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‘Non-negotiables’ for Board Health and Fund Development

‘Non-negotiables’ for Board Health and Fund Development

What is the board’s appropriate role in raising funds for the nonprofit ministry organization, seminary, or local congregation? Raise the funds? Micromanage every penny spent in the disbursement of funds? Or to secure the best executive leadership, provide… Read More
Good questions for colleagues!

Good questions for colleagues!

Recently I found some notes I prepared for a combined faculty and staff meeting while serving as president of the Mount Vernon Nazarene University. Though several years old now, the notes reminded me of questions I would ask myself… Read More
Seven Lessons My Father Taught Me about Fundraising

Seven Lessons My Father Taught Me about Fundraising

Throughout the past few months at conferences led by Jimmy LaRose, founder and 25 year CEO of the National Development Institute, I heard him remind executives of nonprofit organizations and their board members that nonprofit organizations are in two… Read More
Four Modes of Thinking about Board Governance

Four Modes of Thinking about Board Governance

I have been thinking recently about healthy and maturing boards of governance for ministry organizations, including local church boards and college boards of Trustees. Increasingly I am convinced that healthy and maturing boards have a balance in the… Read More
Board Development Assessment Tool

Board Development Assessment Tool

Organizational development issues for nonprofit companies have been on my mind in recent weeks. Recently, I reflected again on the Nazarene Compassionate Ministry, Inc. APEX Project, an assessment tool developed by NCMI to assist Faith-Based Organizations and Non-Government… Read More
A confession…I am a “Board-Hugger!”

A confession…I am a “Board-Hugger!”

In recent years I have become a “board-hugger!” The reason, I believe, is captured in the famous quote of the late president of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. He gave his powerful “Man in the Arena” speech in 1912 in… Read More
Measuring Your Progress

Measuring Your Progress

You will benefit from reading below the recent post by Russ Bredholt, Measuring Your Progress.” Dr. Bredholt is president of Bredholt and Associates. Check his website at www.strategist.com. He gave his permission to BoardServe.org to share the article. Read More
Servant Leadership for a Servant Community

Servant Leadership for a Servant Community

In 1988, I presented the closing address to the Pan Asia Christian Education Seminar in Singapore. The theme of the address was “Servant Leadership for a Servant Community.” At the time, I served as president of the… Read More