Date: Wednesday, April 18, 2018
Time: 8:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Hosted by CLA Advisory Council members: Christina Moore, Vice President, Client Services, Dickerson, Bakker & Associates and Michael Baker, Vice President of Strategic Services, Dunham+Company
Today’s Giving Trends, Approaches and Vital Relationships
If you lead a ministry development program, this Chief Development Officer forum is designed just for you. In this highly interactive forum, we will explore some of the most important trends and topics facing CDOs today. We will discuss navigating well the complementary roles and responsibilities of CDOs and CEOs for fundraising impact. We will explore new ways of giving and new strategies for engaging people God is motivating to give to your ministry. And we will examine generosity trends impacting Christian nonprofit organizations today
- Build a strong CDO/CEO relationship in your organization in order to collaborate well for development impact,
- Embrace innovative new methods, strategies and practices in the giving arena, and
- Apply insights from studies and research on important generosity trends.
Come prepared to learn in a collaborative yet insightful learning environment from a diverse set of leaders.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge, Advanced (focuses on the development of in-depth topic/subject area knowledge, most appropriate for seasoned professionals), Prerequisite: 5+ years leadership experience or CCNL enrollment, Group Live. Session is worth 6 credits
Thought leaders presenting include:
Dr. David Alexander is the President of Alexander Resource Strategies, providing strategic planning, fundraising counsel, board development and executive coaching. He has given a lifetime of service to ministries that serve the kingdom good and the common good. He has been a university president and vice president for development. He has lead and served boards and lead campaigns securing more that $100 million. He holds degrees from: Point Loma Nazarene University, Cal State Fullerton, University of Illinois.
Michael Baker, Vice President of Strategic Services for Dunham+Company, has been involved in the non-profit sector for most of his career.
Michael earned his B.B.A in Marketing and Management from Texas A&M University. During his career he has worked for multiple agencies, serving non-profits in higher-education, medical and the faith-based sectors. Michael also spent time working for World Vision USA as the Senior Director of Demographic Marketing.
Michael and his wife, Amy, live in the Dallas area with their daughter and two sons.
Rick Dunham is CEO of Dunham+Company. He first served nonprofits through fundraising and organizational development nearly 40 years ago. He worked in nonprofit management and leadership for more than a decade before applying his expertise as a consultant. This culminated with the founding of Dunham+Company in 2002. Since then, Rick has led Dunham+Company to become a global leader in helping nonprofits create and execute fully integrated fundraising and marketing strategies. Rick holds a BA from Biola University and a Th.M. from Dallas Theological Seminary. He serves on the board of The Giving Institute and is Vice Chair of the Board of the Giving USA Foundation, the publisher of the most widely respected report on giving in the USA. Rick also advocates for charitable organizations through his work with The Giving Coalition. Rick is author of Secure: Discovering True Financial Freedom and If God Will Provide, Why Do We Have to Ask for Money? His expertise results in frequent guest appearances in national publications, radio broadcasts, as well as television outlets like Fox Business News.
Brent Hafele is Vice President of Client Services for Dickerson, Bakker & Associates. Brent provides counsel on a variety of nonprofit leadership areas, including capital campaigns, general fundraising, strategic planning, nonprofit leadership, board/governance relations, and vibrancy planning. He learned the ins and outs of nonprofit operations by serving as executive director at the Chippewa Valley Free Clinic and as development director at Hope Gospel Mission, where he successfully led a capital campaign to open a women’s shelter. In 2008, Brent founded a successful consulting practice, NewDay Nonprofit Solutions. As a consultant, Brent has challenged and empowered a wide range of Christian and secular agencies throughout North America. Brent joined Dickerson, Bakker & Associates with the merger of NewDay Nonprofit Solutions into Dickerson, Bakker & Associates effective January 2016.
Brent is a popular speaker at national, regional, and local conferences on nonprofit leadership and fundraising. He is also a faculty member of the University of St. Thomas’s Fundraising Certificate Series, where he teaches courses on capital campaigns and nonprofit marketing. He earned an M.A. in Philanthropy and Development from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
Susie Lipps Founder, AWIP Consulting, has spent a lifetime bringing visions to reality. As a young person, she was always the one who could take an idea from concept to conclusion. She has a degree in Bilingual Education from Arizona State University and a Masters of Global Leadership from Fuller Theological Seminary. She has developed innovative programs for organizations, consulted on leadership transformation and coordinated large collaborative projects with diverse organizations. She enjoys strategic thinking and finding a way through complex issues to accomplish a desired outcome.
Since early 2000, Jim Loscheider has served as Vice President of Donor Ministries for Samaritan's Purse, a Christian relief organization specializing in meeting critical needs of victims of conflict, disaster, famine, and epidemics throughout the world, always “Helping in Jesus Name.” Jim provides leadership and vision for a team of called, committed, and competent staff working diligently to connect people with the global work of the ministry. God has brought about tremendous revenue growth – from $134.6 million in 2000 to over $634.8 million in 2016, a 371.33% increase. Jim serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations.
Christina Moore is Vice President, Client Services for Dickerson, Bakker and Associates. She has more than 30 years of experience serving to advance the missions of local, national and international nonprofits. Her professional career includes two decades of leadership in high impact organizations specializing in Christian philanthropy, evangelism and discipleship, higher education, Christian media, international relief, holistic child development, international and domestic advocacy and medical services.
Christina has served in advancement leadership for a number of large organizations with international programs and diverse stakeholders. Before coming to Dickerson, Bakker & Associates, Christina served as Chief Business Development Officer at Open Doors USA, where she led ministry advancement, advocacy and volunteer mobilization. Before that, Christina served as National Director of Major Gifts at Compassion International, Executive Director of Advancement at Regent University, and led the national foundations and grants function at The Christian Broadcasting Network.
Christina’s goal and passion is to empower organizations to be thoughtful, artful and effective in ministry to their donors, and thus maximize their missions. She lives in East Tenn., and loves spending time with her family, hiking with her dogs and advocating for creation care.
*Forum Space Limited: Pre-Registration Required Online (This Forum is designed for an organization’s most senior development officer.)