Yes. It is possible to quantify spiritual maturity in a local church. Every non-profit along with all churches can learn from that answer.
Peering Forward – Some of the trends
What are a few of the changes today that impact the faith-based nonprofit community? Barna Group has a few ideas.
Peering forward – We all need to become armchair futurists
Where our culture is headed and the resulting impact on ministries is the focus of the Winter 2010 issue of Outcomes from Christian Leadership Alliance. Lots of great articles that I’ll talk about a while.
The rate of change around us makes me dizzy.
Outcome measures – Measuring outcomes is difficult
It is easy to measure how much stuff you did. It is very hard to measure what you actually accomplished.
It is easy to count:
Outcome measures – are you just running around in circles?
Are you changing the world or are you just running around in circles? What change is happening because of all your effort? That’s what we mean by outcome measures. Many donors are now asking what are you accomplishing? instead of what are you doing?
What is the difference?
How do you present complex data? Look at these visualizations
Check out how to present multiple pieces of data from every country on the planet over a 40 year trend in such a way that anyone can get your point. Professor Hans Rosling has a way of showing extremely complicated data so you can get the idea in a few minutes.
Tips on how to avoid e-mail disasters
Great article on tips to avoid email disasters along with a few horror stories to show why awareness is needed. Very short read. (more…)
Ulvog CPA is available for Peer Review
I have completed the course work and am now available to provide Peer Review to CPA firms. Please see my other blog, www.attestationupdate.com for more details.
New blog – attestationupdate.com
I started a new blog today, Attestation Update, www.attestationupdate.com. It will provide news and updates to the CPA community on audits, reviews, and compilations. Some posts are only at the new site and some attestation posts will be left here. In the future, posts that are focused more on the CPA community will be at the new site.
Why make this change? I realized there are very two distinct audiences for my writing: the non-profit community and CPAs. While there is a lot of overlap, particularly with the CPA firms in Southern California with whom I count as friends at the same time as competitors, the interests are very different. Thus, two blogs. This will allow for more focused attention by time constrained readers. Enjoy them both!
Everyone knows the days of working for one or two companies for your entire career are gone and will never return. That is even more true in the audit world. As a result, every one of us needs to take ownership of our personal brand (our reputation, our presence in social media, our career) and manage it. (more…)