GOD, the Lord, is my strength:
he makes my feet like the feet of a deer,
and makes me tread upon the heights.
– Habakkuk 3:19 (NRSV) Many years ago, I served as a missionary in Thailand. My first assignment involved working with a parish within a leper community. No matter how many years pass, I will never forget the examples of courage and hope that I found among those whose lives had been forever changed by that terrible disease. One of my most indelible memories was hearin
I hear this question routinely from heads of organizations, board members, and development directors. Building capacity and encouraging long-term growth and sustainability are critical to fulfilling mission for any organization. The question then becomes, as an organization, are we poised for growth? Three major time periods in the life of an organization present the greatest opportunity: Change in leadership Anticipation of an increased fundraising effort A period of relativ