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DO YOU HAVE TRUST ISSUES?

Posted by Jan Brogdon

TRUST. Such a heavy word! You know it when you feel it and you also are very aware when it is not present with someone or in a certain situation. I bet just reading that caused you to tense up and maybe even sweat.

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Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, What We're Reading, trust

INFLUENCE VS IMPACT

Posted by Laura DeVries

This month, I’ve been walking in Garden of the Gods and listening to Andy Crouch’s book, The Life We’re Looking For. The book is about nurturing a sense of belonging, meaning and significance in life and leadership. In one chapter, Crouch explores two words the non-profit sector often uses interchangeably. Those words are “impact” and “influence.”

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Topics: Leadership, Nonprofit Leadership, What We're Reading

THE LAW OF AUTHENTICITY

Posted by Kennerly Benraty

Looking through my bookshelf, I came across The Go-Giver by Bob Burg and John David Mann. I was gifted this book in my first few months as a fundraiser when a mentor of mine slid it across a coffee table in my direction with a credulous smile and told me there’s one contingency (you’ll have to read on your own to find out!) if I decided to follow its teachings.

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Topics: Donor Stewardship, Stewardship, Fundraising, How To Ask, Art Of The Ask, Donor Relations, Making The Ask, Nonprofit, What We're Reading

UNLEASHING GENEROSITY

Posted by Lora Dow

As nonprofit and church leaders, we are often called upon to encourage others to give to our organization. But can taking a closer look at our own giving help us to be better at encouraging generosity in others?

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Topics: Generosity, Summer Reads, What We're Reading

UNCOMPLICATED PROBLEMS

Posted by Mike Bussey

I was hesitant to start reading Michael Oren’s book, Power, Faith and Fantasy: American in the Middle East from 1776 to the Present, thinking that it may be years before I finished. It’s more than 600 pages long!

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Topics: Endowment, Summer Reads, What We're Reading

PRUDENT PRUNING

Posted by Jon Simons

A recent stroll through my garden reminded me of a lesson from Dr. Henry Cloud in his book, “Necessary Endings.“  In it, Dr. Cloud offers a great analogy related to the need for pruning to stimulate healthy growth.

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Topics: Summer Reads, What We're Reading

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