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Equipped to Do More – A Special Offer Just for You

Are you ready to be equipped to do more? The Credentialed Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) program is designed to  equip leaders  to do more.  This special CLA program advances biblical principles and professional standards in Christian nonprofit organizations.  Christian nonprofits need leaders who have proven expertise and certified excellence in their professional fields. Perhaps it…


For the Profit of All By Team CLA

CLA leaders give and receive for the profit of all. You are men and women who unselfishly give your best for the profit of all and ultimately do it to serve God’s great and holy purpose. Today we say “thank you” to the Christ-centered leaders who govern, advise, support, engage and belong to what is…

The Importance of Thank You By Douglas Shaw

Rule #36: Saying Thank you to donors is necessary and profitable Saying thank you – it sounds so simple, right? There’s a great Wallace Shawn line from the classic movie, The Princess Bride, that always come to mind whenever I hear the annual poll results of donors’ top two giving complaints: (1) not being thanked…

Kingdom Strategy by Danielle Strickland

Kingdom Strategy is Connecting the Dots Strategy implies that we know what we are doing. And I don’t want anyone to get the wrong idea. Most of the time, I don’t really understand what’s going on exactly. What I mean is that I find kingdom strategy a bit more like a connect-the- dots game than…

The Self-Aware Leader By Howard Rich

What difference does it make to a leader to be self-aware? Being Self-aware is one of a leader’s most valuable assets. Some years ago, I had a standing appointment to play racquetball with a friend whom I trusted implicitly. On this particular Monday the racquetball court was closed for resurfacing, so we did what any…

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…

What Fuels Charitable Intermediaries? By Tony DiFranco

Corporate Citizenship Fuels Charitable Intermediaries Over the past decade, there has been an enormous increase in the number of companies engaged in charitable-giving initiatives as they strive for a reputation of an organization that gives back to its communities. Many credit the rise in corporate citizenship to the millennial generation. Corporate donations translate into goodwill,…

Steward Follower By Dr. Kip Warton

Steward Follower: Called to Steward the Leader I am a follower, but sometimes I don’t do it well. Once again I am in a position the leaves me struggling with the decisions made by my boss. Yes, I lead my section but I am bound by the direction provided by my supervisor despite what appears…

The Ultimate Strategy By Phyllis Hennecy Hendry

The Ultimate Strategy – Our Greatest Hope As I prepared to write about strategy, I couldn’t help but think about God’s ultimate strategy – restoration. God’s goal for all time has been to bring you and me home to him. We had a great start with God. Read the beginning of our story – Genesis…

Strategic Leadership In Action

Strategic Leadership – An Interview with Edgar Sandoval CLA president and CEO Tami Heim recently interviewed Edgar Sandoval, Chief Operating Officer; World Vision, U.S. Sandoval is responsible for overseeing the implementation of World Vision’s U.S. operations and strategic plan. Sandoval joined World Vision in 2015, bringing with him a strong background in general management, strategy,…


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