The Anti-Decider

March 6, 2018

I’ll preface this blog by saying it’s a bit of a tough-love message. Learning about the “Anti-Decider” has been a hard lesson for me over the years. And I confess, I still occasionally give my most earnest advice on this subject…followed in some regrettable cases with the kind truth of, “I warned you.” My counsel […]

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Perks of the Job

July 16, 2015

By Danny Maier “I hate asking for money!” That’s the refrain we often hear from volunteers and staff alike, especially at the beginning of a campaign. I even heard it from Dr. Ed Miller of John Hopkins Medical School… someone who raised $2.2 billion during his tenure. If you’ve followed our team over the years, […]

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The Gift of Giving

October 9, 2014

By Bruce Berglund This is the second of a two-part conversation with my friend, Lee Heyward, as part of our What Matters podcast series. (Did you miss the first part? Listen to it now.) In this half of the conversation, Lee reflected on ways to help volunteers grow in their ability to ask for money. (Hint: It starts with challenging […]

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Lessons from a Reluctant Asker

October 3, 2014

By Bruce Berglund Recently, I had a chance to sit down with my former pastor and dear friend, Lee Heyward, as part of our on-going What Matters podcast conversations. Over the course of my career, I’ve been honored to work with many churches. Our conversation ranged over our history together and what we’ve both learned about […]

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