Seven Reasons Why Volunteer Ministries Fail

Seven Reasons Why Volunteer Ministries Fail by Al Newell Golf great Ben Hogan said that when a person stands over a golf ball, every natural inclination is wrong. For instance, I once swung so hard that the ball lifted two inches straight up and plopped back down in a...

Invest in Recruiting donors or volunteers? A lesson from the NFL.

Invest in Recruiting donors or volunteers? A lesson from the NFL. Invest in Recruiting Donors or Volunteers? What every Christian leader should know: A lesson from the NFL. by Al Newell To approach the topic of whether an organization should invest in strategies to...

Volunteers and technology: Accelerate or Incinerate?

Volunteers and technology: Accelerate or Incinerate? by Al Newell   PAM has become a friend of mine, no not the female name, the famous cooking spray. PAM makes cooking so much easier. I would know since I routinely use it as I cook. Besides crafting beautiful...

This Year I’ll Play Without My Helmet

This Year I’ll Play Without My Helmet As the summer turns, American football is not the only endeavor that kicks off its season. Ministry activity explodes in the fall. Whether to serve the homeless, care for families at our church or love children by collecting...

Do You Have Your 2016 Plan?

Do You Have Your 2021 Plan? by Al Newell It was a hot humid day. The event had ended. I was carrying our equipment to our truck. Given the enormity of the Gaylord hotel property in Nashville, I tried to take it all in one trip. So I slung bags over both shoulders,...

Volunteer Equity? Three ways to build it.

Volunteer Equity? Three ways to build it. What is volunteer equity? Volunteer equity is the value that exists in an organization based on volunteer capital and effectiveness. Volunteer equity is not just the number of volunteers that your organization possesses but...