Category - Non-Profit & Industry

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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
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Church and Para-Church Can THRIVE Together!
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5 Charity Myths – Dispelled

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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Church and Para-Church Can THRIVE Together!

From 2008-2011 I served on the staff of a small church in Arizona as the Associate Pastor. For those not familiar with small churches, that means the Exec. Pastor, Missions Pastor, Local Outreach and Youth Pastor combined with grounds and janitorial sometimes thrown in just to keep me humble. In a small church that is just the way it is. No complaints –  a fantastically fulfilling time of my life. As part of those duties[…]

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5 Charity Myths – Dispelled

Charity Navigator has posted across social media this morning a 2007 article that is deserving of a quick read. It is especially good for those who interact with nonprofit organizations, whether via volunteering, financial donations, or board/committee service. The five myths the article dispels are below. I will leave you to follow the links to read their explanations.  Just know it is good information and are still true throughout the nonprofit sector. Myth 1:  Charity executives[…]

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