Author Archives: Dr. Larry Perkins

332. Re-opening Offices Will not be a Return to Normal

Over the past year the Covid-19 pandemic has altered work habits and arrangements in the market-place. Management and staff employed by non-profit Christian charities have experienced considerable dislocation in their work arrangements. These disruptions created many challenges, but human ingenuity, … (read the rest)

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331. A Fresh Look at Leadership Performance Evaluation

Recently BoardSource made available a resource entitled “How to Conduct a Chief Executive Performance Assessment in 10 Steps” (https://boardsource.org/conduct-ceo-performance-assessment/). This organization supports boards and executives involved in the governance and leadership of non-profit organizations. Churches form a specialized group within … (read the rest)

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330. When Policy Confronts an Unforeseen Situation.

I do believe that boards within medium and large-size churches should operate within a policy governance model. This model can also be helpful for boards in smaller churches. However, no matter how carefully a board crafts its policies, it cannot … (read the rest)

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329. Who’s Responsible for Discerning a New, Post-Covid 19 Vision for your Congregation?

For many Christian non-profit organizations and their leaders, including board chairs and board members, the last ten months of pandemic-disrupted operations have generated and continue to generate incredible challenges. Traditional methods of fund-raising can no longer be counted upon to … (read the rest)

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328. Complexity and Communication — Continuing Board Challenges

Church boards and their leaders are encountering new internal and external challenges during this Covid-19 pandemic. Two of these are increasing complexity in decision-making and the need to increase the quality and quantity of their communication. Of course, both of … (read the rest)

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