Posts Tagged ‘Nonprofit Leadership’

Nonprofit Boards in Times of Crisis By Tom Okarma

What Should Nonprofit Boards Be Doing to Help? Here are my  thoughts on what nonprofit boards should be doing to emerge out of the quarantines, lockdowns, and general isolation we’ve been facing. Even if your board is only meeting via Zoom, etc., here are a few ideas on how to begin moving forward and recapturing…

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Steward Leaders Enable Others to Claim Their Birthright by Barbara Shantz

 By Barbara Shantz The Oxford online dictionary describes a birthright as “a particular right of possession or privilege one has from birth, especially as an eldest child.” Bible commentaries generally concur that a father’s eldest son in those days was recognized as the natural owner of a birthright. They note, too, that birthright carried with…

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Defining Christian Excellence

By Ted W. Engstrom & Ed Dayton Excellence is a Measure Excellence demands definition. One of the trite replies of our day, when asked how we like something or how well something is going is “Compared to what?” But excellence is like that. It assumes a standard. And conversely, excellence assumes inferiority. It assumes there’s…

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How Do You Invest in Your Leadership Development?

In today’s rapidly changing world, Christian ministries need leaders who have proven expertise and certified excellence in their professional fields. But with so many options, how do you invest in your leadership development? Here is one way. Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) offers nonprofit leaders the Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) program. This learning experience is …

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The Whole is Greater

By Bill Blacquiere As leaders, it can be easy to slip into focusing solely on individual achievement for both our organizations and us. We need to remember, however, that when we effectively partner with others, we have the opportunity to see an example of the adage, “The whole is greater than the sum of its…

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Should Your Board Be Fired?

Dr. Larry Johnston At the recent CLA Dallas 2014 Conference, I conducted a seminar with the intentionally provocative title, “Remind me… Why do we have a board?”  In the seminar, I asked all the participants to quietly reflect on the following question before they answered:             “If you weren’t legally required to have a board, would…

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Our Greatest Leadership Role Model

By Phyllis H. Hendry Jesus never did anything by Himself. He said so Himself. Jesus was clear on the vision of “making disciples of all nations,” and He was certainly sure of His mission “to seek and to save that which is lost.” He had tremendous clarity of direction, even when others around Him tried to…

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Kingdom Outcomes: Day Three Highlights

Today are the highlights from the last day of the 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is Kingdom Outcomes.  Best Shots Most Popular TWEETS via #CLA 2014 @maurilo Best introduction of any sponsor at CLA. @Agroup was introduced to the tune of the Adam’s family song. LOVED it! #CLA14 @ToddAdkins We…

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Kingdom Outcomes: Day Two Highlights

Today are the highlights from day two at 2014 CLA National Conference in Dallas. The theme of this year’s conference is Kingdom Outcomes.  Best Shots Most Popular TWEETS via #CLA 2014 @davidbpoetry Honored to be a part of @CLALeader this year. Amazing time speaking with Francia Chan last night. Excited for today! pic.twitter.com/lEOx1vycWZ @AndreaRHowey Most important question:…

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