It’s official. We are in a new normal. Barna calls today’s landscape the Digital Babylon. Unlike ancient Babylon, Digital Babylon is not a physical place but it exists through digital devices where screens disciple the next generation. Are you a leader with a “Blockbuster” brand of leadership while the next generation is growing up in … Continue reading Next Generation Solutions
During the COVID-19 pandemic, most employees hunkered down in their homes. For many organizations, it was a time to learn how to leverage technology better. For others, it was a time for team members from various age groups to discover how different they were. I consulted with one company and on a single day heard … Continue reading Growing Generation Z
Indeed, no one saw this coming. If you asked any leader in January (even February) of 2020 if they foresaw a national quarantine that would forcibly shut down businesses, churches, whole communities, even an entire nation, the solid bet is that they would answer with a hard “No.” And yet, it happened. The result? We … Continue reading Embracing Generational Diversity
Would you have ever thought that Netflix would reshape donor behavior? Now, more than ever, sustainer giving represents the single most important general fundraising opportunity for organizations. That’s because income from sustainer giving is: Predictable Consistent Recession-resistant Two major trends make a thriving, growing sustainer program more critical than ever: changing consumer behavior and then … Continue reading Sustainer Giving in a Subscription Economy
“Our board would like you to come fix our Millennials.” The administrator of a small nonprofit was on the phone explaining that her organization established a “junior board of Millennials” as part of their succession plan. The Board of Directors, composed of Baby Boomers and Traditionalists, wanted these Millennials “fixed” to embrace the organization’s mission … Continue reading What Story Will They Tell?
What do today’s faith-based nonprofit leaders see as the future leadership needs of their organizations? A few years ago, I was deeply involved in a comprehensive survey designed to try and address some of these questions. The answers we found may surprise you. They will certainly inform you. And I believe these findings are applicable … Continue reading Who Leads Next?
Humans have innovated since God asked us to subdue the earth in Gen. 1:28. Cain and Abel perhaps used Neolithic tools for farming and herding. From Gen. 4:21-22, we know that technology progressed as Tubal-Cain forged implements of copper and iron. Technology impacts the jobs we do, the nature of our work, our identities within … Continue reading All Aboard the Technology Train
The manager had just informed us she had resigned. As an aspiring Millennial leader, I was excited about the possibility of filling her role, but there were dangers ahead. Was I ready for this role? I was fired from my last job for not progressing through a required leadership development book on pace and for … Continue reading Humbly Seeking Feedback
BOOKS 1. Generation Z Unfiltered: Facing nine hidden challenges of the most anxious population By Dr. Tim Elmore and Andrew McPeak (Poet Gardner, Oct., 2019) Book Overview 2. no one’s listening and it’s your fault: Get your message heard during organizational transformations By Pam Haralakova Marmon (Lioncrest Publishing, March 13, 2020) Book Overview 3. Keep them Longer: How … Continue reading Books for Summer 2020
Is your grandma on TikTok? She just might be. In 2020, every single generation has a robust online presence. These days, every generation can be reached by digital means and should be considered a potential lead for your organization. In 2020, every single generation has a robust online presence. According to a Sept. 9, 2019 … Continue reading Reaching Generations Online