Posts Tagged ‘Rick Dunham’

Big Picture Focus By Rick Dunham

The Challenge of Keeping the Big Picture in Focus One of the most important—yet hardest—things is to keep the big picture front and center. It’s just so easy to get sucked into the immediate… respond to the stuff that screams for our attention… and to be overwhelmed by the flood of things that come our…

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Outcomes Focused Fundraising By Rick Dunham

Measurable outcomes matter in ministry fundraising. There’s a line of thinking among some in Christian ministry that fundraising driven by outcomes, reflected in measuring results, is wrong. In fact, from this perspective, conducting your fundraising efforts with an eye on results is actually a reflection of an unhealthy love of money. Faithfulness to God stands…

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Perspective By Rick Dunham

Perspective is the one thing you need for 2017! By Rick Dunham ~ Because I fly a lot, I often think about how different my perspective is from 40,000 feet. From that altitude you see things that you just can’t see anywhere else. The things that seem so big on the ground take on a…

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Return on Time By Rick Dunham

Have you ever evaluated your return on time? By Rick Dunham ~ I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the obsession many organizations and leaders have with ROI, as I think there is another measurement that is actually more important. This is not to dismiss the importance of ROI in any way, but rather to…

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4.30.15 CLA Webcast: Why Do We Have to Ask?

Have you ever wondered, “If God will provide, why do we have to ask for money?” If so, you’re not alone. Tune in to Christian Leadership Alliance’s monthly Webcast.  Fundraising and organizational development veteran, Rick Dunham, leads this month’s session. Join him as he unpacks: The spiritual connection between money and our relationship with God…

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Giving USA 2014 Report: The State of Religious Giving

By Rick Dunham The state of philanthropy is improving, but not for religious giving. For the past five decades, Giving USA has given the philanthropic community critical longitudinal data on the trends, benchmarks and drivers to giving across the US. Throughout my career I’ve relied on it to help me understand the overall fundraising environment…

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Taking Care of Your Donors

By Rick Dunham According to a Nielsen, 92 percent of people trust recommendations from family and friends above any form of advertising. Yet when most organizations think of how to grow their support or advance their cause, the first thing they run to is marketing or some sort of public relations effort. Make no mistake,…

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5 Reasons Why The Big Picture Matters

By Rick Dunham One of the most important—yet hardest—things is to keep the big picture front and center. It’s just so easy to get sucked into the immediate… respond to the stuff that screams for our attention… and to be overwhelmed by the flood of things that come our way throughout the day. When that…

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