You are a mission leader. As an executive director, president, or CEO, you have succeeded in a difficult field - for a few years or for many. You have led a ministry to the poor, hungry, homeless, and addicted. This is no small feat. These are difficult people in difficult situations during difficult days.
Stewardship Trends and Their Impact on Your Development Strategy
A time of change, a time of emerging, a time of trends: so many things to consider when we are trying to build relationship with our donors. In our world of development and relationship, we must always be watching Trends, learning about people, and responding when appropriate. Our world is one of constant response to the world of our donors.
HOW DO YOU BEGIN an article on stewardship? Should l make huge promises? Say that your offerings will never be the same? Suggest that you should prepare for incredible growth? I will let you decide if any hype is needed, but I ask you to consider my definition of stewardship in its entirety before drawing any conclusions.
The fascination with and study of generation has occupied people's mind for many years. Tom Brokaw's book, The Greatest Generation (Random House, 2004), was a hit. The blockbuster having Private Ryan gave us a startling glimpse of what our fathers and grandfathers endured in World War II. And nostalgia albums and cancer on public television are common
We have heard the horror stories: The campaign divided the church. The pastor left before, during or right after the campaign. Everybody had a better idea of how the campaign should have been built. Why does something that can be so exciting for your church cause fear and problems?
Leadership: What is it and why does everybody want it?
I work with leaders around the world. Directors of Development, Executive Directors, and even leaders of startup ministries. I am privileged to meet many Visionaries — men and women whom God has given a vision for growth in current ministry, or even a new ministry.
As we head into the fall, catch our breath from the full summer season, and reflect on the direction of our camps and conferences, we must recognize the significant role that giving can play in the budget and pulse of our organizations.