Serving in any organization requires that one understand the vision and mission of the entity and communicate these ideas clearly. Such mission focus is critically important for Christ-centered organizations. “Where there is no vision, the people perish.” The dramatic times we have seen in the past two years have been problematic for individuals and organizations … Continue reading Mission Focus
As a nonprofit, it is so important to be clear with your message. Your organization needs to talk to potential supporters, volunteers, program participants, staff members, board members, and more. Your messaging is competing with so many reputable and worthy alternatives simultaneously. If you confuse your audience, you will lose them. Think about it: a … Continue reading Communications Clarity
Do you remember the 1980s advertising campaign with the slogan, “Not your father’s Oldsmobile”? Hoping to catch the attention of the next generation, the automaker created a snappy slogan to shake the dust off their well-known name. For those of us serving in legacy ministries, change can be hard, uncomfortable, or even seem impossible. We … Continue reading Cast Your Nets!
You’ve heard the phrase, “Find your why.” Start with the Author of “your why.” If you’re reading this article, you are probably involved with a mission-driven organization. You are about building the kingdom of God and serving his people. Your vision is for the work to expand and accelerate, and you recognize that more people … Continue reading Giving Your Vision a Voice
I remember it so vividly. I had no clue what I was going to post next week, no idea what stories were being written and, honestly, I just hoped our audience members would think our layout looked cool — not a thought in the world as to how they would proceed after reading any of … Continue reading Achieve Your Digital Goals
When I think about managing change, any kind of change, there’s a graphic concept that always comes to mind. The first frame of that graphic, “What we think change looks like,” is a straight ascending arrow pointing confidently from the present into the preferred future. The second frame, “What change actually looks like,” features a … Continue reading Write that Book!
Christian Leadership Alliance President and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Carmen LaBerge a Christian cultural influencer who serves as a writer, speaker and Christian talk radio host. She will be a keynote presenter at The Outcomes Conference 2023 in Chicago. Carmen’s passion is helping people reconnect the eternal with the everyday by equipping Christians to … Continue reading Communicating with Today’s Culture
Most successful organizations, whether for-profit or nonprofit, operate with a strategic vision. A vision is simply a clear image of what an organization aspires to be or achieve in the future. Here is a strong example from World Vision: “We are a Christian organization working to help communities lift themselves out of poverty For Good.” … Continue reading Communicate Compelling Vision