Tools for Thriving
As part of a larger network, each social ministry organization has the opportunity to give and to receive, everything from knowledge and encouragement to procedures and programs. In the midst of expanding and ever-more-complex needs and opportunities, together in LSA we find new efficiencies, new resources and new pathways to make a difference.
Please use the resources below, suggest resources of your own, and share lessons and successes to help Lutheran social ministry thrive.
- Lutheran Services in America presents Data Breach A "C" Level Issue (November 2, 2010)
- Volunteering in America 2009 report from the Corporation for National and Community Service
- LSA 403b Regs Webinar Nov 20 2008 (PDF, 291K)
- Changes to 403(b) Regulations (PDF, 433kb)
- Resilient Philanthropy: How Various Economic Scenarios Affect Giving in the United States
- Basic Guidelines for Financial Management of Faith Based Agencies (PDF, 89kb)
- Connecting Power and Influence With Social Ministry Mission for Win-Win Relationships (PDF, 70kb)
- Emerging Nonprofit Leaders national study of 6,000 emerging leaders in the nonprofit field
- Guide to Successful Media Interviews (PDF, 26kb)
- Income Concentration Data – groundbreaking income inequality report from the Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
- Joined in Our Calling: People Who Serve, People Who Care (PDF, 308kb)
- Philanthropy 2020 (LSA Conference presentation) – Paul Miles, CCS Fundraising (PDF, 621kb)
- Practical Steps to Cultural Proficiency (PDF, 270kb)
- Strategic Business Modeling – Bridges Planning, Priorities & Programs (PDF, 2.75mb)(LSA Conference presentation) – Karen Porterfield, Seattle University
- Strategic Positioning for a Preferred Future (PDF, 369kb)
- Strategic Positioning: Mind Your Strengths, Focus on the Future (PDF, 217kb)
- Tax Exemption Workshop (online) covers tax compliance issues confronted by small and mid-sized tax exempt organizations – IRS
- Thrive, Survive or Wither? The Future of Nonprofits (LSA Conference presentation) – Stephen Wernet, St. Louis University
Grant and Funding Opportunities
We encourage you to share resources you have found valuable. Please e-mail us with suggestions.
Websites of Interest