Category Archives: Fundraising

When Do You Need A Consultant?

Numerous issues in a nonprofit organization rise to the occasion of requiring paid outside assistance. These involve acknowledging you’re facing something larger than your in-house skill set can handle alone. Accepting that help is needed is the first step in any weakness or dysfunctional behavior – whether of a person or an organization. Sometimes aContinue Reading

Mailbox Missionaries

Overhearing a conversation between my wife and me about bills and our limited funds, our 9 year-old daughter piped up, “Maybe there will be a check in the mail today for $200!” In 1989, after being accepted as approved missionary candidates with Wycliffe Bible Translators, it was recommended that I get further training in avionicsContinue Reading

A Case for a New Leadership Paradigm

We are in a world of change as paradigms are being challenged. Gone are the days of the broad community acceptance of the Christian service provider. Postmodernism is taking its toll . . . leadership is changing, urban demographics are changing, legal regulations are changing, staff and boards are changing, donors are changing, and ministryContinue Reading

More Board for Your Buck

More and more is being written these days about the critical difference a Board makes in the effectiveness of business and ministry. How to get more out of what you put in is a relevant question at any time in the development of an organization and its Board. The topic of Board effectiveness is importantContinue Reading