Outcomes Conference




Track: Executive Leadership (14)

  1. Megatrends that Will Change the World

In this perennial Outcomes favorite, Robert shares the latest data revealing key megatrends that will shape the future. Develop a high-level view of how God is working around the world, and adjust your strategy today. Outcomes: 1) Identify the key megatrends that will redefine the world over the next decade, 2) Understand the impact megatrends will have on ministry work, and 3) Evaluate how your ministry’s strategic initiatives need to adjust in order to be relevant in the future.

Robert Yi, Managing Partner, Ten Talents Partners


  1. Build a Flourishing Workplace Culture

Many organizations spin their wheels in work cultures filled with toxicity, dysfunction, conflict and fear. Unengaged employees drag down productivity, and ineffective management undermines morale. Based on the new book, Road To Flourishing; Eight Keys to Boost Employee Engagement and Well-Being, discover the eight key drivers for building flourishing workplace cultures. Outcomes: 1) Discover keys to a flourishing workplace culture, 2) Determine the health of your current workplace, and 3) Develop and grow your workplace culture.

Al Lopus, CEO and Cofounder, Best Christian Workplaces Institute


  1. Resilient Leadership

Come explore the three practices of Resilient Leadership, and build team belonging. Outcomes: 1) Embrace hope in the face of constant change and disruption, through biblical self-awareness, dependence on community, and a focus of servant leadership, 2) Evaluate one’s leadership based on the three pillars of Resilient Leadership, assessing one’s center, the engagement of one’s team, and your capacity to deliver value for external stakeholders, and 3) Create an action items list based on the results of this assessment.

Dr. Chip Roper, President, The VOCA Center


  1. Building Highly Accountable Organizations

Despite their best efforts, Christian ministries often struggle to expect high levels of accountability for results throughout the organization. Overcoming the barriers to creating an accountable organization will unleash opportunities for growth and renew an appropriate focus on results. Outcomes: 1) Recognize and overcome common barriers to accountability in Christian ministries, 2) Be able to introduce high levels of accountability without destroying culture or morale, and 3) Develop simple tools to track your ministry’s progress against goals and objectives.

Michael Gunnin, Chief Growth Officer, Walk Thru the Bible


  1. Adaptive Leadership: Into Uncharted Territory

Healthy people adapt. In our rapidly changing landscape, servant leaders must embrace higher levels of discomfort with personal and organizational adaptation. Let’s explore key elements, skills needed, and lessons learned by adaptive leaders. Outcomes: 1) Define three elements of adaptive leadership: observing, interpreting, and designing appropriate interventions, 2) Know the “why’s” behind the need to be curious and promote organizational exploration, and 3) Apply 5 lessons: Mission First, Learning, Loss, Navigating Competing Values, and Dealing with Sabotage.

Dr. Ken Cochrum, Executive Vice President – Field Ministries, East-West


  1. Cultivating Communities of Belonging

Be equipped as nonprofit leaders with skills to cultivate communities of belonging amongst team members of various ages, genders and ethnicities. Outcomes: 1) Increase personal and organizational awareness, uncover blind spots, and develop empathic practices for increasing cohesion, 2) Increase understanding of organizational culture and learn strategies for making adjustments, and 3) Determine guideposts for leadership and culture, while increasing leadership vision for direction and next steps.

Nicole Pertillar, Doctoral Student, Regent University


  1. Building a Culture of Spiritually Attuned Leadership

Through hands on practice and guidance, this workshop will help you and your team tap into more of God’s wisdom, peace and courage to discern the path forward in your daily work. Outcomes: 1) Gain wisdom to help build a team culture of spiritual attunement, belonging, trust and empowerment, 2) Learn an attunement exercise to help you discern the path forward for specific situations, and 3) Practice facilitating this exercise for others, learning to empower versus problem solve for others.

Tracy Mathews, Executive Director, Attune to Grow, Inc.


  1. Developing Cultural Intelligence & Diversity in your Organization

This workshop will help you develop a strategy to increase diversity in your organization and grow the cultural intelligence of staff. We will cover common barriers, managing change and assessing outcomes related to diversity. Outcomes: 1) Identify trends driving the need for increased diversity and common barriers, 2) Apply cross-cultural leadership lessons to expand the cultural intelligence of yourself and others, and 3) Develop a plan, including outcome measures, to increase your organizational diversity.

Dr. Andrew Sears, President, City Vision University


  1. Essentials of Rapidly Growing Nonprofits

Explore the six essentials for rapidly growing nonprofits: 1) Dynamic leadership, 2) Clear vision, 3) A mission donors can relate to/support, 4) Followers who support the mission, vision, and leader, 5) Resources for growth, and 6) The will to employ those resources. Outcomes: 1) Apply insights from case studies on each element, 2) Come away with practical, relevant and actionable principles, and 3) Recognize how these elements highlight God at work and help leaders/stakeholders know they belong.

Shelley Cochrane, CCNL, Vice President, Strategic Partnerships, and Graham Shaw, COO, Douglas Shaw & Associates


  1. Leadership Coaching that Drives Results

Leadership behaviors create healthy and unhealthy cultures. And culture is the #1 driver of organizational performance. This workshop provides a roadmap to evaluate leaders and ensure they are growing in effectiveness via coaching. Outcomes: 1) Articulate the link between leadership, culture and results, 2) Understand key principles to create a culture that encourages and promotes learning leaders, and 3) Utilize a simple approach to help leaders establish new, healthy, leadership habits.

Jay Bransford, President and COO, Best Christian Workplaces Institute


  1. The Power of Moments

Moments matter. Are you paying attention to the moments God puts before you? We will focus on three important moments for every leader: identity, storytelling and generosity. Outcomes: 1) Answer the critical question, “Do I trust who I am in Christ?” 2) Learn to look and listen for moments that can improve your storytelling, and 3) Discover the “thunder of generosity” and how you can lead others to it.

Steen Hudson, President, The Hudson Company and Craig Thompson, Director, Rockside Ranch


  1. Leading Through Critical Inflection Points

Christian organizations are going through constant change. When your organization hits a critical juncture, be it a founder transition, leadership gap, operational roadblock or financial challenges, are you equipped to effective identify the root cause and effectively lead through that transition? Outcomes: 1) Identify critical inflection points and root cause issues, 2) Develop strategies that will produce desired outcomes, and 3) Effectively lead your team in times of transition and crisis.

Steve Maegdlin, Founder and CEO, and Sarah Maegdlin, Project and Client Manager, Executive Advisory Partners


  1. How We Work Isn’t Working

With the growth of remote and hybrid work, leaders need to adopt new solutions to ensure teams thrive. Learn five principles to help your organization rethink expectations, workflows, and systems for the future of work. Outcomes: 1) Evaluate how to elevate your talent optimization strategy and create a culture of continuous learning, 2) Determine how to measure outcomes, not activity, and 3) Assess and implement technology for asynchronous work.

Fran Brown, Managing Partner, and Stan Reiff, Partner, Professional Practice Leader – Consulting, CapinCrouse LLP


  1. Conflict Resolution:  The Church in an Age of Change

This workshop will examine ways local organizations and congregations can serve their communities more effectively by convening and leading the process of conflict resolution. Scriptural guidance will be featured, and best practices will be drawn from successful conflict resolution efforts across the country. Outcomes: 1) Know the Scriptural principles behind conflict resolution, 2) Identify best practices based upon successful efforts across the country, and 3) Articulate means by which local organizations can become involved in conflict resolution.

Commissioner Kenneth Hodder, National Commander, and Commissioner Jolene Hodder, National Secretary for Program, The Salvation Army, US




Track: Personal Leadership (11)

15. Emotional Intelligence for Kingdom Impact

Jesus was the master of emotional intelligence before it became a popular concept in leadership, sales, and psychology. Discover how to better leverage who you are by applying the emotional intelligence lessons of Jesus. Outcomes: 1) Heighten awareness of the four areas of emotional intelligence and how Jesus leveraged them, 2) Recognize the benefits of developing one’s emotional intelligence, and 3) Apply a framework for personal and professional improvement for participants and their teams.

Rich Cummins, President/CEO, Lead Like Jesus, and Lauren E. Miller, Executive Development Consultant, “Edge God In” Podcast host, Board Member, Lead Like Jesus


16. Establishing Personal Structures to Thrive

We constantly ask ourselves and our team to do more with less. That includes time, financial resources, or even interaction. This session will consider how we can personally develop structures allowing us to do more. Outcomes: 1) Clarify the variety of roles that make you who you are, 2) Apply different methods for getting the most from your time, and 3) Be able to prioritize competing demands and set expectations for yourselves and others.

Vonna Laue, CCNL, Financial and Operational Consultant


  1. My Identity = My Leadership

Today leaders must have an identity rooted in Christ to know they belong in their position to strengthen the identity and belonging of others. (Matt. 22:39) Outcomes: 1) Recognize the importance of evaluating identity, and loving oneself, to believe you belong. (Prov. 19:8), 2) Evaluate subconscious actions rooted in identity to see if they are helping or hurting others. (Luke 6:31), and 3) Take intentional measures to build other’s identities through God’s love, so they belong. (1 Thess. 5:7)

Dr. Kayon Cameron, Digital Content Project Manager, FamilyLife


  1. Becoming a Leader of Influence

Leaders of Influence create a culture of engaged, empowered team members who excel in their organizations. This session will give you the three keys of leading a team that belongs and succeeds together. Outcomes: 1) Discover the three daily disciplines to becoming a leader of influence, 2) Recognize that success comes only through a team that feels they belong to the mission, and 3) Create a simple, biblically based personal development plan you can begin today.

Lauren Vanaman, CCNL, Executive Director, Banning Leadership Foundation


  1. Resilience in Reality

Setbacks, disappointments, and failures are part of life for the Christian leader. Grieving losses, forgiving ourselves, and moving on are necessary leadership skills. Practicing biblical resilience within reality is needed when leading in difficult circumstances. Outcomes: 1) Define characteristics of resilience and explore biblical examples, 2) Identify the mindset and skills needed to build biblical resilience, and 3) Discuss a case study in resilience and apply principles to your current reality.

Ginger Hill, Christian Wellness Speaker, Coach & Consultant, Good Health for Good Works


  1. Increasing Influence by Leading Small

Thriving leaders often share a common understanding. They trust who God says they are and build trust with a few. As culture focuses on size, transformational leaders understand the keys to spending more time with fewer people for greater impact. Outcomes: 1) Increase impact through intentional discipleship, 2) Apply methodologies and best practices for small group discipleship environments, and 3) Know the what, why, and the how of the original good news, as experienced through carefully crafted small group experiences.

Robby Angle, President, and Dr. Bruce McNicol, President Emeritus, Trueface


  1. Solid Soft Skills, Solid Leader

The greatest skills in leadership aren’t hard anymore… they’re soft! Self-awareness and emotional intelligence are critical for successful and healthy leadership. Outcomes: 1) Leaders: Know critical soft skills every leader should demonstrate. Organizations: Know critical soft skills every organization should seek, 2) Leaders: Recognize how soft skills translate in your context. Organizations: Know what’s most needed in your context, and 3) Leaders: Recognize how soft skills impact my team. Organizations: Recognize how soft skills impact hiring.

Brooke Hodnefield, VP of Nonprofit Staffing and Coaching, and Toni McEwan, Associate of Nonprofit Staffing and Coaching, Slingshot Group


  1. Life Together: What does it mean to belong?

What does it mean to belong? What comes to mind when you think of “community?” It may bring images of wonderful gatherings, and deep friendly conversations, Yet, sometimes, community is reflected differently. Outcomes: 1) Define for you what it means to belong. What makes a community safe for you?, 2) Identify biblical principles for personal growth in community, and what to know before committing to a community, and 3) Define important steps to consider when joining a new community.

Dr. Peggy Banks, Global Director, TWR Women of Hope


  1. Mastering You

What is biblical leadership? In this workshop we will examine “mastering you,” a key to belonging as a leader. We’ll do so by exploring how to master your goals, your habits, your emotions, and your mind. Outcomes: 1) Mastering You: Apply insights to master your habits, 2) Mastering You: Apply insights to master your goals, and 3) Mastering You: Apply insights to master your emotions.

Vicki Harris, Sr. Vice President, Global Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Our Daily Bread Ministries


  1. Leading from Joy

Make the great exchange: let go of burden, exhaustion, isolation, fear and anxiety, and lead yourself and others with confidence, peace, connection, abundance and joy. Outcomes: 1) Recognize the absence and vital need for joy in leadership and life, 2) Receive practical tools to lead from joy through the joyful leader’s core values, and 3) Discover Jesus, the joyful leader.

Season Bowers, Pastor, SeasonBowers.com


  1. Self-Stewardship for Better Impact

Our physical, mental and emotional health influences our ability to lead and make impact. Based on ongoing research, learn practical ways to improve in all areas. Outcomes: 1) To assess the leader’s current state of personal health, 2) To give practical steps to improve physical, mental and emotional health, and 3) To show how personal health is a stewardship to our calling and leadership.

Greg Darley, CEO, Stewardship of YOU



Track: Board Governance (7) 

  1. Top 10 Critical Board Policies

What corporate policies should your board have in place? The type of organization you are in, and the legal/regulatory landscape and governance best practices drive what’s most important. We’ll review the top 10. Outcomes: 1) Review and apply a risk framework for boards including role of policies to mitigate risk, 2) Identify the top 10 policies a board should have in place, and 3) Identify resources for policy development and implementation.

Caryn Ryan, Managing Member, and Tim Unger, Vice President of Human Resources, Missionwell, LLC


  1. Unleashing Your Board for Greater Effectiveness

The importance of an active, informed governing body cannot be overemphasized. In this session we will be discussing the importance of helping boards maintain and obtain a governing body that enhances accountability and can unleash the ministry for greater effectiveness. Outcomes: 1) Discuss 10 Essential Governing Responsibilities for every board, 2) Keep the focus on Christ-Centered Governance, and 3) Recruit board members for greater effectiveness.

Michael Martin, President, and Jake Lapp, Vice President of Member Accountability, ECFA


  1. Multidisciplinary Boards

Just as the body of Christ has many parts with unique gifts, so also should an effective board involve a collection of varied skills, experiences and knowledge. Outcomes: 1) Identify areas where multidisciplinary accountability can prevent blind spots and minimize risks, 2) Integrate strategic and financial talents to foster cross-functional leadership, and 3) Explore methods for building a pipeline of diverse talents and experiences to facilitate board recruiting.

Melodi Bunting, Senior Manager, Wegner CPAs


  1. Difficult Strategic Boardroom Conversations

Which behaviors ‘belong’ and which are out of place in the boardroom? Discover how to equip your governance team to engage constructively. Learn to navigate these potentially treacherous waters with clarity and courage. Outcomes: 1) Do I belong? Discern the qualities needed in the boardroom, 2) Does this topic belong? Apply insights on which subjects to avoid discussing, and 3) How will we decide? Recognize that the way we decide is more crucial than what we decide.

Kent Stroman, President, Stroman & Associates


  1. Four Years Remaining

The Board/CEO relationship changes when succession and transition loom. Some engage too early or inappropriately. Others fail to engage at all. This workshop, pointing to the CLA Maestro-level leader initiative, lays out guiding guardrails. Outcomes: 1) Recognizing what it means to govern where succession and transition are concerned, 2) Development of a succession/transition map from the board perspective, and 3) Identification of a possible next step.

Dr. Mark L. Vincent, Founder, Maestro-Level Leaders/Design Group International


  1. Maximizing Board Effectiveness

Far too many boards are ineffective. Far too many board members are unsure about their role. But every board needs to improve. This workshop will cover the three main types of boards and how each can become more effective. Outcomes: 1) Determine which type of board yours is, 2) Discover how to help your board to become more effective, and 3) Collect best practices you can apply immediately.

Dr. James Galvin, President, Galvin & Associates, Inc.


  1. Engaging the Board in its Fundraising Role

Why aren’t board members more involved in fundraising? We will answer this question and introduce the five steps that will help you engage your board members and equip them to be allies in your development work. Outcomes: 1) Assess the level and effectiveness of your board’s fundraising engagement, 2) Identify the keys to greater board engagement and support of your development work, and 3) Create next steps to engage your board for greater fundraising success.

Dr. Scott Rodin, Senior Consultant and Chief Strategy Officer, and Brad Layland, President, The FOCUS Group



Track: Resource Development (14) 

33. Beginning a Mid-Level Program

Mid-level donors serve as pipeline connectors between general and major giving, and represent opportunity in their own right. Using efficient personalization and prioritization, mid-level programs yield some of the greatest ROI within a philanthropic program. Outcomes: 1) Know how to make the case for a mid-level program and launch it, 2) Be able to identify your monthly giving prospects, and 3) Discover what metrics to track, and why, for program efficacy.

Rebecca Gregory-Segovia, Executive Vice President, and Stephen Asare, Senior Manager of Donor Appreciation, Donor Development and Channel Strategy, GivingDNA, a Pursuant company


34. Tame Your Donor Data Dragons

To improve your fundraising in 2022, you must tame your Customer Relationship Management (CRM) and leverage your data. This session will provide tools and processes you need to immediately improve your ministry’s data and boost your fundraising. Outcomes: 1) Assess your ministry’s current (or potentially new) data tools, 2) Discover best practice strategies & tools available to help you improve your organization’s data, and 3) Unleash the power of your data though improved metrics, reporting, segmentation, and donor/prospect research.

Jonathan Helder, Consultant, The Timothy Group


35. Latest Trends in Major Donor Engagement

How are major donors engaging with ministries in this new environment? This session will reveal the latest giving trends and feature candid insights from leading philanthropist Andrew Covington, President of Ashley Furniture Homestore. Outcomes: 1) Understand the latest trends in major donor giving, 2) Gain insight into the perspective of philanthropists in today’s environment, and 3) Apply key principles of major donor engagement.

Bob Westfall, Founder & CEO, Westfall Gold and Andrew Covington, President, Ashley Furniture HomeStore


36. Grow Your Sustainer Donor Program

Learn how to improve your monthly giving program’s brand, acquire more monthly donors, and create an experience that retains more donors. Outcomes: 1) Audit your monthly donor program’s brand and product, 2) Learn how to acquire more monthly donors, and 3) Create a communications series that wows donors and reduces attrition.

Jeremy Reis, Senior Director of Marketing, World Concern


37. Donor Advised Funds: The Future of Giving

Donor advised funds (DAFs) are a rapidly-growing giving tool. As donors flock to DAFs, organizations should be equipped to offer them before it is too late. This session will educate organizations on the basics of DAFs. Outcomes: 1) Ascertain the market opportunity of donor advised funds, 2) Become conversant in donor advised fund mechanics, and 3) Understand how to set up a donor advised fund program and sell DAFs to donors.

Winters Richwine, Chief Operating Officer, Cornerstone Management


38. Unleash The Power of Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

People yearn to “belong.” To grow an abundance of major giving, donors must feel they are part of a common-cause community achieving meaningful purpose. Do this well and you will see unparalleled generosity. Outcomes: 1) Understand the different dimensions of donor relationships and why peer-to-peer fundraising is so powerful, 2) Know how to utilize donor giving circles to maximize peer-to-peer fundraising with strategic purpose, and 3) Apply insights from nonprofits that are optimizing board member involvement in peer-to-peer fundraising.

Derric Bakker, President, DickersonBakker


39. Creating Deeper Connection Through Multi-Channel

Stewarding donors on multiple channels is critical to increase retention and build life-long donor relationships. We will unpack data and best practices from “The State of Multi-Channel Fundraising study” conducted by NextAfter and Virtuous. Outcomes: 1) Discern how organizations use direct mail for online donors, and email to cultivate offline donors, 2) Digest the best ways to use multi-channel communications to engage supporters and grow revenue, and 3) Be able to plan and run a successful multi-channel fundraising campaign.

Noah Barnett, Chief Marketing Officer, Virtuous


40. Nehemiah – A Major Donor Story

Nehemiah asked his major donor for help to rebuild the wall around Jerusalem. You can use the same principles today to effectively tell your story and encourage your major donors to partner with you! Outcomes: 1) Learn how to identify, cultivate, and solicit key donors with a six-step moves management strategy, 2) Discover the critical elements to share in your case statement, and 3) Overcome the FUD factor (fear, uncertainty, and doubt) when asking for a gift.

Pat McLaughlin, President/Founder, The Timothy Group


41. Diversifying the Face of Philanthropy

The fabric of American society is changing. What are the common threads and cultural differences essential in diversifying your donor base? Learn the trends, motivations and preferences essential in creating synergy with this multiethnic shift. Outcomes: 1) Compare and contrast African-American, Hispanic, and Asian philanthropic trends, motivations and giving preferences, 2) Increase fundraising capacity by enhancing cultural intelligence in attracting, retaining and growing ethnic donors, and 3) Cultivate cultural competence in ensuring underrepresented donors feel integral and that they belong.

Michael Brown, Associate Director of Philanthropic Services, North American Division of Seventh-day Adventists


42. Next Level Generosity

Show donors the next level in their generosity. Help them discover transformational gifts that make an impact. Help them steward all that God has entrusted to them – assets outside of cash – for kingdom purposes. Outcomes: 1) Understand a major donor’s concerns, 2) Gain insights to identify opportunities to expand generosity, and 3) Gain tools to equip valuable donor conversations.

Kristin Hammett, Director of Ministry Services, The Signatry


43. Essential Elements of a Winning Campaign

We all know about campaigns but questions persist: do we have a compelling reason for a campaign? Is our internal team up to it? How about our Board? Our CEO? Most important, our financial partners? Outcomes: 1) A clear self-assessment of internal readiness for a campaign, 2) Confidence in the 15 Key Elements of every successful campaign, and 3) Strategies to fully engage the whole organization in a campaign: CEO, Board, development team, staff, and most important, financial partners.

Dr. R. Mark Dillon, Total Advancement Solutions, Generis Partners


44. Relational Advocacy: Communicating Our Cause

We’ll share a paradigm called relational advocacy that has been central in building our organization. This model utilizes personal connection to advocate for our mission and bring others on board. Outcomes: 1) Define relational advocacy (including biblical examples) and differentiate it from other types of advocacy, 2) Hear specific examples of how relational advocacy plays out within an organization, and 3) Consider ways it can be implemented within your organization to reach volunteers, donors and supporters.

Tiffany Everett, Vice President for Development, For The Children


45. Key Pillars of Capacity Building for Organizational Success

Join us to explore the key pillars of capacity building. We will discuss stakeholder interviews (learn what your donors really think), database diagnosis and segmentation (including wealth screening), communications, and governance (board measurement, board recruitment, and managing board expectations). Outcomes: 1) Be able to segment your database to maximize fundraising revenue, 2) Maximize your board’s effectiveness and evaluate performance, and 3) Implement great ideas for marketing your nonprofit organization that will increase fundraising revenue.

Paul Dunne, Senior Vice President, Catapult Fundraising


46. Fundraising that Never Sleeps

Our world is digitally connected. A marketing calendar based on direct mail and email campaigns will no longer engage your donors fully. Your donors are always online. Your fundraising efforts should be too. Outcomes: 1) Discern the value of a digital strategy that is not fully coupled to offline efforts, 2) See how a modern digital strategy will lead to a larger audience and acquisition of new donors, and 3) Apply case studies from organizations with an “Always On” digital strategy.

Michael Baker, Senior Director, Giving Solutions, iDonate



Track: Communications and Marketing (8) 

47. Building your Brand for Gen Z

We’ll share findings from research on the perceptions, culture, and expectations of Gen Z. We’ll unpack how this most diverse generation in history perceives and interacts with faith-based brands and how we respond. Outcomes: 1) To understand the stark contrasts in the lived experience of Gen Z, 2) To learn how to develop a framework for interaction with Gen Z, and 3) To learn about omniculturalism and its impact on this generation.

Jon Lee, Brand Management Principal, LERMA


48. Effective Media Relations

Learn why and when organizations should engage with the media, recognize when to agree to an interview, and understand how to handle the interview to effectively communicate your message. Outcomes: 1) Strategy: The mission drives everything that you do in media relations, 2) Mindset: Establishing the right mindset is critical, and 3) Messaging: Keep some “brass tacks” in mind will assist you in effectively communicating your message.

James Arnold, Senior Strategic Communications Manager, and Bernadette Tasy, Media Relations Specialist, Alliance Defending Freedom


49. Crafting Key Messages for Impact

Your message needs to communicate your core purpose in a way that touches the hearts and minds of your ideal advocates. Learn how to craft an engaging, mobilizing message that informs and inspires meaningful action. Outcomes: 1) Recognize the importance of focusing on the ‘why’ (purpose) instead of ‘how’ and ‘what’ of programs, 2) Identify (and begin crafting) core message elements to articulate your unique story, and 3) Be able to use key messages to create compelling longer-form communication strategies.

Dawn Mundy, Director of Brand Strategy, and Mike Farag, CEO and EVP Consulting, Fervor


50. Building and Growing Sustainer Giving

Recurring giving is more important than ever. We’ll cover the trends transforming sustainer giving, changing donor expectations, and a case study for how Jewish Voice grew their sustainer program 252% over the past five years. Outcomes: 1) Comprehend the trends transforming recurring giving and reshaping donor expectations, 2) Gain insight from the six critical elements of a new breed of successful, growing sustainer programs, and 3) Apply practical lessons and examples of recurring giving programs that are growing.

Dave Raley, Executive Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Masterworks and Carly Berna, Vice President, Marketing and Communications, Jewish Voice Ministries International


51. Building Personas: Belonging’s First Step

Belonging should be extended to the audiences that we serve. Effectively inviting them into your mission requires understanding them deeply. Audience personas offer a simple framework to develop empathy for your audiences across your organization. Outcomes: 1) What: know what is an audience persona, 2) Why: know why it is important, and 3) How: know how to build your audience persona.

Dan Kennedy, President, and Audrey Reeves, Director of Research, Boaz Research


52. Kill the Campaign

Learn how Prison Fellowship shifted into an “Always On” fundraising approach and increased their online donor growth by five times! Outcomes: 1) Apply insights on digital media fundraising, 2) Strengthen your ability to craft offer development, and 3) Lead organizational change.

Mark Neigh, Vice President, Digital, Masterworks and Annie Nichols, Senior Director of Direct Response Marketing, Prison Fellowship


53. From Chaotic to Calculated

In-house marketing teams can struggle to balance between order-taker and strategic driver. Drawing from experience scaling marketing teams, we will help you find time to engage in marketing strategy without dropping any balls. Outcomes: 1) Improving Efficiencies: Carve out margin by documenting, simplifying and automating all your processes, 2) Equipping the Troops: Know how to find the right resources to increase throughput, and 3) Accelerating Success through Widespread Adoption: Garner buy-in at all levels to accelerate growth.

Mollie Yoder, Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications, and Austin Wessel, Operations Director, Marketing & Communications, Trevecca Nazarene University


54. Donor Marketing: The Good, the Bad, the Ugly

There’s plenty of fundraising marketing collateral out there (some prettier than others). In this interactive session, Ray and Heather share six guiding principles of marketing to your supporters. They’ll help you identify what “good” looks like and how it impacts results. Outcomes: 1) Know the process that’s required to achieve the “good” and marketing that works, 2) Apply six messaging principles to guide your creative development, and 3) Evaluate marketing collateral, knowing how to separate the good from the bad.

Heather Day, Director of Marketing, Barnabas Foundation and Ray Pokorny, Senior Vice President, Client Strategy, Masterworks



Track: Internet and Technology (4) 

55. Five Website Trends for Nonprofit Leaders

Is your website effectively reaching your audience? Learn about the top five trends that every nonprofit leader should be paying attention to in order to optimize their online presence. Outcomes: 1) Understand the website and online trends that impact a healthy web presence, 2) Learn how to grade these trends for your organization, and 3) Identify the needs to improve and learn how to optimize nonprofit websites for more impact.

Sarah Cook, Associate Creative Director, Fervor and Sara Ramey, Director of Client Services, Fervor


56. Develop Technology Roadmaps with Organizational Belonging

Build belonging into every area of your ministry by developing a high-level visual summary that maps out the vision for technology undertaking, scaling, management of IT projects, preparation, performance and communication strategies. Outcomes: 1) Be able to build your map and identify strategies to help give teams a sense of belonging, 2) Establish roadmap profiles, audience, themes, and stakeholders to incorporate belonging to a greater mission, and 3) Develop a cutting-edge communications strategy for organizational rollout, integration, and inclusivity.

Jay Cordova, CEO + President, and Mark Johnson, Founder + Strategic Initiatives, Computers In Ministry (CIMTech.Solutions)


57. What to Do When Your Cookie Crumbles

Digital data and privacy are entering a new age. Recent Apple iOS changes and Google’s looming removal of cookie-based web tracking mean that how we’ve measured and targeted digital campaigns cannot stay the same. Outcomes: 1) Recognize the latest digital privacy changes and how your organization should respond, 2) Know the impact of tracking changes on your email and advertising campaigns, and 3) Target your messages properly to still get in front of donors and prospects effectively in this environment.

Amy Sewell, Vice President of Digital Solutions, and Aubrey Hoeppner, Vice President, Client Services, Douglas Shaw & Associates


58. Recent Breaches and Lessons Learned

Organizations that have never been breached may feel a false sense of security; however, they aren’t immune from issues. We’ll discuss trends from breaches and controls to evolve your cybersecurity to prevent similar incidents. Outcomes: 1) Review recent breaches and identify the underlying trends, 2) Discern lessons learned from these breaches and the controls that can mitigate these risks, 3) Apply knowledge of lessons learned and suggested controls within your organization.

Lindsey Whinnery, Partner, CapinTech, a CapinCrouse Company



Track: People Management and Care (10) 

59. A Diversity & Inclusion Strategy With Results

Develop a strategy based in data and reflecting strategic choices aligned to your ministry or church mission. Target meaningful results and progress. Outcomes: 1) Apply a framework for developing and articulating a Diversity & Inclusion strategy, 2) Learn how to mine existing organization data to inform focus and choices, and 3) Avoid pitfalls of Diversity & Inclusion organization work.

Christine Talbot, Senior Vice President, Human Resources and Corporate Services, and Faith McMillon, Senior Talent Acquisition Partner, World Vision


60. Don’t Let Them Get Away! 2022 Retention Strategies

Experts predict a mass resignation between 2022 and 2023. We know from years of research that engaged organizations recruit, retain, and reward their high-performing staff. Employers have an amazing opportunity to develop depth, strengthen teams, and welcome new high performers. Outcomes: 1) Recognize what contributes to an engaged, culturally healthy organization, 2) Apply the top four strategies used to engage and retain fantastic staff, and 3) Develop your organization’s Retention Action Plan utilizing best practices from your sector.

Tara VanderSande, Talent and Engagement Consultant, Best Christian Workplaces Institute


61. Effective Employee Appraisals – Every time!

To learn and practice the five key principles in performing an effective performance appraisal process and interview, including the legalities associated. This will include seven skills for supervisory success that aid in guiding the appraisal process. Outcomes: 1) To recognize past performance and to improve future performance, 2) To support a fair and equitable compensation system, and 3) To provide frank and constructive feedback to the employee.

Joelle Peelgren, Principal / Consultant, DeGenaro Peelgren Associates


62. Maximizing The Purpose In Your People

God’s purposes are woven into each of us, but clarifying and maximizing them for ministry impact is elusive. This session explores practical ways to access and deploy unique purpose in your people. Outcomes: 1) Be able to access a person’s story to reveal patterns of calling and giftedness to understand purpose, 2) Be able to engage a meaningful dialogue to discover unique purpose in others, and 3) Be able to apply a person’s sense of purpose to their work for greatest impact.

Mark Stevenson, Practice Leader, Clarity for Christian Leaders, MK Stevenson Consulting, Inc.


63. Motivating Staff Beyond the Paycheck

This interactive workshop will help managers and ministry leaders increase capacity to manage employees effectively. You will be introduced to eight key ways to motivate employees to reduce turnover, improve service and stimulate productivity. We will identify three ways to apply this in your current work culture. Outcomes: 1) Discern drivers and motivators of charitable staff and volunteers, 2) Recognize impact of effective employee engagement in performance and retention, and 3) Apply strategies to remove barriers to employee motivation.

Melinda Muller, President/CEO, Community Development Professionals


64. Working Remotely: Strategies for Success

Working remotely can be a win-win for both employer and employee. However, working off-site can bring more risk to the organization if processes are not in place. This workshop will cover strategies to help empower the employee, make them feel like they belong to the team, and keep your risk low. Outcomes: 1) Know the pros and cons of working remotely, 2) Hire and onboard the remote employee well, and 3) Apply strategies for managing the remote employee.

Patti Malott, CEO, Church CO+OP & Texas Ministry Conference


65. Overcoming the Aversion to Commitment

This workshop will examine the reasons that people are reluctant to become involved with the ministry of local congregations and organizations, and then suggest means by which those reasons can be overcome. Outcomes: 1) Be able to identify the barriers to involvement with local congregations and organizations, 2) Be able to examine means by which those barriers can be overcome, and 3) Be able to maximize the impact of volunteers in your ministry or organization.

Captain Ken Chapman, Area Commander, Orlando, FL, The Salvation Army


66. A Trinitarian Theology of Teamwork

As we embody the unconditional love of the Father, the overwhelming grace of the Son, and the faithful guidance of the Holy Spirit, we become better leaders and teammates that “spur one another on towards love and good deeds” (Heb. 10:24). Outcomes: Embody the love of God within our teams by, 1) Internalizing and embracing attributes and roles of each member of the Trinity, 2) Analyzing the relational dynamics within the Trinity, and 3) Adapting a culture of collaboration, service and leadership.

Gina Holm, The Navigators Representative, The Navigator Church Ministries


67. Creating a Biblical Family Atmosphere

Most Christian organizations spend much time and many resources serving those our mission reaches. But how well do we serve those who serve others? How do we show them the love of Christ? Outcomes: 1) Know the definition of a Biblical Family Atmosphere and how your organization can model Christ to its servants, 2) Apply practical ideas to create a family culture and measure success, and 3) Recognize that successfully creating a family atmosphere doesn’t need to come with a big price-tag.

Laurie Dingeldein, CFO, ABWE


68. Employee Belonging: Mental Health & Workplace Chaplaincy

Today, mental health is a topic of much conversation. How does our mental health affect us as employees? How are your employees handling factors contributing to their mental health? Leaders today seek a helpline for employees. Outcomes: 1) Assess the mental health of the US workforce (facts, data and studies), 2) Know what makes up the whole being and why is it vital to understand belonging, and 3) Apply action steps to make a difference in your mental health, and in the mental health/belonging of those you steward.

Jeanette Robert, Executive Director of Expansion, Marketplace Chaplains 



Track: Financial Management (8) 

69. Accounting and Auditing Update

Get up to speed on current accounting and financial reporting standards for nonprofits, including Financial Accounting Standards Board (FASB) standards that will be effective in the current and upcoming year, and plan for how they may affect your organization. Outcomes: 1) Comprehend the recent accounting and financial statement reporting changes, 2) Formulate strategies for efficient and effective implementation of upcoming standards, and 3) Clarify how your organization should implement and follow the guidance.

Nathan Salsbery, Partner and Executive Vice President, and Timothy Sims, Partner and Professional Practice Leader – Attest, CapinCrouse LLP


70. Rethinking Operating Reserves

Operating reserves are a unique component of organizational finance. Continued low interest rates have further driven investment committees and finance executives to rethink how they manage them. Learn how to manage operating reserves for better results. Outcomes: 1) Realize how the time frame will dictate a program’s make-up, 2) Know how to consider risks when investing operating reserves, and 3) Recognize how investment products for implementation can be customized to the unique circumstances of the organization.

Sloan Smith, Principal, Director, and Steven Fraley, Vice President, Innovest Portfolio Solutions


71. Aligning Mission with Finance & Operations

Knowing what to measure is just as important as how to measure. Learn the questions to ask and the processes to follow to ensure accounting, finance, and operations are structured to provide mission-based data. Outcomes: 1) Break down mission into answerable questions, 2) Be able to develop a comprehensive data architecture to answer those questions, and 3) Know how to implement that data architecture into your finance, accounting, and operational systems.

Dan Schmidt, Founder and Principal, EBCFO LLC


72. Today’s Banking Environment: Making Sense and Preparing

Like many things, banking is rapidly changing. Where you bank matters and understanding environmental changes – and how we got here – can be a major determining factor in your ministry’s reach, and ability to operate. Outcomes: 1) Gain insight on past, present, and future trends in banking, FinTech’s, and the regulatory environment, 2) Know economics of banking and the impacts of inflation and interest rate fluctuations, and 3) Get answers on borrowing as a religious organization, and is cancel culture real?

Nicki Harms, Senior Vice President/CFO, and Schuyler Francine, Senior Ministry Banking Officer, America’s Christian Credit Union


73. Annual Nonprofit Tax Update

New legislation, IRS regulations and rulings, and court cases are a constant in the nonprofit tax landscape. We’ll examine the current tax issues affecting Christian exempt organizations, including updates on IRS actions, legislation and litigation. Outcomes: 1) Identify legal challenges affecting ministries and plan for the changing environment for exempt organizations, 2) Recognize recent tax law changes that affect ministries and churches, and 3) Ascertain future issues your organization may face.

Ted Batson, Jr., Partner, Tax Counsel, and Professional Practice Leader, CapinCrouse LLP


74. Long-Term Investing in a Changing World

COVID containment measures and the corresponding market decline gave way to one of the most dramatic rallies in US History. Diversification measures taken by many endowments and long-term portfolios were a drag in 2020. What are the post-recession rally implications? Outcomes: 1) Review asset allocation strategies and efficient portfolio design, 2) Consider pros and cons of alternative strategies in your long term portfolios, and 3) Explore various schools of thought on proper amount of international and emerging market equity for globally diversified portfolios.

Bryan Taylor, Chief Investment Officer, Cornerstone Management Inc.


75. Stewarding Your Ministry Benefits

Choosing a benefit strategy that fits your ministry comes with many choices, but we belong to a higher kingdom calling to steward our resources and people well. Learn and apply out-of-the-box ministry benefit strategies. Outcomes: 1) Apply knowledge of key benefit components, 2) Institute concept of dual stewardship: employer and employee working together, and 3) Apply out-of-the-box strategies to your ministry benefits.

Art Tennille, Director, Retirement Solutions, and Daniel Hardy, Insurance Sales Consultant, GuideStone


76. Multilingual Accounting Narratives

Belonging is not about being the same, it is about being your authentic self and sharing your voice. Not everyone speaks ‘accounting’, but all voices are an important part of telling the financial story. Outcomes: 1) Examine methods for integrating financial reporting, incorporating more than just a standard accounting narrative, 2) Foster authentic dialogue and encourage inquiry and continuous learning between diverse team members, and 3) Integrate meaningful financial information for decision-making throughout the organization.

Melodi Bunting, Senior Manager, Wegner CPAs



Track: Legal and Risk Management (4) 

77. Recent Developments Impacting Your Ministry

Much has changed over the last 12 months. It is critical to stay current on legal, tax, and financial trends impacting your ministry. This session will focus on the latest developments from Capitol Hill, the courts, and beyond. Outcomes: 1) Consider how your ministry should respond to the latest developments, 2) Cut through the confusion on what is really happening on Capitol Hill and in the courts, and 3) Apply insights from some of ECFA’s most recent research that impacts your ministry.

Michael Martin, President and Jake Lapp, Vice President of Member Accountability, ECFA


78. Preventing Scandals in the C-Suite

This workshop explores accountability structures an organization can install to prevent (or detect) CEO scandals (sexual misconduct, financial malfeasance, abuse of power, etc.). Outcomes: 1) Discover board-level policies and other governance documents that can help prevent scandals (or at least catch them early), 2) Discern best practices to promote stronger and healthier board oversight of CEO and other executives (e.g., executive sessions), and 3) Know the role of HR – employee handbook policies, 360 reviews, whistleblower policies, etc., in providing CEO accountability.

Josh Heidelman, Attorney, Attorney, Castañeda + Heidelman LLP, and Gregg Capin, Senior Executive Advisor, Samaritan’s Purse


79. Managing Risk is a Team Sport

The day of the single risk management expert has given way to an organization-wide model, so the role of the risk manager has changed dramatically, from omniscient guru to discussion facilitator and collaborator. You have a role in helping your organization avoid losses. Outcomes: 1) Recognize the philosophical shift and why it improves your overall culture, 2) Discover practical applications and how they improve your profit & loss statement, and 3) Apply insight from others to brainstorm your next steps.

Jon Barron, Sales Executive, Nonprofit & Religious Practices, and Brian Merriam, Area Vice President, Gallagher


80. Religious Hiring Rights Update

Hiring a team of likeminded employees who embrace your organization’s beliefs and values promotes a sense of belonging and supports missional success. This presentation addresses how leaders should respond to developments threatening religious hiring rights. Outcomes: 1) New Leaders: Know the legal framework surrounding religious liberty and hiring rights, 2) Veteran Leaders: Gain insight on the latest changes in the religious hiring rights landscape, and 3) Apply strategic, biblical best practices that promote employee belonging and minimize risk.

John Wylie, Attorney, and John Melcon, Attorney, Sherman & Howard LLC




Leadership Intensives: 5 hour (11) 

  1. Executive Leadership
Mastering Conflict & Difficult Conversations

We may all be members of one body, but that body often feels awkward and uncoordinated when you are leading it in ministry! This engaging seminar equips you to manage and make the most of conflict and difficult conversations. Outcomes: 1) Recognize the nature, impact, and contribution of conflict on teams, performance and relationships, 2) Diagnose dangers of Conflict-Free Zones and resolve factors diminishing trust, collaboration, and commitment, and 3) Apply practical strategies for managing conflict and conducting difficult conversations in teams, and meetings.

Dr. Andrew Johnston, Principal, DRJ Consulting | DRJC


  1. Executive Leadership
Engaged Leadership

This seminar is about human relationships and how to propel your career as a leader. Organizational success depends on the quality of your relationships and ability developing future team leaders. Your investment will shape your legacy. Outcomes: 1) Identify which of your leadership and management traits will build engagement and organizational wellness, 2) Nurture future organizational leaders in finding their “safe” place to prosper and succeed, and 3) Identify collaborative approaches that build organizational engagement and your enduring legacy.

Dr. Charles Coker, CEO, LifeThrive Performance Systems


  1. Executive Leadership
Foster Life-Giving and Diverse Communities of Belonging

Members, employees, and volunteers who feel they belong can move missional mountains. Those who don’t are disruptive or looking for an exit. We’ll explore how to cultivate diverse, productive communities of belonging – both digital and in-person. Outcomes: 1) Explore our God-given desire for belonging as it relates to life and ministry, 2) Discover best practices for designing organizations where belonging is valued, and 3) Apply the latest research to belonging in intergenerational, intercultural organizations.

Dr. Teresa M. Moon, Founding President/CEO, Institute for Cultural Communicators


  1. Executive Leadership
Leadership from the Shepherd’s Perspective

The universal godly leadership principle of shepherding helps you deepen your belonging as a leader! Grounded in the three pivotal elements of Provision, Protection, and Presence, this biblically-based principle transforms the way you influence. Outcomes: 1) To recognize shepherd leadership as a universal godly leadership principle, 2) To perceive Provision, Protection, and Presence as key responsibilities of genuine shepherding, and 3) To establish absolute surrender to the Father as a requirement to be an effective, godly shepherd.

Holly Culhane, CEO & Founder, and Doug Culhane, Facilitator/Logistics Coordinator, Presence Point, Inc.


  1. Personal Leadership
The Way of the Beloved

The way of life Jesus modeled (Isaiah 32:21) is rooted and born from his own belovedness. His Spirit fruitfully overflows through us into the safety and freedom of community, where all can belong and grow as beloved. Outcomes: 1) Embrace belovedness. It is God’s way of life. It begins and grows through intimacy with him alone, 2) Abide in belovedness. This leads to healthy community with a diversity of people, and 3) Pursue this kingdom way of life. It is attractive, transforming others and the culture around us.

Margaret Fitzwater, Executive Director, Navigators TDC (Train-Develop-Care), and Dr. Mark Looyenga, Navigators Director of Care, The Navigators


  1. Personal Leadership
Leading from the Inside Out

Organizations reflect their leaders. So first, lead yourself well. Come look inside what it means to lead yourself. Overcome what hinders personal mastery, and walk away with actionable goals for that next inflection point. Outcomes: 1) Find your areas of potential growth, 2) Build your understanding about what personal mastery looks like, and 3) Apply insights from each other about self-leadership practices that work.

Alan Weisenberger, Principal, enLumen Leadership Services, and Scott Vandeventer, President, Empathic Inc.


  1. People Management and Care
Leveraging Belonging to Increase Bottom-Line Results

Diversity. Equity. Inclusion. Belonging. (DEIB) Are these cultural or gospel? In this intensive will practitioners and learners will collaborate to explore relevant gospel connections, individual and organizational motivations, and practical solutions that increase bottom-line results. Outcomes: 1) Ground the DEIB conversation in the gospel, and explore Scriptural connections relevant to ministry and business, 2) Explore individual and organizational motivations and challenges related to DEIB, and 3) Apply best practices and solutions to advance belonging in individual and organizational contexts.

Dr. Arthur L. Satterwhite III, Vice President of Diversity, Belonging & Strategy, Young Life, and Dr. Rich Kidd, Partner, Mission:Leadership, LLC


  1. Communications and Marketing
The Secret Sauce of Storytelling

Stories are important. But do you know the secret to sustaining donor engagement and fueling a deeper sense of belonging? Create a culture of storytelling that drives your strategy and advances your mission. Outcomes: 1) Discover how to use story to create a meaningful brand experience across every channel, 2) Dive into the art of creating an internal storytelling culture that fuels your mission, and 3) Expand your major donor community through stories that share what makes your brand unique.

Ted Vaughn, Co-Founder & Strategy Partner, and Katie Whitehorne, Lead Copywriter, Historic Agency


  1. Resource Development
The Heart of the Fundraiser

We will explore, from a biblical and practical vocational perspective, how the condition of our heart affects the impact of our fundraising efforts. Outcomes: 1) Belief: Develop an accurate biblical perspective on fundraising and its impact on the giver, the asker and the receiver, 2) Conviction: Explore the impact a vocational conviction can have on fundraising effectiveness in our resource development roles, and 3) Application: Determine a growth plan for biblical thinking and vocational conviction related to resource development roles.

Nathan Jones, President, Youth For Christ Foundation


  1. Resource Development
Proven Strategies for Planned Giving

Planned gifts increase donor giving capacity, strengthen loyalty and generate new revenue for your ministry. In this intensive, discover proven fundraising, marketing and gift administration tactics for launching and sustaining a successful planned giving program. Outcomes: 1) Know the three primary types of planned gifts and natural ways to introduce them to your supporters, 2) Incorporate planned giving messaging into your communication plan, and 3) Determine the systems, resources and policies that must be in place for long-term success.

James Bakke, Executive Director, Kurt Knoll, Director of Member Relations and Investments, and Heather Day, Director of Marketing, Barnabas Foundation


  1. Resource Development
Five Keys for Successful Campaigns

During the pandemic, many principles of successful campaigns have proven true, while other factors have changed, perhaps permanently. Learn about and discuss five key elements that are critical for campaign success in the years ahead. Outcomes: 1) Be able to articulate how a solid strategic plan drives a successful campaign, 2) Apply strategies for deepening engagement with major donors, and 3) Implement ways to leverage technology for major gift cultivation.

Brad Layland, CEO and Senior Consultant, Dr. Scott Rodin, Senior Consultant & Chief Strategy Officer, and Ame Eldredge, Senior Consultant, The FOCUS Group



Leadership Forums: 5 hour/3 hour (2) 

  1. CEO Forum

(details to follow)


  1. Christian Women in Leadership Forum

The Self-Leadership Blueprint

Do you want to cultivate and nurture spiritual discernment and leadership in the midst of major challenges? You can experience the peace, discernment, and confidence to lead by understanding and embracing God’s blueprint for success and self-leadership. Outcomes: In this interactive forum, you will 1) Discover three behaviors of leaders that hinder success, 2) Explore three practices that enable leaders to thrive, and 3) Set three developmental goals for your personal self-leadership.

Nancy Reece is a mentor, coach, teacher and author of Undivided Hearts, a study for women leaders.


Leadership Roundtables: 3 hour (4) 

  1. Resource Development Roundtable: Lead Development Officers

Hosts: Dave Raley, Executive Vice President, Strategic Innovation, Masterworks (Alliance Board) and Griff Freyschlag, Vice President, Development, Denver Rescue Mission (Alliance Advisory Council)

In this fast-paced, interactive 3-hour roundtable, we will explore important trends in resource development. It will be co-hosted by a member of the Alliance’s Board (Dave Raley) and a member of the Alliance’s Advisory Council (Griff Freyschlag). This roundtable will offer a unique opportunity to think together creatively on challenges, opportunities and solutions. Come, connect and learn together with peers who are on the frontlines of Christian nonprofit resource development. Outcomes: 1) Recognize key trends, 2) Apply shared insights, and 3) Grow your acumen in resource development.


  1. Communications/IT Roundtable: Lead Communications and IT Officers

Hosts: (Comm.) Mollie Yoder, Associate Vice President, Marketing & Communications, Trevecca Nazarene University (Alliance Advisory Council); (IT) Jay Cordova, CEO + President, (Alliance Advisory Council) and Mark Johnson, Founder + Strategic Initiatives, Computers In Ministry (CIMTech.Solutions) (Alliance Founders Council)

In this fast-paced, interactive 3-hour roundtable, we will explore important trends in Internet/Technology and Communications/Marketing. The Communications segment will be co-hosted by Alliance Advisory Council member Mollie Yoder. The IT segment will be led by Alliance Founders Council members Jay Cordova (Alliance Advisory Council) and Mark Johnson. This roundtable will offer a unique opportunity to think together creatively on challenges, opportunities and solutions. Come, connect and learn together with peers who are on the frontlines of Christian nonprofit IT/Communications. Outcomes: 1) Recognize key trends, 2) Apply shared insights, and 3) Grow your acumen in IT and communications.


  1. People Management and Care Roundtable: Lead HR Officers

Hosts: Tom Beck, Sr. Vice President, Global Human Resources, Compassion International (Alliance Founders Council) and Dr. Vicki Harris, Sr. Vice President, Global Human Resources and Diversity, Equity & Inclusion, Our Daily Bread Ministries (Alliance Advisory Council)

In this fast-paced, interactive 3-hour roundtable, we will explore important trends in people management and care. It will be co-hosted by a member of the Alliance’s Founder’s Council (Tom Beck) and a member of the Alliance’s Advisory Council (Dr. Vicki Harris). This roundtable will offer a unique opportunity to think together creatively on challenges, opportunities and solutions. Come, connect and learn together with peers who are on the frontlines of Christian nonprofit HR. Outcomes: 1) Recognize key trends, 2) Apply shared insights, and 3) Grow your acumen in people management and care.


  1. Financial Management Roundtable: CFO’s/Lead Finance Officers

Hosts: Nathan Salsbery, Partner and Executive Vice President, CapinCrouse LLP (Alliance Board/Founders Council), and Laurie Dingeldein, CFO, ABWE (Alliance Advisory Council)

In this fast-paced, interactive 3-hour roundtable, we will explore important trends in financial management. It will be co-hosted by a member of the Alliance’s Board (Nathan Salsbery) and a member of the Alliance’s Advisory Council (Laurie Dingeldein). This roundtable will offer a unique opportunity to think together creatively on important financial trends and policies impacting Christian nonprofits today. Come, connect and learn together with peers who are on the frontlines of Christian nonprofit financial management. Outcomes: 1) Recognize key trends, 2) Apply shared insights, and 3) Grow your acumen in financial management.


Special Events

Separate Paid Registration Required

  1. Men’s Breakfast

When in Doubt, Tell a Story: Overcoming Burnout, Fear, and Exhaustion 

Death, a diagnosis, natural disasters, and financial concerns launched Mike Mantel, president and CEO of Living Water International, into a “dark night of the soul.” What is a Christian leader to do when life and work grow overwhelming, and God’s voice seems silent? Telling stories of God’s faithfulness gave Mike the courage and conviction to move forward, a journey he recounts in his new book Thirsting for Living Water and will share during the Men’s Breakfast.

Dr. Michael J. Mantel, CEO, Living Water International

  1. Women’s Luncheon

Throw the First Punch: Understanding the role spiritual warfare plays in our story

In this women’s luncheon, keynote speaker Beth Guckenberger will address tactics the enemy employs to destroy our families and stunt our spiritual growth. Instead of standing in a defensive posture, let’s attack him with the tools and principles the Bible teaches. Beth will share vulnerably her journey as a mother and organizational leader, and will offer lessons she learned when facing the enemy.

Beth Guckenberger, Co-Executive Director, Back2Back Ministries