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Is Strategic Planning Dead?

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What do you do when you need a new vision, and you need it—NOW? That’s the dilemma faced by Children at Heart Ministries, a 64 year-old child and family care organization made up of Texas Baptist Children’s Home, STARRY, Gracewood and Miracle Farm. The four ministries are part of a larger family that includes the Children at Heart Foundation, Children at Heart Ministries and Children At Heart Family Services. It’s a complicated structure that made strategic planning difficult, but all the more needed. In a climate where many business know-it-alls scrap mission statements, vision casting and other elements of basic strategic planning, Children at Heart proved some of the old basics of the process still apply. And, many of these principles are elastic. They can be adjusted to meet various situations, even a shorter time frame. "This process has completely reinvigorated our boards, staff and leadership," said Dawson Clark, COO of the Children at Heart Foundation. The approach and lessons learned ...

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Ready, Set, Get Ready! Success With Capital Campaigns

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Are capital campaign feasibility studies always necessary? Are they worth the dollars invested, and should you consider one before undertaking your big building project or expansion?  Find out why when it comes to capital campaigns, a "read, aim, aim" approach can really pay off. 

Comments
  1. Re: 7 Ways to Retain More Donors

    Great stuff! So good to see you link donors with the work. Remember how Paul linked the supporting folks...

    -- Jamie

  2. Re: Fundraising's Duh Factor: Keep more donors, raise more money

    Great read, I can appreciate the small things that keep the donor engaged.

    -- LaTanya

  3. Re: The Lapsed, Declined & The Disengaged

    Thanks Jerry. Organizations can also engage a credit card processing provider who enables donors to make...

    -- MKordic

  4. Re: Asking Naturally: Replacing Fear With Faith

    Thanks for the great post, Jerry--full of biblical truth! We join the Lord in His work through ministry...

    -- Will Stevens

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About Jerry

I’ve been involved in the media for over 30 years with experience that spans television, radio and print. But my growing passion over the past decade has become development for non-profit organizations.

I love being a special friend and advisor to dozens of ministry leaders and radio station managers across the country. (I believe Christian radio has only just begun to reach its full potential.)Many non-profit organizations are functioning at a level far below what they could achieve if development were given its proper place in the management process.

My skill set includes development, marketing, strategic planning and leadership development as a certified Ministry Coach..

Before joining Advocace, I served as a development consultant for another firm, and as General Manager for one of the top Christian music stations in the country, and as Donor Marketing Director for WAY-FM Media Group. I also enjoyed raising funds as Director of Development for the University Of South Carolina School Of Law, as well as an active speaker, writer and facilitator.

You can find out more about how I help non-profit organizations and how to contact me here.

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog,

Jerry