I have a big announcement! I’ll be changing jobs this August to teach accounting at Dakota Wesleyan University. In this post, I share what I’ll miss most and least about working for the Dakotas UMC. The video also gives some ideas of what to expect going forward.
It is surprising to me how many churches are trusting in their institutional memory when it comes to donor restrictions. If your church is doing this, there will be a day when someone challenges that memory. Do you have the donor restriction in writing? What if you lost the actual written donor restriction?
This is pretty nerdy, but few things motivate me more than a good-looking spreadsheet. In fact, I created two spreadsheets (linked in the post) that helped me lose weight and catch up on email. If a spreadsheet has great formatting, I’m more likely to keep it up to date as well as look at it closely. For me, Conditional Formatting has been a blessing in making it easy to make my spreadsheets more attractive and informative.
Have you ever heard of 4DX (Four Disciplines of Execution)? This was new to me. The Franklin Covey group puts it out (think 7 Habits of Highly Effective People). Just as I was learning about 4DX, I also started my New Year’s Resolution of losing some weight. When I accidentally used 4DX to lose weight, I became a believer.