NextGen Donors, pt. 2 – Values and the Theory of Change

Last week we discussed the importance of impact especially as GenX and Millenials become a bigger presence in your donor base. Very closely related is this week’s topic – connecting mission and money. First of all – values. GenXers and Millenials are not the value-less hedonists that the stereotypes make them out to be. The […]

Conquering the Skies

We all know the story. Icarus, son of Daedalus, attempts to escape the Mediterranean island of Crete using wings of feather and wax made by his father. Ignoring instructions not to fly too close to the sun, the melting wings send him plunging into death in the sea below. An allegory of pride and excessive […]

In Search of Excellence

“Excellence is the gradual result of always striving to do better.” – Pat Riley Former NBA player and coach Pat Riley knows something about striving for excellence. Just a quick look at his career highlights paints the picture – one of the only University of Kentucky players to make First Team All-SEC twice in his […]

Mission is the Plumbline

As I mentioned two weeks ago, I’m one year into my first experience as a volunteer board member with the United Caring Shelters here in Evansville, Indiana. I’ve served on other boards, but always as a representative of something else – the churches I’ve served primarily. But this time, I sought out and chose the […]