Recording personal reflections is a discipline I have worked to develop over the years. I believe knowing where I’ve come from helps inform where and how I move forward.
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!
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 […]
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 […]
Moving People to Decisions – Together Let’s face it: whether it’s two people or an entire team, advancement requires accountability. My goal in today’s article is to provide a snapshot on how to keep track of important numbers and keep your team moving forward together. Keep Score I believe in weekly reviews for individuals and […]
Tips for Effective Follow-Up People are constantly looking for ways to be more effective. I’ll give you two words to instantly increase productivity in your ministry: follow-up. Focused, intentional follow-up gives purpose and shows priority. The Getting Things Done method, penned by David Allen, is a great inspiration to me. Here are a couple tips […]
Have you ever stopped to ask yourself if you are the greatest barrier to your ministry’s breakthrough? In this video, Zach Clark, Founder and CEO of Development and Leadership Coaching, shares some thoughts to change your paradigm for giving. Redirect your thinking, refocus, and get back on track!
Shepherding Your Time as a Leader Are you extremely productive at unimportant things? We are so capable of being so remarkably busy we can fail to consider the true importance and value of focused work on the right things. It is only through careful prayer and thought that we can hope to clearly see the […]
I’m taking about those imaginary conversations in your head that hold you back. Don’t get overwhelmed. Get encouraged!
The expectations placed on people working in ministry organizations continue to climb. Take a moment to learn how to begin doing more with less.
Adopting the Capacity Method can help reduce the overwhelm and make you feel more in control of your day, your ministry, and your life.