Monthly Archives: May 2012

Generous Living

A Generous Life Of course we experience blessings in this life. This is a reflection of God’s amazing grace. But generosity today will also translate into eternal rewards. “Great is your reward in heaven,” Luke 6:23 says. “Do not store … Continue reading

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Clear Communication with Donors / Partners

  Rohit Bhargava has a new book out called Likeonomics: The unexpected truth behind earning trust, influencing behavior and inspiring action. Here are his tips on telling the truth for good. 1. Tell the truth about yourself:  “Help connect donors … Continue reading

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Ministry and Marketing Alignment

Partnering Ministry and Marketing – being sure that communication is authentic, and ministry driven. As ministers, we need to keep our marketing efforts intimately intertwined with our ministry. They are not separate things. They must not be — because treating … Continue reading

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Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Download a PDF   Great resource from http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org.  The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence are based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility and accountability. The ten characteristic accountability principles distinguish the nonprofit sector from government and the business … Continue reading

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Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence

Download a PDF Great resource from http://www.minnesotanonprofits.org.  The Principles and Practices for Nonprofit Excellence are based on the fundamental values of quality, responsibility and accountability. The ten characteristic accountability principles distinguish the nonprofit sector from government and the business sector. … Continue reading

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Leadership

The Leadership Challenge Too often people confuse a strong-willed personality as an effective leader, leadership is not being strong-willed, rather having a strong sense of purpose that is centered upon God. The church of our Lord needs leaders, not petty … Continue reading

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Avoid Donor Blindness

Donor relations blindness Don’t develop donor relations blindness! One symptom of this deadly marketing disease is the test ban. This is not a nuclear arms treaty. This is a reluctance to test marketing packages or concepts before committing to use … Continue reading

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