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

A steward leader is more than a servant leader

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

In Kent Wilson's 2010 doctoral research for the University of Aberdeen on what makes for a steward leader in nonprofit organizations, a good number of the CEO's he surveyed identified steward leadership as not much different than servant leadership. 

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Topics: process design, process consulting, organizational development, servant leadership, kent wilson, Christian veterinary mission, leadership basics, nonprofit leaders in a for profit world, becoming a steward leader, stewardship, steward leaders, Christian Leadership Alliance, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, steward leadership

The ecumenical network of capital campaign consultants

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

 

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Topics: stewardship, organizational process, capital campaigns, denominations, Ecumenical Stewardship Center, organiational design, steawrdship education, steward leader, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

Musings: fundraising or raising funds?

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Our organizational development firm, Design Group International, lives at the intersection where businesses, non-profits and religious organizations find common ground. The beautiful thing about an intersection is one can then see what is held in common, as well as point of origin and destination–however different they may be.

One area of difference is the raising of funds.

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Topics: organizational development, organizational mission, organizational purpose, religious organizations, support raising, stewardship, steward leader, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International, Whorled Viewz, Fundraising