The Organizational Development Muse

The Steward Leader and the Challenge of Nontraditional Funding

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

The following is a presentation made this past week at the Christian Leadership Alliance's Conference in Dallas, TX. It was part of a summit on Steward Leadership. Portions of what you will find below include input from summit participants.

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Topics: process consulting, Foundations of resource raising, fiscal responsibility, board development, Christian Leadership Alliance, Stewardship Development, steward leader, stewardism, denominational funding, associational systems, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Fiscal Health, Executive Development, Five Stewardship Confusions,

Further thoughts on The Golden Rule and Franchising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

I recently wrote about the Golden Rule and Franchising. A student at Capella University noticed the post in one of the school's LinkedIn pages and wrote a comment.

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Topics: franchising, franchisee, Process consultation and design, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational systems, franchising economics

The Golden Rule and Franchising

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

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Topics: process consulting, franchising, franchisee, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational problem solving, organizational development resources,

But franchising seemed so simple!

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Many folks who get started in some sort of associational arrangement, be it a franchise, chartering a club with a national organization, establishing a congregation connected to a denomination, or simply licensing some intellectual property, do so thinking that pooling resources makes sense.

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Topics: process consulting, franchisee, franchises, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational problem solving, franchising economics

Getting to third with the triple bottom line

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

In all likelihood you are part of an associational system in some aspect of your life.

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Topics: process consulting, franchisee, franchises, denominational funding, associational systems, organizational development muse, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, franchising economics

Associational systems angst

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Associational systems include any organization made up of multiple partners bringing personnel, product/service and money together to make the institution they create. Trade associations, religious denominations and franchised operations serve as examples.

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, franchising, franchisee, associational systems, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design

Post-denominationalism: part deux

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 

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Topics: organizational development, denominations, ELCA, Mennonite Church Canada, PC USA, Lutheran, Episcopalian, Anglican, postdenominationalism, independent congregations, denominational life, apostle's ministry, metanoia, associational systems, nondenominational, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, organizational design