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5 Responses to the Challenges of Redevelopment

 By Matthew Thomas Detroit’s recent bankruptcy filing placed the issues many declining municipalities face directly in the public eye. Detroit’s experience is a large-scale and extreme example of what many cities, towns, and other municipalities face as their population and revenues begin to decline: The need to increase revenues and/or reduce city services to maintain fiscal…

3 Tips to Help You Hire the Right Person

By Mark Griffin Find the right person for the right job! It sounds simple, but it won’t come easily without planning and a process. Getting the wrong people not only kills performance but can also damage your reputation. And, of course, you don’t have the money to do it wrong. Training misfit or unqualified new…

The Aligned Board

By Larry Johnston The notion of alignment has shaped my thinking about nonprofit organizations for many years.  While somewhat intuitive at one level, intuition alone isn’t enough to bring the management of nonprofits into alignment.  You need clear, practical tools and no small amount of wisdom, sheer fortitude, chutzpah and dogged persistence. What continues to…

Christian Generosity Step #1: Trust God

by Gary G. Hoag, Ph.D. As the financial world seems to be collapsing all around us, you’ve probably been tempted to get stressed out and worry about your personal or ministry finances. I know I have! I feel this pressure from our culture, and it feels like the weight of the world on my shoulders.…

God's Perspective on Labor

In celebration of Labor Day, we turn to God’s word and meditate on the scriptures that reveal God’s perspective on labor. We reflect on what the Word says about God’s character, about us, and the difference it makes when we apply His truth to our lives. Give generously to them and do so without a grudging…

CLA Online Academy: September 2013

CLA Online Academy Fall 2013 Term Christian Leadership Alliance (CLA) is dedicated to equipping the leaders of Christ-centered nonprofits with the best practices in organizational effectiveness in eight core areas. One of the ways CLA accomplishes this mission is through the CLA Online Academy. This innovative experience is powered by Azusa Pacific Online University, created…

Can We Be Honest?

By Rebecca Hays Sometimes asking a question out loud allows us the opportunity to genuinely reflect upon the answer. We’ve heard, God is our Provider.  We may even say it to others, but do we live and work like we truly believe it? How often do we pray in a board meeting and immediately turn…

CLA Webcast 8.29.13: Learning to Lead Like Jesus

Learn from the greatest leadership role model of all time… Jesus Christ Join the CLA monthly webcast on August 29 as prominent author, speaker and business consultant Ken Blanchard takes us on a journey toward effective leadership and shows us how to lead as Jesus led. In this webcast you’ll learn: What it looks like…

Kingdom Outcomes: Dallas 2014

We face a world of pressing need, but you were called into Christian leadership for such a time as this. Here at CLA we are dedicated to providing you with biblically-based higher thinking that will transform you as a Christian leader as you impact the world for Christ. We focus on helping you to achieve…

Missing God's Intent

What do people get for all the toil and anxious striving with which they labor under the sun? All their days their work is grief and pain; even at night their minds do not rest. This too is meaningless. A person can do nothing better than to eat and drink and find satisfaction in their own…

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