As a way to kind of process the past few days in Chicago, I thought I’d try to come up with a list of one key take away from each of the sessions. Here’s what I came up with:
Opening Devotion by Brian Becker
From David and Goliath – Some things work for some people and won’t work for you (e.g. Saul’s armor was a perfect fit for Saul but not David); follow God boldly in your unique way.
Organizational Sustainability and Leadership Succession: A Case Study & Interactive Discussion with Irene Fernando
What can we do? What should we do? What must we do? (see yesterday’s post) and “Wouldn’t it be awesome if?” (Monday and Tuesday‘s posts)
Building Collaborations & Partnerships: Meghan Sobocienski, Bianca Vasquez & Karis Thompson
Self-interest is the ideal balance on the selfishness/selflessness spectrum. Build partnerships by finding mutual self-interest.
Leadership Principles with Brian Becker
Take the courageous risk necessary to be vulnerable and transparent as a leader. Don’t hide from/in weaknesses, grow together.
Social Enterprise Panel with Meghan Sobocienski, Irene Fernando & Michael Alden
This one just introduced me more to what social enterprise is and got me wondering what it could look like in my context.
Fundraising Principles with Andrew Steele & Julie Fregetto
“Fundraising is, first and foremost, a form of ministry. It is a way of announcing our vision and inviting other people into our mission.” – Henri Nouwen
Measuring and Reporting Impact with Jenny Richards & Susie Pratt
Defining and measuring success is way more effective when focused on learning than accountability. It often takes 3 years to figure out what good indicators even are.