Funding…What You Need to Know.

I recently had an opportunity to have a conversation with four funders from four very different funding sources. Here is what I learned. First, over the past eighteen months or so, there has been a dramatic increase in individual giving. Statistics have always shown that about 80% of all giving to nonprofits and ministries comes […]

How Am I Doing?

One of our recommended best practices for nonprofits and ministries is to conduct a board evaluation on a regular basis, at least once every two years. And, while the board as a whole may be doing a great job, it is also helpful to have board members evaluate themselves. In other words, an honest self-assessment. […]

Building a Firm Foundation

Most ministries have a mission statement, and some have vision statements and identified organizational values. In today’s world, the message that is being sent to the world by Christian organizations is coming through our actions, our inactions and our attitudes much louder than in our print or electronic materials. Good, bad or indifferent, as soon […]