back over the previous 12 months and remember, relive, (and possibly try to forget) the events that shaped our journey that was 2022. We do this in different ways. Perhaps some of us will go to our…

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New Research Shows Americans Remain Generous By Derric Bakker

Don’t Panic – Americans Remain Generous! Americans have seen brighter days. The very mention of the word, RECESSION, in nonprofit circles is enough to make fundraisers run for the hills. Soaring inflation, a wobbly stock market, and — yes — signs of a recession. But now is not the time to panic. I’m happy to…

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Realignment in Leadership By Larry Gadbaugh

Realignment in Leadership is Essential Realignment is an essential discipline for leaders. Especially coming through this season of moral, cultural, economic, political, and ideological upheaval. It’s Necessary Realignment is a necessary part of vehicle maintenance. Especially when we’re constantly running into potholes and hitting road debris. We recently took our car in for an alignment.…

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Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader – Fall Term is Almost Here!

Fall Term CCNL Courses are Ready for You! This Fall term, Christian Leadership Alliance offers 10-week courses that enable nonprofit leaders the opportunity to earn credits for the Credential Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) Program. This term we offer a required course and an online elective to help you achieve the CCNL distinction. Hosted on the…

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The Development Team By Ron Frey

Time to Build Your Development Team! As one of my clients recently said, “Finding the right donor development person will take a miracle.” Finding good employees for any ministry job these days is challenging. From his vantage point, the combination of very high costs of living in his geographic area combined with the moderate salary…

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What Kind of Leader Am I? By Eddie Baugher

Choosing Between Being a Serving or a Self-Serving Leader As we consider the question, “Am I a serving leader or a self-serving leader?” We need to do so with honesty through God’s eyes (as He sees us).  I believe this is difficult but not impossible to do.  Early Narratives From a very young age we…

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