Online Conversations

Sharing our learnings and our stories is important for our own growth and in helping others.  This spring, we are encouraging you to join these conversations, tell your story, and learn about amazing work that is happening across the country.

Each online conversation will have some panelists who are doing related work.  They will tell their story and where they are headed.  Then the facilitator will animate a group conversation with you! It is a great way to connect as a network across the country.

Please note, all times are listed in Eastern Time.  

(Newfoundland: +1.5h  |  Atlantic: +1h  |  Central: -1h  |  Mountain: -2h  |  Pacific: -3h)

*Includes interactive group discussion

Churches as Community Hubs*

April 11 @ 1:00 – 2:30

Churches have always been community hubs.  Now that this is a popular strategy for non profits, where does that leave church? Find out from some church leaders how they are taking this all in stride.

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Social Enterprise in Church*

April 18 @ 1:00 – 2:30

Non profits are experimenting with social enterprise and how that can fit with their missing.  There are lots of social enterprises that are popping up in churches. Find out what are the options and what is working.  Learn from experts who have been doing this before it was called social enterprise.

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Hosting Sacred Conversations, Part IV: Voices that Matter for Conversations that Matter

April 25 @ 1:00 – 2:30

The power of including “the stranger” in the conversation.

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Governance as a Spiritual Practice*

May 2 @ 1:00 – 2:30

What comes to mind when you hear ‘governance’? Fatigue, boredom, conflict, necessity . . .

What if there was a way of governance that said, community, faith formation, discernment, green-growing leadership?

What if you found a way of governance that was spiritual practice?

Here it is.   Let’s have a conversation.

Catherine Smith will join as a guest speaker in this conversation. She is in ministry with a small congregation by the ocean and is passionate about attention to spiritual practice, liturgy and story in our lives as faith community.  You can follow her at

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Revenue Streams for Non Profits & Social Enterprises*

May 9 @ 1:00 – 2:30

Need a way to diversify your income for your non-profit.  There are lots of new & emerging ways to do this.  Learn about over 15 ways to do this, what makes the revenue a fit, and even the first best practices to get the revenue stream off the ground.  Yes, we will cover grant writing and fundraising, but we will also cover crowdfunding, social finance and many more new & emerging ways to think about revenue.

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