5 impressive Social Media church leader ideas

Seeing church leaders take advantage of social media tools and engage with people is very exciting.  It allows them to be more approachable and accessible to their audience in a casual and easy to use format. The tools they use are free (for the basic options), equipment can be as basic as one’s iPhone and…

A ministry and a dream . . . deferred

  My dear friend Eric Spivey tells the true story of a minister whose wife sinned and caused the minister to have to resign his church.  I know “Bill” (name changed) very well. Bill’s Story Like the stories of Israel and the disciples, my friend Bill’s story begins with an illusion of normalcy.  As a…

2011 Case study of Coca-Cola

I.  Introduction A. Objective of paper The objective of this paper is to analyze and assess the financial statements and any other supplementary documents of material relevance to the financial performance of a chosen company in order to identify and provide advice on the strengths and weaknesses of the company. This accounting information will be…

The life and times of old camel knees, the Apostle James

INTRODUCTION There are few books quite like James in the entire Bible.  It is a hard hitting, direct and to the point book as well as encouraging and offering hope for the future.  James is a respected leader of the church of Jerusalem and he wants to encourage, challenge, and edify those persecuted Jewish Christians…

Headmasters: Eight ways to win friends and create major donors

  In private schools, there are scores of wealthy parents who love your school but have never invested any more than tuition.  How do you move them from entry-level givers to long-term, committed major donors?  Is there a secret? It is not a secret and it is easier than you think.  Eight ways to win…

The running of Jonah

The narrative of the life of the prophet Jonah is one of the best-remembered stories in all the Bible. Jonah clearly got to see the awesome power of God due to his defiant act of rebellion. The Old Testament reaches one of its highest points of revelation as God is clearly seen in His creation…

TOM’S One for One Business Model: Is it Sustainable for the Future?

Case 4.2 TOM’S One for One Business Model: Is it Sustainable for the Future? DISCUSSION QUESTIONS 4-38 What is TOMS’s target market?  How might this market change in the future? TOMS’s target market is consumers who resonate with TOMS one for one approach and the company’s combined for-profit/philanthropic persona.  This market may change if the…

Better World Books (BWB) Case Study

Better World Books Case Study Introduction Better World Books (BWB) is a feel good story about a dream of college entrepreneurs who wanted to make a different in their community, impact the environment, and create a profitable company providing employment for hundreds of people.  Their dream has been fulfilled and they are growing.  BWB has…

Interview with longtime private school Facilities Manager

Interview with Vernon, former Facilities Director at a faith-based private school (3 years) and large Catholic School (11 years), both in greater Atlanta area.  Vernon recently took a new job with a manufacturing company following 14 years in the private school sector. Main Points: Communicating with the Facilities Manager will make the Admissions Director’s job dramatically easier and…

Case study of the De Beers Diamonds

  Introduction Few names are more famous or notorious in some circles in the diamond business than De Beers.  Few companies in any industry have cornered the global market in their space than De Beers.  Their reputation for bullying and unethical business practices is well documented.  Partnering with brutal regimes to supply their diamonds was…