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Mission Drift Part II: How to Avoid It By Becca Spradlin

With the Right Focus – You Can Avoid Mission Drift! Today we continue the conversation from Part I on Mission Drift with a focus on how to avoid it. In the nonprofit sector, there are practical steps leaders can take to avoid drifting and continue to maximize their organization’s eternal impact. As drift within an…

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How to Fill up With Joy By Tom Harper

Embrace Joy! There are certain people that are full of joy and happy all the time. And then there’s me. And probably you. We have more ups and downs. More moods and attitudes. We’re tired, wired, or just want to retire. Too many of us rely on coffee to get us up in the morning…

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Navigating the Waters By Andrea Leigh Capuyan

Navigating the Waters of A Leader’s Journey Recently, my husband, Wayne, and I enjoyed kayaking off the Florida Keys in the clear blue waters of the Gulf. We found ourselves meandering through mangrove tunnels. My mind began to ponder the parallels of my journey as a ministry leader. While our excursion was sheer pleasure, there…

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Values and Investments By Richard Todd and Sarah Newman

Why Evaluate the Values of Your Investment Providers? Organizations with a strong focus on environmental concerns have not been shy about requiring that the money managers and vendors they work with hold values congruent with theirs. We believe religious organizations should likewise evaluate whether their advisors and managers are in alignment with their values and…

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The Accidental Mentor By Alec Hill

Five Lessons Learned by Becoming a Mentor The path to becoming a mentor can be accidental. In 2016, I faced a challenging situation. Following a bone marrow transplant, my long-term disability benefits were running out. Given my illness, I still needed six more months of living in quasi-isolation and could not return to the job…

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Multiplying Faithful and Generous Stewards By Dr. Zenet Maramara

  Becoming Faithful Stewards Set Free to Lead Those of you who are faithfully engaged in professional fundraising know that this job is a never-ending cycle of acquiring, cultivating, asking, engaging, and maintaining relationships with partners and financial givers. Fundraising work never lets up. Year after year, we have targets and financial goals to achieve.…

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Podcasts Nonprofits Should Produce By Kenny Jahng

5 Types of Podcasts Nonprofits Should Consider Producing Podcasts are a great way for nonprofits to connect with their supporters and share their stories in a more personal way. And, just because every nonprofit leader loves to hear this, they can be produced relatively low in budget and easily relative to other content marketing tactics.…

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The Risks of Working Remote by Brian H. Merriam

Understand the Risks of Supporting Remote Employees Before the COVID-19 pandemic remote working from home was, of course, quite rare… after all, the workplace is where workers belong, right? Well, of course after March of 2020 the rules of employment work patterns changed: employers wanted their staff to continue to do what needed to be…

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The Danger of Possessions By Wesley K. Willmer

 What’s your perspective on your possessions? Did you know that possessions are mentioned in Scripture three times more than love, seven times more than prayer, and eight times more than belief? Clearly, the link between stewards and their stuff is very important to God, and the manner in which the topic appears reveals that believers…

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