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Secret Weapon of Relayed Information

After years of service and good work, he said goodbye to the team, closed the door, and left the office for the last time. Institutional Memory Lately I have witnessed several organizations experiencing a planned change in leadership, or in some cases, unplanned turnover. Some have struggled, some have not.  A secret weapon for combatting slowed momentum in these transitions lies in the continuity of information, the consistency of planning and activity, and in short, institutional memory.   One only understands the magnitude of this phrase when faced with a substantial situation. Imagine a significant setback in institutional memory when it comes to your key fundraising activities - your major donor program, your annual fund program, your fundraising and friend raising events, or your planned giving program. These prove the most important and productive funding relationships for your organization.  Serious examples of this dilemma include leadership transitions involving positi ...

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Christian Radio’s Precious Cargo

“If that gets the tiniest scratch, I’ll never hear the end of it!” Standing atop a long, narrow staircase, holding one end of a heavy, awkward China cabinet, I received this warning… Helping move my friend’s precious possessions just got a little more serious. It is serious. Whether it is heirloom furniture or the delicate balance and performance of an organization, the same holds true. Anytime we move an important, valued thing from one point to another, we want to accomplish the goal and avoid damage – at all costs. Over the last several months, the Listener-Supported Radio Station Outlook study was conducted by Advocace, in conjunction with Christian Music Broadcasters. This research identified and highlighted some themes that resonate with this analogy. Leaders of Christian radio stations work hard to move their organizations from one level to the next, but the fears of a “scratch” in terms of personnel, donor-perception, CUME, format changes or measureable outcomes can hinder their attempts to be inn ...

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Comments
  1. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  2. Re: Running on Empty—When Summer Funds Run Low.

    I have learned so much from you Dave, and once again am reminded that if God's people aren't aware of...

    -- Susan LeCornu

  3. Re: Secret Weapon of Relayed Information

    Great reminder, David.

    -- Ben

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For more than twenty years, I’ve enjoyed building value and increasing results for the organizations I’ve worked with. I am grateful for the leaders and mentors who have invested in me professionally and personally and in the same way, I am honored to encourage others. I admire the ministries we serve and I love helping to fuel their mission to build and care for God’s Kingdom.

I see life as an adventure—family life with my wife and three kids, enjoying God’s creation in the great outdoors, learning something new, or just about anything. I believe that sharing that enthusiasm adds to the success—and fun—in whatever you do.

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