Development Network Calls

Development Professionals

We invite you to join other Development Professionals for support, networking, ideas, and fellowship in our monthly conference calls every first Thursday of the month at 10:00 AM Eastern Time.


Thursday, January 6, 2022 from 10:00 AM – 11:00 AM (Eastern)

Evaluating and Energizing Church Engagement Efforts: Part II

Facilitated by Rev. Shawna Bunnell, Outreach and Communications Coordinator

Most UMA members have a unique and long-standing tie to the United Methodist Church. However, as many
congregations age and shrink, agencies are struggling to gain new supporters and increase charitable dollars
while staying true to their faith-based missions and roots. Learn how one agency’s team has strategically
established relationships with denominations outside the UMC while also strengthening its United Methodist
ties, effectively winning new donors and charitable support by positioning itself as a “ministry for mission-minded
people of all faiths.

“I was so excited about the upcoming session in January, I immediately reached out to
Shawna to get ideas because we are going into strategic planning so I wanted to be
prepared. I had a very engaging conversation with her about the great outreach work
she is doing with churches across the tri-state region from all denominations. Her fresh
ideas that focus on the mission of the organization’s work were so energizing. I will
definitely be implementing her ideas.” – Elisabeth Gadd, Chief Development Officer,
Florida United Methodist Children’s Home

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