Hungry to Thrive

Years ago, I heard a quote attributed to the late Peter Drucker, although some have questioned whether he really said it. Regardless of the source, the message stuck with me: “Culture eats strategy for breakfast.” When we consider what it takes to thrive as Christian leaders, we may tend to rely heavily on strategy. After … Continue reading Hungry to Thrive

Seeing the Light

Former Senate Minority Leader Everett Dirksen was famous for his rhetorical style because he sounded like a true politician. One of his more famous lines was: “I am a man of fixed and unbending principles, the first of which is to be flexible at all times.” However, he is likely best known for this line: … Continue reading Seeing the Light

Smarter Giving

For all the bad rap we Americans get for self-centered consumerism, it’s interesting to note this surprising truth… we’re actually pretty generous. According to the Giving USA 2017 report on philanthropy, American individuals, estates, foundations and corporations contributed an estimated $390.05 billion to U.S. charities in 2016, a four percent increase over 2015. Total giving … Continue reading Smarter Giving

Millennial Donors

There is a lot of conventional wisdom circulating about millennials compared to other generations, including… They have a higher propensity to want to volunteer They aren’t as religiously involved, and They aren’t a very generous generation Like usual, the conventional wisdom isn’t all that accurate, as we found out through our study of millennial donors … Continue reading Millennial Donors