Underground Fire book is on Kindle

Underground Fire Is Available On Amazon
Paperback and Kindle Versions 


If you are a leader of an effective faith-based nonprofit corporation, it’s just a matter of time before you encounter the spirit that wants to take you out, divide your organization and undermine your personal mission.

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A Note From the Author

An organizational underground fire can occur when unresolved interpersonal conflicts between well meaning people become fueled by a hyper-spiritual critical spirit that surges into a raging fire attempting to consume everything good about the organization.

Most of the time, the primary target of an underground fire is the character of the organization’s leader.

I have seen organizational underground fires start a slow internal melt down that suddenly explodes into a public relations nightmare. Organizational melt downs have the  power to ultimately force the closure of good organizations, leaving behind a wide wake of destroyed reputations and careers.

I wrote Underground Fire because I’ve worked with hundreds of leaders who have experienced the an underground fire in their organization. I have to say, that most of these leaders have not only survived an internal meltdown but they have developed a strength that only emerges as a result of extreme pressure and heat.

If you’ve experience an underground fire in your organization you know what I am talking about. It’s personal.

– Beth E. Chase


I’m excited to provide you with these assessment worksheets, but first, I want to say thank you for purchasing Underground Fire. It means a lot to me to be able to come alongside you as you navigate a potential organizational meltdown.

My prayer is that this book helps you identify and survive an underground fire, or better yet, that it helps you prevent an organizational meltdown altogether!

I prepared two worksheets to help you understand the current state of your organization. You can download them via the links below.

Assessment 1 How at-risk is your organization

Assessment 2 Is there already an underground fire smoldering in your organization


Beth E. Chase, author of Underground FireBeth E. Chase, the author of Underground Fire, is the CEO of Chase Advancement Inc, a group dedicated to protecting and advancing nonprofit organizations. She is a strategic alignment, crisis communications, and risk management specialist with over 35 years of experience working with faith-based nonprofit organizations.

Beth and her husband, Craig, live in Wenatchee, Washington and have four adult children and nine grandchildren.