Build a Proper Climate for Giving

Here is the second installment of a series of articles from Wayne Lynch, Executive Consultant. What is a Proper Climate for Giving?  Definition:  A proper climate for giving is one where God’s people experience the joy of giving because they have been moved by the Holy Spirit and challenged to support the Great Commission. Giving thrives … Continue reading Build a Proper Climate for Giving

How to Successfully Raise Money

Here is the first installment of a series of articles from Wayne Lynch, Executive Consultant. Step One:  Develop a Biblical Philosophy of Raising Money   Definition: Fundraising is a spiritual ministry to assist givers in achieving their full measure of generosity and to experience God’s maximum blessing. God gives access to His financial resources.  The … Continue reading How to Successfully Raise Money

The Complex Reasons for School Shootings

The reasons for school shootings are many and complex. Many people, including some of our politicians, focus on one factor: gun control. The topic of gun control leads and supports their agenda. Yet, there are a wide variety of ongoing reasons and factors for shootings: Guns are many and available to people who don’t need to … Continue reading The Complex Reasons for School Shootings

School Safety Threat Assessment

School Safety Threat Assessment is the first step to making your campus safe and secure. Historically, schools have been designed and built for easy entrance and easy exit. They were never built to protect and guard from an attack. Now, we find ourselves trying to reinforce and defend structures and buildings that were never designed … Continue reading School Safety Threat Assessment

Family-Owned Schools: “Altruistic Behavior” – by Dr. David A. Wells

There are several non-economic factors that distinguish family-owned schools from those with other ownership structures.  Owner values and emotional engagement are two such factors addressed in previous posts.  Another such unique and distinguishing factor is altruistic behavior among family members.  Altruistic behavior among family members, in the literature, is considered to refer to family members’ … Continue reading Family-Owned Schools: “Altruistic Behavior” – by Dr. David A. Wells

Family-Owned Schools: Emotional Engagement – by Dr. David A. Wells

There are several non-economic factors that distinguish family-owned and other privately-owned schools from those with other ownership structures.  Owner values are one such structure addressed in a previous post.  Another such unique and distinguishing factor is strong emotional engagement.  Such schools provide a context in which the family and social group dynamics overlap with those … Continue reading Family-Owned Schools: Emotional Engagement – by Dr. David A. Wells

Family-Owned Schools: Values – by Dr. David A. Wells

There are several non-economic factors that distinguish family-owned schools from those with other ownership structures.  One such unique and distinguishing factor is the “Values” held by school owners.  Values particular to the Founder or the family-owners often permeate the school’s organization and operation.  It is very common that family-owners have a strong desire to infuse … Continue reading Family-Owned Schools: Values – by Dr. David A. Wells