Have you heard or even uttered the phrase, “I didn’t learn how to do that in seminary!?” Have you wondered “What does it even mean to draft practices for financial management oversight in a way that is faithful and theologically sound?”
We have been listening to creative colleagues and graduates and thinking hard about how the skills of nonprofit management are needed in the church, but also in need of adaptation for faithful use in the church context rather than the marketplace. So, we are gathering nine leaders to lead a virtual three-part Faith-based Nonprofit Workshop Series for creative leaders via Zoom.
Covering topics like human resources for staff and volunteers, theologically-grounded funds development, and responsible community engagement, we are hoping to get at the day-to-day skills that are informed by but not necessarily covered in theology courses, and are perhaps best learned alongside practice once you are in the midst of the work. Participants will receive a survey prior to the training so that their particular questions and contexts can be addressed, and the learning will be collaborative rather than in webinar format.