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6 Ways to Get the Best Price for Your Donors' In-Kind Gifts

6 Ways to Get the Best Price for Your Donors' In-Kind Gifts

Many rescue missions receive donated clothing, household goods, and furniture to sell in a thrift store. In this day and age, everyone is looking for a bargain, so the stores can be a great way to support your ministry and help those who really need those discounted items. But this is also a time where “flipping” is the new money maker. Whether it is a house, furniture, clothing, or just stuff, people are looking for easy ways to make money. The internet is full of ideas on thrift s ...Read more »
Your Bad Time Management Is Hurting Your Organization

Your Bad Time Management Is Hurting Your Organization

I wanted to write a blog flowing with wonderful information on managing your time with tools you would happily implement. But, I can’t. I have visited too many organizations and worked with too many leaders—and messed up my own time management too many times to flippantly pass on this information. My friend, for your sake, and the sake of your staff and those you serve, I will give it to you straight. You will thank me…later. 1. Quit Putting Wood On Fires I hear this ove ...Read more »
Avoid Exit Interview Criticism and Miss Valuable Growth Opportunities

Avoid Exit Interview Criticism and Miss Valuable Growth Opportunities

“To avoid criticism say nothing, do nothing, be nothing.” — Aristotle. Many of us avoid criticism because we’ve had bad experiences in the past. As a child, anger usually accompanied criticism. And I grew up to avoid conflict at any cost. In fact, I purposely tried to be invisible to avoid being noticed or eventually called out.As a leader, if you avoid criticism, you inadvertently avoid creativity, best practice, and even mission alignment. These essential leadership qualities must filter throu ...Read more »
How to Move Your Ministry from Struggling to Thriving

How to Move Your Ministry from Struggling to Thriving

You may have seen this scenario. You have two organizations in the same community, serving the same clientele. One is thriving, doing great, everyone knows about them. Then you have the other one. You can tell they struggle daily. What's the difference between the one that's thriving and the one that's not? Watch this video for insight into the difference between ministries that struggle and those that thrive. After watching the video, let's talk. Just request your Free Coaching Call >> ...Read more »
5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 2

5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 2

In my last blog, 5 Ways to Conquer Data Overload, Part 1, I gave you the first three ways to prioritize and funnel your data. Here are two more helpful ways that you can build relationships with people who care about your vision.4. A super sleuth volunteer makes a great friend.A retired executive taking care of an aged spouse needed a break from her day to day caregiving. With a confidentiality paper in one hand and a short cultivation list in the other I asked her to help me get these folks in ...Read more »
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