It takes a lot of effort and money to launch a new business. So, when it comes time to assign a name to your company, be sure you take the time to carefully consider just what that moniker will be. The right name isn’t everything, but it...

Managing any kind of organization or business today comes with the responsibility of managing some form of interactive Web presence. The same holds true for nonprofit organizations. Whatever the purpose of your group, and no matter the size, people want to know how your mission...

Have you ever planned a party? If so, you likely learned the importance of timing. You probably checked in advance with potential attendees and helpers. If you got a tentative RSVP from this core group, you greatly increased your chances for a successful party. Now apply...

Getting a new business off the ground is an uphill battle from the get-go. So, anytime you can take advantage of promotional methods that are cheap-cheap-cheap, you can feel a dose of relief. There are plenty of affordable methods of promotion out there, so let’s...

Most pastors and church leaders don’t go into the ministry with much interest in managing money or with any experience in finance.   Unfortunately, this can lead to inattention, which can in turn lead to financial mistakes and mishandlings that cause serious problems with your church.   Money problems...

The evening news is littered with stories about people that raised amazing funds for a neat idea. It might be a movie concept, an invention, or a social cause. But when you hear their story and what they accomplished, you might scratch your head over...

Summer break. What more magical words are there? This is deeply embedded into most adults memories of childhood. The idea of breaking out of the school routine for a couple months, where you can direct your own time and play. Many teachers also vocally count...

No matter what kind of organization you are trying to manage, streamlining communication is an important part of keeping a group united. In the case of churches, community organization and interaction are of the utmost importance. Frequently operating as community centers on top of places...

Those of us working in church communities often think that marketing and branding isn’t for us, or that it’s more of a distraction from our real mission to serve others. After all, aren’t things like “brand development” more for for-profit companies? Sure, the idea of...

As the weather warms up, you have a whole new set of opportunities to reach out to the community and bring people together for church fundraising. Take advantage of spring and summer weather and holidays and try some of these fundraising ideas.   Easter Egg Hunt Easter Egg...