Yearly Archives: 2011

The strategy of intentional accidents

This entry is part 33 of 36 in the series Sabbatical.

Everyone knows about penicillin’s accidental discovery, but it wasn’t that accidental, and knowing the real story behind the ‘accident’ will add a great tool to your strategic planning toolbox. The truth is that Alexander Fleming was not an absent-minded, messy researcher but a brilliant strategist with habitual practices that made discoveries more likely. By adopting his practices, you will likewise make it more likely that good things will happen to your ministry! More

When to engage a consultant

How many consultants does it take to change a light bulb? No one knows, because they never get past the feasibility study. I’ve had good and bad experiences with consultants and can share with you some suggestions as to when to use them and when to avoid them. The term ‘consultant’… More

Ottawa Considering New Charity Initiatives

Today the Globe & Mail announced that the Government of Canada will be “conducting sweeping overhaul of the way it finances charities and non-profit organizations”. (See article ) (Policies are being considered that could include new initiatives to allow charities and non-profits to raise money through side-businesses and… More

CCCC Legal Defence Fund Update

Re: CCCC Legal Defence Fund As I was preparing a mailing the other day, I needed one of those manila envelopes with “bubble wrap” on the inside. Those plastic air bubbles, which my children loved to pop when they were younger, provided tremendous protection for the books I was sending…. More