While it would be wonderful to move a thousand or more people along, the reality is we’re capable of shepherding 200 people at one time. It’s time to focus.
In your budgeting spreadsheet, how much have you accounted for the amount of influence you have on those around you? Today is the day to reinvent and reimagine your impact!
New normal. Out with the old. In with the new. Catch phrases may grab attention, but they don’t keep it. Here’s our take on shifting the paradigm in development.
Grief is defined as “deep sorrow.” Grieving is a process, one that can be especially difficult to navigate as a leader. We have some pointers for difficult seasons.
Do you reciprocate when you receive? Donors appreciate the “thank you” but remember when they are seen. Learn 5 meaningful ways to gift the giver when you thank!
Whether you use the cliche term or not, burnout is a thing, and as a leader, it comes for you. Here are ways to deal with it.
Momentum has to start somewhere! Encourage your board to be the catalyst to bring about change and growth in your organization and its impact with these 2 challenges.
When it comes to year-end appeals, the important thing is focusing on those who have not yet given this year.
In development, we get out what we’re willing to put in. How are you utilizing your board members and committees? There’s untapped potential – let’s tap into it in 3 ways today!
You are the general of your ministry organization. It’s time to enter the war room and not reemerge until you draw up war plans. What does this mean? Two steps, endless possibilities!
When you ask a question, there is power in the answer. Are you listening? Are you harnessing it? One notebook has the potential to guide you to do just that!
I often hear complaints from development and advancement directors and teams working with faith-based nonprofit organizations, schools, and missions. “Our board doesn’t get involved.” “Our board doesn’t contribute.” You’re bored… with your board. At times, this can be completely confounding. The Christian mindset is to build one another up, to defend the widows and the […]
Ralph Waldo Emerson wrote, “Our chief want in life is somebody who will make us do what we can.” As leaders, we carry the amazing responsibility of raising others up to stand on level ground, and even to push them above and beyond. In so many areas of our faith, we are encouraged to think […]
May I be blunt? I don’t really have any interest in you learning for the sake of learning, though I’m the first to admit I have a teacher’s heart. I’m more interested in what you and your team are going to do with the skills, tactics, and tools we discuss. Keeping this in mind, let’s […]
These are challenging times. It’s important, and I believe helpful, to call to mind those who came before us and have stood where we stand. While we’ve no proof that any of the disciples were ordered to shelter in place due to a virus, we DO have proof that they faced many trials of all […]
Development Assistant Essentials Whether your ministry is introducing a Development Assistant, or expanding your program staff, there must be a clear and focused list of priorities. Work will expand or contract to fill the time available. Today I want to share four ways to streamline development assistant tasks to best benefit your efforts. Instant gratification. […]
I’m taking about those imaginary conversations in your head that hold you back. Don’t get overwhelmed. Get encouraged!
Are you struggling to keep you and your team focused? You may need to hit the reset button. In fact, as leaders, data suggests that we should be hitting the reset button every 100 days. We have learned that it is very hard to sustain a group of people moving together and keep their focus, […]
How can we expand our network and engage more people in the vision of our organization? I get this question all the time from the leaders I work with and the answer to this question starts with YOU. As a leader, you have to be taking intentional steps to grow your reach and your influence. […]
There is a constant pull toward discovering ways to be more productive and more efficient. The leaders we serve are thankfully always asking us how they can be more productive, more efficient, get more things accomplished, and manage themselves and their time better and better. We love to help them discover how to do this, […]