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When can we put the fun back into fundraising?

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The manager was about as stressed out as I've seen a person. "We've got to make this fundraiser work," he nervously blurted.

His desire to do a great job was obvious, but so was his we-have-to-bear-down-on-this approach. He had a deep faith in God's provision, but he also wanted to make sure he was attentive to every detail. Unfortunately, he squeezed the fun out of fundraising.

Givers have great joy so why do the askers have such stress? There are four good things to remember when leading a fundraiser:

  • Approach with joy.
  • Ask with joy.
  • Lead with joy.
  • Live the joy.

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Over-involvement in church a big problem at work?

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"If your employees get over-involved in community activities, church or social commitments, then you've got a big problem!" Don Beveridge's words challenged me all that day, but now he went over the top.  I was proud of every person on my team--and especially the team member's active church life! But Beveridge had a point: we compete for the attention and creativity of our team members...and, sometimes, we lose that competition. If we want to work with people who are involved in their community, church and family, how do we keep these good people producing at a high level at work? Belated relatedness It gets back to Alderfer's ERF Theory with Relatedness Needs, Growth Needs and Existence Needs.   Everybody is wired a bit different so we, as leaders, need to understand our team members and their needs.  To cover the three major need-groups: Build a positive and encouraging culture to build productive business relationships.  Catch someone doing something great and ...

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Success, Controversy and Family-Friendliness

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So what would happen if you had reporters from ABC, CBS, CNN, and every major television station in your market cover your organization?  What would happen if all the coverage was about people marveling how relevant your organization is? We just saw that happen this weekend at the church where Paula and I have been members for over 16 years.  Our pastor's subject matter was not that unusual--for him.  Some people found it controversial.  Some people found it to be so honest that they had to talk about it. Here are a few of the clips that we discovered about Pastor Ed Young and Fellowship Church in Grapevine, Texas for this past weekend's message.  Just click to view: ABC - Good Morning America CBS - The Early Show CNN 2 WFAA News - Dallas ABC affiliate KDFW News - Dallas Fox affiliate KXAS News - Ft. Worth NBC affiliate KTVT News - Ft. Worth CBS affiliate Here's the full message so you can see for yourself what it was all about: http://m ...

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