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Breakthrough Financial Leadership

I have had the privilege of being the founding leader of two nonprofit organizations, one for-profit company, and the employee for several multi-million dollar organizations. I also run the finances for my family. As I have ebbed and flowed in these
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10 Ideas that Unleash Year End Giving, Part 2

So the topic and opportunity for generosity will naturally occur in several different ways during the last few months of the year. (See Getting Year End Giving In Focus, Part 1.) Take the time to create a broader strategy that moves beyond a
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Major Gifts For Your Ministry

Do you think you can spot a major donor off the street? Consider billionaire Sam Walton of the Walmart dynasty. He often wore faded jeans and boots, and drove a very old truck. Nothing about him, outwardly screamed “wealth”. The old adage, “You can’t judge
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Getting Year End Giving in Focus, Part 1

As we approach the end of the year, I will be frequently asked about year end giving. The bottom line request will be, how can I best capitalize on the opportunity to increase giving? Many churches will feel the pressure of budget donations, which have
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Growing A Generous Team

I want you to give some thought to what it would be like to be a part of a generous church, led by a generous staff, overflowing with generous people. Let’s work this in reverse so you can get a clear picture of the dream. While generous people can be
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TIPS FOR YEAR-END GIVING

Why is year-end giving important? Consider some of these statistics regarding year-end giving: 31% of annual giving occurs in December* 12% of annual giving occurs in the last 3 days per year 28% of nonprofits raise 26-50% of their annual budget during year-end!
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