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What's your philosophy on fundraising?

Posted by Kim Stezala on Dec 3, 2014 6:00:00 AM

What’s your philosophy on fundraising?

Last month I had the opportunity to lead a discussion with scholarship providers about board ownership of fundraising.  I presented three approaches or philosophies about fundraising as

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Topics: kim stezala, stezala consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, Design Group International, Fundraising, steward leadership, fundraising philosophy

Resources for boards and decision-making

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Oct 27, 2014 8:00:00 AM

This past Saturday I was privileged to facilitate some training in group decision-making and design for a variety of organizational boards, many of them Christian Care Communities. I tend to call this type of training the Art of Agreement

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Topics: process consulting, board governance, Art of Agreement, board development, Organizational Leadership, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, group process

5 Questions With ....David Van Winkle of Ministry Financing Group

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Oct 1, 2014 6:30:00 AM

A blog series we love running is the occasional "5 Questions With...."

This time we interview David Van Winkle, a Founder for Ministry Financing Group, a deeply experienced banker specializing in assisting ministry organizations in landing the best financing package possible for new initiatives and facilities. We ask him 5 Questions

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Topics: process consulting, Stewardship Development, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, stewardism, Design Group International, organizational wisdom, 5 Questions With, ministry financing, capital campaign financing, church financing, David Van Winkle

10 Leadership Development Initiatives That Work

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 24, 2014 5:30:00 AM

In a recent workshop with Lutheran church leaders from the Chicago area on leadership development, we emphasized the following:

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Topics: process consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, leadership development, Design Group International, organizational development resources, Executive Development, leadership development methods

3 Critical Components of Leadership Development

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 19, 2014 6:00:00 AM

The following repost of Dr. Kent R. Wilson's blog provides insight into why we have partnered to establish a Leader2Leader team in Milwaukee. This material was originally posted in the Christian Leadership Alliance blog, the sponsor of Leader2Leader.

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Topics: process consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, leadership development, peer-based consulting teams, Design Group International, Executive Development, Peer-based advising

Help other leaders lead meetings more effectively. Please!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Mar 5, 2014 5:30:00 AM

I have a tendency to skim over information that seem like territory I've covered before. Just because I've covered it doesn't mean others have, however. I have to keep getting thunked on the side of my head with painful reminders that just because I know something doesn't mean others do. This is particularly true with presiding over and participating in meetings. If I want to stop wasting time in meetings that don't go anywhere, just avoiding them won't be enough. I have to help others--especially colleagues--learn to be more effective. 

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Topics: process consulting, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, leadership development, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, unproductive meetings, leadership coaching, Leading meetings

Baseline Questions: helping you with organizational development and steward leadership

Posted by Mark L. Vincent on Feb 3, 2014 6:30:00 AM

In the December issue of Depth Perceptionwe published a set of baseline questions that are more helpful than the self-centered ones we are more likely to ask when faced with problems to solve, people to manage, and opportunities to embrace.

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Topics: process design, Process Consultation, becoming a steward leader, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, steward leadership, organizational decision making, Depth Perception

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