Crisis Response: Balancing Transparency, Compassion, and Self-Defense

A serious injury or abuse claim is every organization’s nightmare, but one that can become all too real in today’s litigious culture. Fortunately, you can plan ahead for many problems. Come learn and share important principles for responding to crises with compassion and transparency while still defending your organization and maintaining its reputation.

Engaging Older Adults in Your Mission: Understanding and Attracting those 55+

Christ-followers in or approaching retirement age are the largest untapped volunteer base for ministry today. But it’s critical to understand the needs, interests and perspectives of older adults if you want to engage them in your mission. Through a variety of research and resources, this workshop is designed to help you develop better ways of […]

Workplace Culture: Speak it, Craft it, Multiply it

Leaders are 100% responsible for shaping the culture within their organizations, but often times many leaders do not put the time or energy into doing so. Why not? Because it is hard and continuous work. When done well though, a strong culture drives employee morale, lowers turnover, and leads to great outcomes for children and […]

Words Matter: Showing Hope in Our Storytelling

With the ever-changing media landscape amid often-divisive cultural movements, we hold a great responsibility to tether ourselves to words and images that restore hope and healing among the adoption and foster care communities – as well as inspire and educate the larger population. Come learn how to communicate needs in a thoughtfully holistic manner. Be […]

What Can You Learn about Fundraising from Chick-Fil-A?

Chick-fil-A is a leader in customer loyalty and revenue per store. The same business principles can help you achieve loyalty and connection with your donors. Walk away from this session with practical ideas you can apply to improve donor engagement and long-term revenue.

Unleashing Your Board for Greater Effectiveness

An active, informed governing body is not only critical for accountability – it can also contribute immensely to an organization’s effectiveness and impact over time. In this session, we will examine the 10 essential responsibilities of a board, key elements of ensuring strong accountability, and practical counsel for continuous improvement in how your board works […]

The Way Forward for Church & State Partnerships

Let’s be honest – whether you are a social worker, or a member of the faith community, you have at least some reservations about working with “the other side.” Learn from those who have seen great results from these vital partnerships and have lived to tell about it. Hear seasoned veterans talk about initial reservations, […]