Category - Non-Profit & Industry

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5 Tough Lessons All Good Leaders Endure
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Why I Do What I Do
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Influence Is NOT An Absolute
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Who is Your Choice for Online Giving?
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Getting The Most Out Of GMAIL

5 Tough Lessons All Good Leaders Endure

Tough lessons by their very nature are not easy to come by.  But these lessons are the pillars on which we build the rest of our lives. They need to be sturdy. They need to be well established. And they need to be able to withstand the pressure that comes with ridicule and judgement from those who think they are unnecessary. How tough are your lessons? Every high-functioning leader of which I am aware, has[…]

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Why I Do What I Do

  I serve as the President & CEO of the Association of Christian Nonprofits, a nationwide membership organization focused on serving the local church and para-church. In my position, as you can imagine, I speak with Christian leaders from organizations of all sizes and backgrounds. And as I explain what we do at ACN, I regularly get one of two responses – 1) Why? and 2) Huh? Let me answer the first question and the[…]

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Influence Is NOT An Absolute

I realize it is a “Duh” statement, but this concept of ‘Influence’ is not an absolute. In other words, you don’t simply have influence because you exist. After more than 20 years of gaining increasing amounts of influence in others’ lives and behaviors, I have come to realize that most who want to increase their influence, don’t because of a few simple and misunderstood reasons. Influence is based on relationship. Whether real or perceived, the[…]

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Who is Your Choice for Online Giving?

If you are a nonprofit two items are indispensable to you. 1) An engaging website and 2) Online giving.  After searching for an inexpensive AND reliable online giving option I have chosen BlueFire Donations.  Here’s why: [Tweet “4 simple reasons why you should use BlueFire Donations (@gobluefire)”] Super Affordable You can’t get better affordability than FREE.  BlueFire is free to add to your site.  There are no monthly fees, API fees, or per transaction fees.  They serve as the[…]

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Getting The Most Out Of GMAIL

As an organization, we use Google Apps as a staple in our email and calendar communications strategy. It is simple and consistent from a user’s experience and we appreciate the ability to integrate into so many third party software options. ChurchMag initially posted the following infographic, “How To Become a GMAIL Power User”.  It is loaded with great information and worth your time to look through.  If you are not currently a Gmail user for your[…]

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