This module covers the need for Christians to be agents of governance transformation in church and society. It explores the extensive governance education provided by God through the Bible. It offers specific instruction and wisdom that is relevant and applicable in both religious and secular governance contexts.
The module is designed to provide the leader of a nonprofit organization an executive-level view of how to create and build an engaging brand, connect that brand with various audiences, and inspire donor support. You will learn to establish your organization’s distinctive brand. You will gain insight on how to pursue a sound approach to technology in your organization’s communications.
Faculty: Billy Burnett, CCNL, Pastor, Former Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Joni and Friends
The module provides the leader of a nonprofit organization an executive-level view of what is required for the God-honoring stewardship of finance, tax, legal and people management and care. The attention to these foundational aspects of leading a ministry well is essential to establishing excellence and transparency.
Faculty: Lisa Bollier, CCNL, Manager, Donor Relations, Major Donors, Joni and Friends
Major gift fundraising is a critical part of any nonprofit organization’s portfolio, yet securing major gifts requires wise planning and implementation. This module is designed to introduce simple yet important principles to illustrate the fundamentals of major gift fundraising. This includes the sacredness of the task, and the deeply relational playfulness and fun of this work.
This module prepares executive leaders to enter into or strengthen a healthy working relationship with the board of the organization they serve. Often, executive and board relationships fail to exhibit a proper mix of using power appropriately, governing well, effectively establishing and monitoring executive and organizational effectiveness, and handling executive transition.
Make Your Academy Experience Count for More
If you are going to enroll in the Outcomes Academy (Online) then CLA highly recommends you enroll in the Credential Christian Nonprofit Leader (CCNL) program.
The CCNL program is designed to promote biblical principles and professional standards in Christian nonprofit organizations. This program exists because Christian nonprofits need leaders who have proven expertise and certified excellence in their professional fields.
Those who receive the CCNL credential will possess a proven multi-disciplinary understanding of nonprofit leadership. Training traverses all the critical areas of professional practice: executive leadership, resource development, financial management, tax and legal, board governance, people management and care, marketing and communication, and Internet and technology.
You can earn point towards a CCNL through the Outcomes Academy (Online) and through the learning experiences offered at the Outcomes Conference 2017.