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    STEP UP YOUR GAME

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Oct. 2, 2018

    It was day two of the Global Leadership Summit and the first speaker of the day was Rasmus Ankersen, a young soccer team owner from the Netherlands. Our expectations weren’t high. What could he have to teach us about leadership or how to help our clients succeed?

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    Topics: Leadership, Rasmus Ankersen, Nonprofit Management

    BE A LEADER, NOT A LID

    Posted by Jon Simons on Sep. 20, 2018

    Speaking at the Global Leadership Summit this summer, Craig Groeschel, co-founder and senior pastor of Life Church summarized the need for (and power of) delegation with one challenging statement: “Don’t become the lid to your organization.”

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    Topics: Leadership

    GUTSY NOMINATING COMMITTEES

    Posted by Mike Bussey on Apr. 17, 2018

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. Today Mike explains the power of a gutsy nominating committee.

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer, Board Development, Volunteer Appreciation

    UNINTENDED VOLUNTEERS

    Posted by Peggy Vinson on Apr. 13, 2018

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. Today Peggy tells a story of how one gentleman became an “unintended volunteer.”

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer, Volunteer Appreciation

    RELUCTANT LEADERS

    Posted by Thom Peters on Apr. 11, 2018

    April is National Volunteer Month. Over the next few weeks the Donor By Design Team will be reflecting on the impact volunteers have on our communities and our world. The series begins with Thom reflecting on the qualities of “reluctant leaders.”

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    Topics: Leadership, Volunteer, Volunteer Appreciation

    THE COSTS OF CHANGE

    Posted by Jan Brogdon on Oct. 17, 2017
    Sometimes we’re fractured by the choices we make; sometimes we’re shattered by things we would never have chosen. But our brokenness is also the source of our common humanity, the basis for our shared search for comfort, meaning, and healing. Our shared vulnerability and imperfection nurtures and sustains our capacity for compassion.
    ― Bryan Stevenson

    A couple of my DBD colleagues have shared their experiences from this past August’s Global Leadership Summit. I too have been inspired from an extraordinary leader who is making significant impact through his work.

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    Topics: Leadership, Bryan Stevenson, Change, Justice

    AT THE END OF YOUR ROPE

    Posted by Jon Simons on Oct. 11, 2017

    As a consulting firm focused on fund development, we field calls daily from organizations seeking advice and counsel on how to raise money for lots of reasons: annual sustaining, endowment, disaster relief, education and awareness, and of course capital campaigns.

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    Topics: Leadership, Campaign Leadership

    IF YOU ARE, I AM

    Posted by Jason Fry on Aug. 22, 2017

    Each August, the Donor By Design team meets in Chicago to participate in the Willow Creek Association Global Leadership Summit (GLS). Being the new guy at DBD, this was my first experience and I was blown away.

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    Topics: Leadership, Leadership Development

    BEING INTENTIONAL ABOUT BOARD DEVELOPMENT

    Posted by Robin Jordan on Aug. 17, 2017

    As non-profit leader I learned to use summer as an opportunity to connect with volunteers and start my board development strategies. Over the years, I developed a proficient and intentional method that improved my efforts, year after year, in building a stronger group of volunteers.

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    Topics: Leadership, Board Development, Big L Leaders

    AUGUST CHALLENGE

    Posted by Bruce Berglund on Aug. 2, 2017

    A couple of weeks ago, I took a long hike. I shut off my phone, music, texts and just enjoyed the varied scenery and wildlife that crossed my path. As I turned a corner I saw two trees standing majestically side by side.

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    Topics: Leadership, Renewal

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