The Organizational Development Muse

Generosity Education: 3 measurements of effectiveness

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Generosity Education: 3 measurements of effectiveness

Design Group International spends a lot of time with organizations that want to raise financial support. To distinguish between firms like ours a key question is often asked by potential clients: How do we know you are effective? Because of our standing in the industry we are also asked the same question as educators: How can we know that a potential consulting firm is effective?

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, stewardship, Stewardship Development, barbara fullerton, generosity education, stewardship education, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

The release of Teaching a Christian view of money

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

The revised and expanded version of Teaching a Christian View of Money is now available.

The original was a key volume among those produced by The Giving Project, which I led from 1995-2000, and involved a variety of Mennonite, Presbyterian and Uniting church groups before it was over. The original work proposed that seven areas of a congregation's life provided the settings where understandings about generosity could be embedded and effectively passed along. A whole host of resources were included, from worship tools to narrative budgets to outlines for congregational retreats.

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Topics: process consulting, organizational development, stewardship studies, Ecumenical Stewardship Center, steward leaders, barbara fullerton, steward leader, stewardship education, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, organizational design, steward leadership, Teaching a Christian view of money