Are You a Network Owner or a Network Steward?

Those who step into leadership of an inter-organizational network or partnership assume a high task. Whether serving on a network’s council or steering committee or its leadership team, whatever the terminology, these leaders are called to help God’s people workRead more…

Are You a Network Owner or a Network Steward?

Those who step into leadership of an inter-organizational network or partnership assume a high task. Whether serving on a network’s council or steering committee or its leadership team, whatever the terminology, these leaders are called to help God’s people workRead more…

Partnerships: Scarcity-minded or Abundance-minded?

I am quite drawn to this “Scarcity vs. Abundance Management” chart, which I’ve replicated from a recent Wired Magazine article, on how people environments work differently when they perceive themselves to be working in Scarcity as opposed to Abundance.  Read more…

The Age of Global Giving

A guide to building effective partnerships between donors and funding recipients in the 21st Century.

The United Nations and the Global God

How does the work of the United Nations relate to the work of the Kingdom of God, and vice versa? Do they overlap? Do you have some practical examples to share? Consider these two brief quotes below as a launchingRead more…

Open Sourcing Your Ministry Innovation

When you have a new innovation that you are nurturing one of the gut reactions is to hide it. You don’t want anyone to steal your idea or, even worse, make fun of it! So many times we develop innovationsRead more…

Big K little k – A Look at Kingdom Partnerships

Big K little k what begins with k? How many of you remember that wonderful Dr. Seuss book about the alphabet? It walks through each letter and describes it with a charming mix of rhythm and humorous characters. The bookRead more…

Partnerships: Swarms and Non-Swarms

My main focus is on “swarms”: decentralized networks of all volunteers. This month, the Lausanne Global Conversation is writing about “partnerships.” You might think there would be a natural convergence between the two topics. After all, isn’t a “swarm” aRead more…

Nurturing a Culture of Exchange

Almost a year ago, a Dutch blogger (Joitske Hulsebosch) used a phrase in his blog that has stuck with me, and has proved to be quite useful. He wrote that the bigger challenge in a network or partnership is alwaysRead more…