Summer 2013

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Lessons from a crisis

In Trust interim president G. Douglass Lewis enumerates the lessons all theological school leaders can learn from one seminary that faced down a financial crisis.
Issue: Summer 2013
Topic(s): Financial health (institutional)
Department: From the president's desk
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Board members and the art of saying thanks

Board members have two crucial roles to play in seminary fundraising: Augmenting the development office's information about current and former donors, and call donors to thank them.
Issue: Summer 2013
Topic(s): Board recruitment & orientation , Fundraising
Department: Interview
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Teach the governance you want
Orienting new board members about the “governance triad”

Orienting new board members about the “governance triad”
Issue: Summer 2013
Topic(s): Board recruitment & orientation , Governance wise practices , Shared governance
Department: Tool box
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Intercultural competence: Not just for missionaries anymore

Intercultural competence is one of the best measures of spiritual maturity, say Bethel Seminary researchers who have been using a tool called the Intercultural Development Inventory
Issue: Summer 2013
Topic(s): Diversity, equality, inclusion
Department: Field notes
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Explorers in a foreign land
When MBAs join a nonprofit board

A review of Joining a Nonprofit Board: What You Need to Know by Marc J. Epstein and F. Warren McFarlan. Plus: an interview with co-author Marc J. Epstein.
Issue: Summer 2013
Topic(s): Board recruitment & orientation
Department: Books
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Extra oxygen for your 20-mile march
With an array of new metaphors, Jim Collins reveals findings about businesses that thrive in chaotic times

A review of Great by Choice: Uncertainty, Chaos, and Luck -- Why Some Thrive Despite Them All by Jim Collins and Morten T. Hansen
Issue: Summer 2013
Topic(s): Administration
Department: Books
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