Tag Archives: Professionalization

Church is for Amateurs: A Call for “Fourth Order” Christians Like You to Plant–and Lead–a Lay Church, and a Guide on How To Do It

Church is for amateurs. Oddly, that’s a lesson I learned courtesy of North Korea and its ruthless dictator, Kim Jong Il—who is perhaps the most violent and merciless persecutor of Christians in human history. You see, my wife and I … Continue reading

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Storytelling in Fundraising: When Your Donor Responds with These Five Simple Words, You’ve Succeeded

Books and articles on storytelling and narrative in fundraising are proliferating nearly as quickly as bad storytelling and narrative in fundraising (could there be a connection?). In an effort to bring some rule-of-thumb type clarity to an increasingly foggy subject, … Continue reading

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A Signature Anti-Participation Project? A Review of “A Day Without Dignity”

April 5 witnessed the first anti-participation project we can recall, Good Intentions Blog’s A Day Without Dignity: A Day Without Dignity is a counter-campaign to TOMS Shoes A Day Without Shoes “awareness raising campaign” (commerial). On or around April 5th – … Continue reading

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