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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 »
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 »
What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 2

What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 2

In my last blog, we began a conversation about trainings. I used my golf game to show that trainings are good, but they don’t encompass the whole solution. Today I want to continue the discussion and together I believe we can find a way to make trainings count. Principle #2: When Strength Meets Potential, Magic Happens I recently bought this great new golf club. Several sources told me that this club would add significant yards to my drive. However, when I took the new club and put my ol ...Read more »
What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 1

What Golf Taught Me About Making Training Count: Part 1

Studies show a big percentage of money spent on training impacts work performance little to none. Yet, bringing in a consultant to train our teams with comprehensive sessions designed to help us increase performance sounds like a logical approach to get everyone on the same page. So, why is it that our trainings so often fail? Is it possible that training is not the wrong idea, but also not the whole solution? Can we change the way we commit to trainings and make them count for more? Amped Up Go ...Read more »
Facing the Challenges against Christian Higher Education

Facing the Challenges against Christian Higher Education

Our world is changing, faster than most of us can keep up, I would guess. The impact of these changes are both present day and future. Higher education has been shifting as an unsure economic and political cloud moves in over this country. Even in the private sector, Christian institutions are facing some very serious issues. They struggle with financial health and long-term viability, college costs, technology and infrastructure, cultural wars, religious liberty issues, and student debt—t ...Read more »
Create a Passion to Give

Create a Passion to Give

How do we create a culture of giving back? I would like you to think about this question, “How?” How do we do it? How do we keep our doors open and reach the community like we were designed to? It takes money, lots of money. How do we raise those funds? How do we get prospects to take the next step and become donors, partners? Humanity’s Strong Voice I have a fear growing inside of me as the recession clings to our economy and more uncertainties creep into our every day. M ...Read more »
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