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    3 FINANCIAL CONVERSATIONS THAT CAN'T WAIT

    Posted by Brian Keel

    Autumn has arrived and the end of the year is much closer than the beginning.  The fourth quarter can make or break your financial results and there are a number of things your organization should be talking about right now to help ensure the greatest possible success.

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    Topics: Vision, End Of Year, Planning, Security Blanket, Debt Reduction, Nonprofit, finance, budget, financial management

    CRAFTING A NEW VISION

    Posted by Kellie Wardman

    These times are calling for aspirational thinking. With dramatic changes in our collective landscape, people are craving direction and leadership more than ever. In many cases, nonprofit boards and CEOs are needing to reinvent strategies, practices, and the very direction of their organizations.

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    Topics: Nonprofit Management, Nonprofit Leadership, Strategy, Vision, Planning

    FOCUS ON THE DESTINATION

    Posted by Laura DeVries

    “Mind the gap” echoed through the colorfully tiled RATP Metro as I stepped from the platform to the train on a journey from Paris to Geneva.  My focus briefly diverted from the excitement and joy of the journey to the necessary caution ahead me.  Each time the train door opened,  the same voice reminded me to mind the gap in several languages.  I recall glancing at the gap at my first stop, being amused as passengers stepped over it at the second, and growing deaf to it by the third, as my focus shifted to the exciting journey ahead of me…

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    Topics: Vision

    THE POWER OF A GRANDER VISION

    Posted by Mike Bussey

    Many times, I find myself working with nonprofits who are facing a time of transition. Perhaps their organization is undergoing a change in leadership. Perhaps their community is changing. Perhaps new needs and challenges are calling for a change in programs or ministries.

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    Topics: Leadership, Case For Support, Transition, Vision

    OWN IT

    Posted by Sara Luke

    “The dog ate my homework.”

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    Topics: Leadership, Vision, Accountability, Transparency

    IS YOUR VISION BIG ENOUGH?

    Posted by Danny Maier

    As a sufferer of myopia since the 3rd grade, I’ve been wearing glasses a long time. Perhaps it’s my nearsightedness that has me often trying to focus on the trees and missing the forest – the big picture. But, while the details are important, it’s the bigger vision that inspires.

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    Topics: Case For Support, Vision

    RESOLUTION: DREAM BIGGER

    Posted by Thom Peters

    I’m not great at resolutions. I have great intentions, just lousy follow through. After all my years I have learned that the higher I set my sights, the less opportunity I have to succeed. So I keep expectations low and generally feel better about how things turn out. I may not be a better or healthier person, but I won’t have failed so often in my goals.

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    Topics: Leadership, Stewardship, Vision, Board Leadership, Planning, Church Stewardship

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