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,

A new stewardship direction: towards out of the box thinking

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

Gary Moore, a long-time friend, offers forward thinking for investors, particularly those with a Christian and ethical persuasion. He recently offered these thoughts on cultivating generosity and agreed to let us post them here. The Omega Plan curriculum  he refers to is also offered through the comprehensive approach to stewardship cultivation, Open Hands Open Hearrts that Design Group International helped to develop.

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Topics: gary moore, stewardship studies, stewardship services, Stewardship Development, stewardship education, stewardism, Mark L. Vincent, Design Group International

5 Questions With ....David Van Winkle of Ministry Financing Group

Posted by Mark L. Vincent

A blog series we love running is the occasional "5 Questions With...."

This time we interview David Van Winkle, a Founder for Ministry Financing Group, a deeply experienced banker specializing in assisting ministry organizations in landing the best financing package possible for new initiatives and facilities. We ask him 5 Questions

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Topics: process consulting, Stewardship Development, Organizational Development. effective nonprofit ma, stewardism, Design Group International, organizational wisdom, 5 Questions With, ministry financing, capital campaign financing, church financing, David Van Winkle

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