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Your Attitude Determines Your Future

Your Attitude Determines Your Future

Dr. John Maxwell said, “Your future is determined by the sum of your attitude.” Do you believe that the sum of your attitude impacts, determines even, your future? Most of us will consider the above statement and throw it around for a while, maybe even have a few back to back days of positivity. Then, we get a little less purposeful about our choice to be positive and we slowly slip back into our negative attitudes. One day, after a month, or a year, or five years, we wake up and ...Read more »
A Live and Vibrant Board

A Live and Vibrant Board

My business revolves around helping Christian nonprofits become the best they can be. Over the years I have learned that reaching that goal can become difficult when many moving parts have to work as one—including the board of directors. I repeatedly find two types of boards: “Great Asset” Boards and “Great Drain” Boards. The Great Drain Boards sadly empty the organization of the energy it needs through their own micromanaging. Unfortunately, I have personally wi ...Read more »
Change Your Language; Change Your Perspective

Change Your Language; Change Your Perspective

A few weeks ago, I went out of town to visit a client. On my way to the airport I received a call from a friend who asked where I was going. I said, with a note of resignation in my voice, “Oh, I’m headed to Boise, Idaho. I have to consult with a client.” When I hung up, it hit me. I just said that I have to consult; but really, I get to consult. How many people would gladly do this for free—or even pay for the opportunity? Yet I was getting paid to do it. “I ...Read more »
I Choose Another Way

I Choose Another Way

All my life I have dealt with this emotion in me called passion. This emotion arises as my greatest strength and my greatest weakness. My passion draws people to me and what pushes people away. I have heard things like: “Calm down. You come on too strong. You’re turning people off….” There were times when it seemed risky to be authentic and put my greatest strengths in the same room with my greatest weaknesses. If criticized, it would not be my work but my soul that wa ...Read more »
4 Simple Ways to Help Your Team Progress and Be Effective

4 Simple Ways to Help Your Team Progress and Be Effective

Mentoring is close to my heart. One conviction of mine holds us, as leaders, responsible for helping people realize their unique, God-given mission. Because of that conviction, I want to share some ideas I have about mentoring because I see things happening in our organizations that stifle progress and effectiveness. Consider the different roles that mentoring could have in your organization. Recognition In my travels to different ministries I see people who are tired and overworked. I see t ...Read more »
A New Year, a Great Time to Dream!

A New Year, a Great Time to Dream!

Happy New Year everyone! With the start of this brand new year each of us should ask ourselves a very important question: Why did your donors choose to give their money to support your cause? As leaders and fundraisers for our organizations, we need to not only ask this question but we also need to learn how to answer it. We know that the Holy Spirit leads his people to give based on three factors: Need, Relationship, and Vision. So, let’s start there. XYZ Ministry Needs It Did you k ...Read more »
Remember to Listen This Holiday Season

Remember to Listen This Holiday Season

"The ear of the leader must ring with the voices of the people."  — Woodrow Wilson Major gift fundraising is more about listening than talking. You’ve seen it and know that it is true—the fundraiser who talks too much tends to fail. At times it is hard to draw a line between expressing our passion and including people into our vision. We tend to talk more, where we feel in control and comfortable. But we soon find that we’ve left everyone behind—inclu ...Read more »
How to Be a Courageous Leaders Like David

How to Be a Courageous Leaders Like David

We live in an economy of fear and uncertainty. An economy that tempts us to be afraid as well; an economy that taunts us when we think about generating excitement and slows us from starting a capital campaign. I want to remind you to be strong and courageous. Remember that we serve a God that is not bound by our economy and a Savior who is never unsure about our future. Take heart, and do not give up! I know that it is challenging right now, but often where there is fear, there is also great op ...Read more »
Leadership Is About Servanthood

Leadership Is About Servanthood

Leadership includes so many components. When done with purpose, servanthood can work as a catalyst for change and growth inside of each organization. I recently heard a story about one of my heroes, Tony Dungy, former coach for the Indianapolis Colts. A chaplain who had been invited to lead a pregame chapel service relayed this story. Tony Knows His Players. The chaplain had decided to arrive early. He walked into the chapel and saw the coach moving around the room, setting up the chairs f ...Read more »
Mission Driven

Mission Driven

Do you go to work in the morning and feel, well, like you are going to work? Remember when you first took this job or started your organization? Remember how excited you were, how hopeful and inspired you felt? Sometimes I have trouble staying there. Sometimes I forget to remember the yesterday that started this whole thing. Sometimes nothing seems as important as getting to the tomorrow that never seems to come. Stop and Think The other day someone encouraged me to stop and think about w ...Read more »
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Randy Bronkema
Advocace Senior Consultant

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