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Organisational Development/Fundraising

2020 European Organisational Development and Fundraising Network

This Network's annual curriculum will focus on helping leaders learn how to do development and fundraising through a variety of biblically-based principles. Our ability to minister is directly impacted by the viability of the organisation we represent. Highly successful ministries have taken time to build infrastructure to support the fulfillment of mission. Our vision for impact will be proportional to how effective we are in building on a firm foundation sufficient to withstand the storms of change. Sessions in this Network are designed to provide practical steps, tools, and resources to enable your organisation to grow and flourish. Each session will be a "working session" with workbooks on how to develop each idea.

The Network will be taught by Jerry Twombly, Senior Partner of the Aspiran Group. 

Prior preparation will be set for all applicants.

 

NETWORK LEADER

Jerry Twombly is the Senior Partner of the Aspiran Group, an international organisation committed to addressing the development needs of nonprofit organisations. Jerry is a graduate of Miami Christian University and Grace Theological Seminary. He has written several books that include: Funding Your Vision: New Hope for NonprofitsTransforming Culture: The Church at Work in the WorldYou Snooze, You Lose: Thriving in These Turbulent Times, and The Organizational Planning Primer. He has served over 1,000 different nonprofits throughout the world over the course of the last 40 years in helping them raise in excess of $1 billion. Recognizing the changes taking place in the world of 21st Century philanthropy, Jerry has been a leader in tracking new trends and developing new programs to help nonprofits thrive in changing times. Jerry and his wife Sue live in Indiana. They have two sons and three grandsons.

 

NETWORK SPEAKERS

Rob Martin has been involved in Christian ministry since his conversion in 1976.  He has served as general manager of Fieldstead & Company, a private philanthropy organization of Howard and Roberta Ahmanson; the U.S. director of the Lausanne Committee; and executive director of First Fruit, Inc., a private charitable foundation. Since 2009 he has been a partner of the First Fruit Institute, serving ministries and college foundations as a coach on a variety of organizational issues. Rob has served as a seminar leader on fundraising and leadership for mission with a number of organizations, including The Overseas Ministry Study Center, World Evangelical Alliance Leadership Institute, Development Associates International, and Bakke Graduate University. He is the author of When Money Goes on Mission: Fundraising and Giving in the 21st Century, and has taught and coached on this topic through major conferences, webinars, podcasts, blogs, and face-to-face settings across the span of Christian mission. He and his wife, Bev, have raised three daughters and currently live in Washington State.

Keith Ogorek, president of the Author Learning Center, brings a unique perspective to communications, having worked simultaneously in ministry and the marketplace for virtually his whole career. Using his experience as a marketing and communications professional for banks, as an ad agency creative director, and at the world’s leading self-publishing company, he has worked with a number of ministries to vastly improve their communication and development efforts by crafting a message that is compelling, differentiating, and true. In addition, he has cultivated unique opportunities for independent authors to have their work pitched to Hollywood. Along with pursuing excellence in the marketplace, Keith is passionate about discipleship and has led multiple men’s groups through a two-year discipleship process at his local church. His book, A Clear View, which addresses how a person’s worldview is formed, is now used in select high schools and at a Biblical Institute in Italy. When his schedule allows, Keith speaks at conferences on the topic of marketing communications for ministries, as well as at men’s retreats and family camps.

 

NETWORK PROGRAMME

Day 1 

Mission in Ministry 
Jerry Twombly

Every organisation needs to have a clear understanding of its reason for existence. This clarity of purpose comes when an organisation understands its mission. Mission drives every aspect of what is done within an organisation; nothing should be considered part of the organisation that doesn’t make critical contribution to the fulfillment of the organisation’s mission.

5 Things You Can Do to Improve Your Marketing Communications Today
Keith Ogorek

Communicating what you do as a ministry is critical, yet many organizations struggle to create effective communication.  In this seminar, Keith Ogorek will share five simple principles you can apply to make your communications more impactful as you work to help others know what God has called you to do and how they can participate. So whether you need to keep your constituency better informed, thinking about a capital campaign, and raising support for individuals or communicating a new strategic opportunity, this seminar will give you principles you can apply the moment you go home.


Day 2

Funding Your Vision – Part 1
Jerry Twombly

Many people think that fundraising is a matter of sales or manipulation. In contrast, Jerry Twombly teaches that a biblical approach to fundraising is the result of building a healthy and biblical, God-honouring organisation. What are foundations of a healthy organisation in this perspective?

The Communion of Giving and Receiving
Rob Martin

Why is fundraising so hard? How can we do fundraising in a biblical and healthy way? This session explores the concept of sustained interdependence, when ministries are strengthened and supported by local boards, local funding, and local accountability, which in turn creates local ownership and responsibility.  Sustained interdependence allows engagement and partnership where all are equal partners at the foot of the cross. This session gives practical steps that foster the communion of giving and receiving where mere transactions become transformative and dependency moves to discipleship.


Day 3  

Funding Your Vision – Part 2
Jerry Twombly

Many people think that fundraising is a matter of sales or manipulation. In contrast, Jerry Twombly teaches that a biblical approach to fundraising is the result of building a healthy and biblical, God-honouring organisation. What are foundations of a healthy organisation in this perspective?

Strategic Planning for Ministries – Part 1
Jerry Twombly

The organisational leader works to set the agenda of the organisation, inspire support for the agenda, and effectively direct others in achieving the vision. This session will discuss the following: three philosophical approaches to planning, reasons why plans typically fail, key areas planning needs to occur, and various planning models.


Day 4

Strategic Planning for Ministries – Part 2
Jerry Twombly

The organisational leader works to set the agenda of the organisation, inspire support for the agenda, and effectively direct others in achieving the vision. This session will discuss the following: three philosophical approaches to planning, reasons why plans typically fail, key areas planning needs to occur, and various planning models.

Development Plan
Jerry Twombly

The Development Plan is the final component that organisations must address in planning for success. While the effectiveness of a ministry will be determined by how well they achieve their stated mission, motivation will be fueled by a compelling vision, and structure will emerge out of the strategic plan - it will be the development plan that will provide the resources (finances, people, and time) to accomplish what God has placed in our hearts to do!

 

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