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Outcomes Academy Online – Summer 2018

Outcomes Academy Online –  Summer 2018 The Outcomes Academy is Christian Leadership Alliance’s most in-depth professional learning experience. You can register and access it wherever your ministry travels take you this summer! The Academy is designed by subject matter experts to equip Christian leaders for operational excellence in eight core functional areas. Practical and full…

The Art of Scenario Planning By Dr. David Alexander

Learn to Rehearse the Future with Scenario Planning The board is responsible for the mission, vision and over-arching plans of your organization. Those elected to the board answer a call to be stewards of the ministry’s purpose, health and effectiveness. Board members must seek the Lord’s guidance in all they do, but they must remember,…

An Effective Annual Report by Randon Samelson

A ministry’s single most powerful tool is found in one report. At COUNSEL & CAPTIAL, we believe the annual report of Christian Churches and ministries is the single most important and powerful tool they have to tell their story. To incentivize them to pay closer attention to them, we decided to do something a bit…

Giving Thanks for Those Who Make Us Stronger

Thanks to Those Who Make Us Stronger Through Their Service Christian Leadership Alliance gives thanks for the sponsors and exhibitors of The Outcomes Conference 2018. Today kicks off the conference and we are excited about how God will move this week. This post is in honor of the ministries, organizations and businesses that dedicate their…

Leading Nonprofit Board Members By Tom Okarma

Leading Nonprofit Board Members – It  Is Not Always Easy Sooner or later, every nonprofit leader has a problem with a board member. How this issue is dealt with separates the successful leaders from the rest of the pack. You may find certain nonprofit board members are causing unnecessary problems. Yet, you want to maintain peace…

Christian Leadership Alliance Member Spotlight: BMWL

Christian Leadership Alliance Founder’s Council Member: Batts Morrison Wales & Lee (BMWL) Batts Morrison Wales & Lee is a national CPA firm exclusively serving Christian ministries and other nonprofit organizations and their affiliates across the United States.Offering unparalleled audit and assurance, tax, and strategic advisory services. BMWL helps nonprofit organizations maintain strong donor trust and…

Empower Your Board By Tom Okarma

Effective fundraising and donor relationships are part of board service. But many agencies tend to overlook one of the most critical — and yet often most effective — tools for improving fundraising for nonprofits — the board. It’s no secret that best practices of successful nonprofit boards include fundraising. Often, board candidates are told during…

Owner Boards vs. Steward Boards By R. Scott Rodin

Owner Boards vs. Steward Boards – Do you know the difference? If you follow these blogs you’ll know that we write about the difference between owner leaders and steward leaders. In a number of posts we’ve defined owner leaders as self-reliant rather than God-reliant, tying their self-image to their job and title, seeing people as…

What You Need to Know About Executive Compensation By Michael E. Batts

5 Best Practices for Nonprofit Executive Compensation The approach a nonprofit organization takes to executive compensation setting is extremely important for a number of reasons. Two very significant reasons are tax compliance and public relations. Under federal tax law, a leader of a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization who is compensated excessively can be subjected to severe…

Outcomes for Leaders Like You

The Outcomes Conference 2018 is for leaders like you. Christian leaders, like you, are radically transforming lives in this country and around the world. We know the challenges you face each day are great, but believe the power of God at work in and through you is infinitely greater. We know that all things work…

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