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We, like you, love leadership mantras like John Maxwell’s, “Leadership is influence, nothing more, nothing less.” Our desire is to help you and your ministry gain influence in your community. Our Leadership resources are for leaders who want to be better in their leadership. The following articles will help you joyfully reach higher and lead more effectively. You can do it. 

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Guidestar Has Updated Your Profile!

If you are a nonprofit you should seriously consider checking out how your organization is represented on Guidestar.  They have recently updated their profile pages.  For those that are not familiar this information is pulled form the IRS and whether or not you subscribed, your data is there for the public.  So, at the very least, you should look at you profile and register for free to be able to update the information. For a good overview of the changes click on this article posted by Nonprofit Quarterly.  

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Three Warning Signs Your Life Is Drifting from Your Vision

Harvard business professor John Kotter has stated, “Behavior from important people that…

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No Strategic Plan? Huge Mistake!

A Harvard Business article lists the 17 fundamental traits of organizational effectiveness. The first and most poignant one is that “everyone [in your organization] has a good idea of the decisions and actions for which he or she is responsible.” It seems pretty basic, right? Do you have a “good idea” of the decision and actions each person in your organization is responsible for, including the board of directors? If not, the strategic road map for the organization is lacking. We often talk about strategic planning but, semantically, if want to take it to the next level,…

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13 Senior Pastor Mistakes That Flatline Growth

The following is a guest post from Brian Jones of Senior Pastor…

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Board of Directors Job Responsibilities

  Any member in a position of leadership in the organization, holding a position on the Board of Directors, or serving on committees, or in chapter leadership, who feels they are unable to support the mission and written policies of the organization, should tender a resignation as a volunteer leader.  Non-church nonprofits should consider developing an official Board of Directors Job Description that outlines everything that is expected of a board member. In addition 501c3 nonprofits should expect 4-6 board meetings a year with at least one in person to fulfill the federal requirements. The following…

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What You Need To Know Before Starting A Nonprofit

Introduction We are very excited that you have decided to venture in to the great area of starting a new nonprofit organization. Starting new ventures are exciting and full of anticipation.  However, there are several areas of information that you should be aware of when you start a new nonprofit. There are questions you must ask yourself first.  “Why do you want to start a nonprofit?” “What kind of nonprofit structure are you wanting create?”, etc.  There is really good information available to help you answer these important questions.  We recommend you read through 10 Questions…

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Multitasking Has It’s Downside

  This post is a repost of an original written by Ernie Smith at Associations Now.  You can read the original here.   Why taking a step back from doing multiple tasks at once may be the best decision you’ll make all day.  Tackling several tasks simultaneously can feel really good if done right. The problem is, this strategy is often done wrong, and it’s easy to get offtrack. Plus, when it’s done wrong, it can really stress you out. That’s the take of Votenet Marketing Director Jenn Barton, who says that you may just be better…

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Something Better Than Success

Early this week I had a breakdown in my usual upbeat attitude…

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Infographic: 22 Expert Tips on Fundraising

Question: “If you could tell a new itinerating missionary one thing about raising funds, what would it be?”  Lucky for you, someone already asked that question. Jen Fortner, creator of Financial Partnership Development asked this question to 22 FULLY-FUNDED field workers (ok, pause. Go ahead and say that fast 10 times….since you are anyway).  The following infographic represents their responses.  Thanks Jen for such a great resource! (click on image to enlarge)   [gap size=”100px”]

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5 Surefire Ways To Sharpen Your Skills

When I was a young(er) man I started reading and listening to…

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5 Key Reminders to Overcoming Your Leadership Slump

REPOSTED from douglasleslie.com   Hey leaders, and more specifically nonprofit leaders, the…

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5 Ways Your Church Can Improve a Visitor’s Welcome

The following post was so incredibly short AND beneficial we decided to…

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