Excellence in ministry begins in the boardroom. Board excellence leads to enhanced trust and greater missional impact. With a combined 100+ board years of service, these presenters will share what sets excellent boards apart and discuss examples of where boards have excelled and where they’ve fallen short. Outcomes:
1) Equip board members with resources to serve with excellence,
2) Recognize real-life situations that lead to a breakdown in board governance, and
3) Utilize sound governance practices to enhance trust and missional impact of organizations.
Field of Study: Specialized Knowledge, Intermediate (builds on a basic program, most appropriate for persons in a mid-level position with operational and/or supervisory responsibilities), Prerequisite: 3+ years leadership experience or CCNL enrollment, Group Live. Session is worth 1.5 credits
Dan Busby is President of ECFA, an organization that accredits Christ-centered ministries in governance, financial management and stewardship/fundraising. ECFA’s seal enhances trust of givers, which increases generosity, providing greater resources to help fulfill the Great Commission. ECFA accredits over 2,200 churches and nonprofits. These organizations have annual revenue in excess of $26 billion. Dan has over 40 years of experience serving the Christ-centered church and nonprofit community and frequently speaks nationally on related issues. He is a prolific writer with 56 volumes of five book titles published, including a 2015 release, TRUST: The Firm Foundation of Kingdom Fruitfulness, and a 2017 release, Lessons From the Boardroom, co-authored by John Pearson. Dan received a MBA from Emporia State University, Emporia Kansas. The university also named him as a distinguished alumnus in 2014. Dan served as a member of the Commission on Accountability and Policy for Religious Organizations, a national legislative advisory commission convened to address legislative proposals for the nonprofit sector. From 2010-2015, Nonprofit Times named him as one of the 50 Most Powerful Nonprofit Leaders.