Trust and Funding

More and more senior executives at Christian nonprofits today find themselves staring at a gradually diminishing pool of individual donor funding. As giving levels recede so does the ability to fund the facilities and program growth outlined in the organization’s vision for the future. Among the challenges: How do we align our faith-based fundraising orientation … Continue reading Trust and Funding

Global Megatrends for Philanthropy

Over the next decade global economic, technological, and social trends will transform how nonprofits fundraise. As ministries develop their next long-term strategic plan, leaders must keep in mind five megatrends which will have significant implications for fundraising: Global Economy: China and India lead a diversified global economy where the U.S. is one of several major … Continue reading Global Megatrends for Philanthropy

Sowing Seeds

I think most of us engaged in Christian ministry fundraising would agree that this past year was challenging. The context in which I say that is with regard to “money raised” either compared to the previous year or perhaps against a budget that had aggressive goals. The antithesis of this past “challenging year” of course … Continue reading Sowing Seeds

Defining Moments

Defining moments. Every leader has them. Likely one or two come to mind just on hearing the phrase. Outcomes editor-in-chief W. Scott Brown asked Paula Fuller, Executive Vice President for People and Culture with InterVarsity Christian Fellowship/USA, and Bruce McNicol, CEO of Trueface, to reflect on how being rooted in relationships of trust has shaped their … Continue reading Defining Moments

Books for Spring 2019

BOOKS Register to attend The Outcomes Conference 2019 to hear directly from these authors (and more)! 1. The Softer Side of Leadership: Essential soft skills that transform leaders and the people they lead  By Dr. Eugene B. Habecker (Deep River Books, 2018) Book Overview   Dr. Gene Habecker will be the featured Men’s Breakfast speaker at The … Continue reading Books for Spring 2019