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4 Ways to Achieve Epic Success by Writing Down Your Goals

4 Ways to Achieve Epic Success by Writing Down Your Goals

We live in a day and age where it seems there is never enough time. I think we are starting to believe time is working against us, when really it may be a lack of direction getting in the way. Here is the thing. I meet a lot of people in this business who are passionate about what they are called to do.  Most of the passionate people I meet would verbalize that goals are an important tool to meeting mission objectives. However, the majority of those same people do not commit their goals t ...Read more »
What Is the Best Quality of a Leader?

What Is the Best Quality of a Leader?

Do you know what the best quality of a leader is?  I think if you had asked me this question when I was younger I might have said, success, or charisma, or something equally as fleeting. But, I was young and there was a lot I did not know then.  If I was to answer this question today, I would, without hesitation say that the best quality of a person in leadership is humility.  Because the more I have seen and been a part of I believe this quality is at the core of any greatnes ...Read more »
How to Build Board Unity at Your Ministry

How to Build Board Unity at Your Ministry

As an executive director of a Christian ministry or non-profit, you have the opportunity to work with a board of directors. In my experience, board members come from all sorts of different backgrounds: business owners, business executives, housewives, teachers, and the list goes on. Engaging a board with such diversity can be challenging to work. So, the best question to ask ourselves is, how do we do this well? In this blog I offer you some insight and encouragement. I know working with a boar ...Read more »
How to Lead Where You Are Now

How to Lead Where You Are Now

Sometimes people fall under the impression that leaders are only the people at the top. And because they think this way, they ignore the opportunity for leadership development. The problem with this mindset is leadership is not designated for only a certain group of people. Leadership is a process of influence—and everyone influences someone. This means you are a leader. Because, unless you live completely isolated, you influence someone. And, whether you lead one or many, you have an opp ...Read more »
7 Ways Your Leadership Can Build a Strong Team

7 Ways Your Leadership Can Build a Strong Team

For some people the idea of “Building a Great Team” sounds exciting—it may even feel very natural. For others it’s the worst thing they could imagine. Maybe you have experienced it? Being part of a team can be awesome, especially if everyone is sold out to the mission and taking ownership of their part. However, if you have lived long enough, you also know that it can be really hard. Some people would prefer to never rely on anyone else to get their job done. Working ...Read more »
Why Do You Do What You Do?

Why Do You Do What You Do?

Do you ever go to work in the morning and feel…like you’re going to work? Remember when you first took this job, or first started your organization? Do you remember your excitement, your hopefulness, your inspiration? Sometimes I forget to remember the yesterday that started this whole thing. Sometimes I live so intensely in the today that nothing else seems as important as getting to the tomorrow that I continually talk about, but that never seems any closer. Your “Why ...Read more »
Three Stages of a Major Gift Call

Three Stages of a Major Gift Call

Did you know that there are three stages to a major donor call? Well, it’s true! Watch my two minute video below to hear all about these three stages: Tipping, Trust, and Champion. After you watch, please comment below and tell me about a particular situation where you were “tipped,” or finally placed in the “Champion” stage! Or you can always give me a call at (616) 481-3646 or request your free, 1-hour consultation to discuss your Major Gifts Program. Request Yo ...Read more »
What Golf Has Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 3

What Golf Has Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 3

For the last few weeks, we have been talking about training and my golf game. You can check out What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 1 and Part 2. Everyone knows that training should provide a solution to problems. It should generate excitement and unify a strategy for making change. However, research tells us that we miss many of the benefits because we do not approach trainings with purpose.So, while the snow falls on the ground for some of you, we will take one more look at s ...Read more »
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Randy Bronkema
Advocace Senior Consultant

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