Creating a “Homecoming” for an Online University

After working for an online university, a continuing education college, and now pursuing my MBA 100% online, the idea of how you stay connected to alumni came to mind. Specifically, how do you create a connection for alumni of an online university? They have no memories of famous campus landmarks like the old “Oak Tree”…

The essential basics of a successful annual fundraising campaign

From my 15 years of fundraising, listed below are lessons I have learned: Elements of a Successful Campaign FOLLOW THE PLAN Create a Steering Committee of influence and well connected volunteers Volunteer Recruitment–recruit volunteers who in their sphere of influence have people willing to give to your organization simply because this volunteer asked them. Prospect…

Top 7 reasons why I LOVE pursuing my MBA 100% online

I am NOT a university recruiter but I absolutely LOVE pursuing my MBA 100% online and telling others about it. Since I graduated from Samford University in 1996 with my Bachelor of Science degree, I have spent lot of time and money in graduate school (law school, divinity, & business). I have completed 142 graduate…

Why Pastors should pursue an MBA instead of DMin

Why Pastors should pursue an MBA (Master of Business Administration) instead of DMin (Doctorate of Ministry) This article is not for everyone and I am sure many will disagree with my statement.  Not everyone is cut out to pursue additional degrees after the MDiv.  But if one is considering pursuing a DMin, I am addressing…