Leadership

Most experts who study organisational effectiveness agree that the single most important variable for organisational impact and success is leadership. When leadership is healthy, employees are engaged and confident, joy and camaraderie abound, and there is clarity of vision and support to achieve goals.

Leadership Topics

  • What is leadership?
  • A view of healthy leadership
  • Things great leaders do
  • Growing great leaders
  • Leading a healthy organisation
  • Leadership hand over

Mission & Vision

A clear mission comes from a clear vision. Vision is what we can see in our mind’s eye as a destination we are moving to. Mission is the statement about how we will get there. A mission statement is inspirational, focussed and clear, guiding all major decisions to build strategy and achieve impact.

Mission & Vision Topics

  • Drifting away from your mission?
  • How to define your mission
  • Bring your mission to life
  • Doing the work of the mission
  • How change happens
  • Clarity of vision

People, Teams & Values

An organisation’s culture is its personality, the essence of how its people interact and work with those inside and outside the organisation. A healthy culture is one in which team members collaborate, share knowledge, communicate and, most importantly, enable each person to be and bring their best.

People, Teams & Values Topics

  • Cultivating a healthy culture
  • Growing healthy teams
  • Growing healthy individuals
  • Creating an inspiring work environment
  • Planning team capacity
  • Faith at work

Communication & Identity

It’s important to remember that your brand is not your logo, but the sum total of all the interactions with your organisation. An organisation’s brand should enjoy a healthy level of exposure that builds trust, tells the impact stories and communicates a clear value proposition with all stakeholders.

Communication & Identity Topics

  • Foundations of communication and identity
  • Building a strategic identity
  • Communicating more effectively
  • Communications tips, tools and channels
  • Assessing communication effectiveness
  • Telling impactful stories

Funding

All organisations need resources to achieve their strategic aspirations. An organisation that is healthy in the area of funding has established an income model which considers suitable income sources and a fund development strategy to sustain the organisation through both short- and long-term goals.

Funding Topics

  • The joy of fundraising
  • The Non Profit business model
  • Contagious fundraising
  • Strategies for fundraising
  • Tools for fundraising
  • Foundations of financial sustaiability

Strategy

All too often, there’s a discrepancy between an organisation’s strategy and its reality. Strategy takes time and thoughtful investigation before it can be effectively applied. Good strategy is built on a well-researched theory of change and is evaluated according to realistic goals which lead to innovation, expansion, quality improvement and diversification.

Strategy Topics

  • Decoding strategy
  • Defining strategic priorities
  • Developing actionable plans
  • Making your strategy happen
  • Designing your organisation for success
  • Valuing strategic partnerships

Operations & Finance

Operations are the organisational infrastructure, systems, and processes that ensure things get done efficiently. Systems and processes allow for effective management of communication, data, and resources. Good financial management practices consider budgeting, cash flow planning and cost awareness throughout the organisation.

Operations & Finance Topics

  • Optimising the organisation
  • Enabling systems and technology
  • Healthy organisational rhythms
  • Budget and cashflow planning
  • Healthy financial processes
  • Biblical principles of money

Governance & Oversight

The overseers seek to ensure that the organisational mandate is executed through qualified leadership, good governance and adequate resources, ensuring a high level of accountability. They are responsible for overseeing leaders, stewarding the mission, and ensuring the organisation meets its legal and ethical obligations.

Governance & Oversight Topics

  • The foundations of Governance
  • Governance, Mission and Stewardship
  • What should a board do?
  • Board and management partnership
  • What makes a great board member?
  • What makes a great chair person?

Impact Management

Evaluation is the analysis of outcomes to determine whether we are making progress toward our mission. Measuring impact keeps the core narrative alive. When we honestly assess our impact, we weigh reality against the organisation’s intended purpose.

Impact Management Topics

  • Valuing impact
  • Defining intended impact
  • Collecting impactful quantitative data
  • Collecting impactful qualitative data
  • Responding to impact data
  • Becoming a learning organisation

Courses & Resources

We’ve identified 9 dimensions, each complemented by a diverse collection of resources.

Dive in by clicking on a dimension to understand its importance and explore the associated resources.

Leadership

3 Courses

What is leadership?

Crystal clear definitions of “leadership” and “servant leadership” so you know what you’re doing as a leader.

Leadership

3 Courses

A view of healthy leadership

We need many more healthy leaders – now and in the future – but exactly what does that mean?

Leadership

4 Courses

Things great leaders do

There are three essential things that effective leaders do.

Leadership

3 Courses

Growing great leaders

We know we need healthy leaders, but how do we build them?

Leadership

3 Courses

Leading a healthy organisation

Everything you do as a leader nurture your organisational culture, so you must know how to do this well!

Leadership

5 Courses

Leadership handover

Identify, equip and empower other leaders that will be able to continue the work and see it thrive well beyond your lifetime.

Leadership

8 Courses

The making of a leader

We believe that there is a Designer who has a design for each one of us. There is a plan. There are purposes that He has destined us to fulfill. This course is about ‘personal leadership development’. It is about you and the plan God has for you. Our goal is to help you discern God’s plan for your life.

Mission & Vision

2 Courses

Drifting away from your mission?

No organisation is immune to mission drift. These courses will help you discover how to keep your organisation true to its mission.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

How to define your mission

This course will guide you in creating a mission, method, and motivation framework that will help you to keep your organisation mission true.

Mission & Vision

2 Courses

Bring your mission to life

This topic aims to give practical guidance on how to bring your mission to life in your organisation.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

Doing the work of the mission

Learn how to establish one practice that you can apply in your organisation to remain mission aligned into the future.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

How change happens

A well researched and mapped process of change as an organisational blueprint that guides your activities and operations.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

Clarity of vision

Clarifying and communicating a compelling picture of the future you believe God has for your organisation.

People, Teams & Values

3 Courses

Cultivating a healthy culture

Discovering the key ingredients to growing a healthy organisational culture.

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Growing healthy teams

Introducing team strengthening models and techniques that can aid in the growth from a group of individuals to a high performing team.

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Growing healthy individuals

Fostering individuals development that is focussed on developing mastery, encouraging innovation and building trust.

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Creating an inspiring work environment

Creating a work environment which inspires people and encourages making opportunities for innovation and creativity

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Planning team capacity

A human resources requirement plan that supports the organisational strategy and how to attract the best talent

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Faith at work

Demonstrating a commitment to Christ through practicing biblical values in the workplace

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Foundations of communication and identity

What is organisational identity, why it's important, and what are the basic process for creating an effective identity & clear communication

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Building a strategic identity

How to use the components of strategic identity to create a brand strategy for your organisation

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Communicating more effectively

How does your strategic identity affect communication and how to communicate differently to various stakeholders

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Communications tips, tools and channels

Tips and tools to hone your marketing content through the right channels to reach the target audience

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Assessing communication effectiveness

Test the messaging to ensure that it communicates clearly, compellingly and correctly

Communication & Identity

3 Courses

Telling impactful stories

How to tell stories of the impact your organisation is having

Funding

1 Course

The joy of fundraising

Discover the joy of the fundraising ministry as you grow a community of supporters.

Funding

1 Course

The Non Profit business model

Clearly define your Non-profit business model with fundraising planning as a prioritized, strategic, annual and systematic process

Funding

1 Course

Contagious fundraising

We are the guides that invite champions of the cause to become educated on the problem and how they can participate in solving it

Funding

1 Course

Strategies for fundraising

Develop fundraising strategies for reaching and engaging with the heart motives of the different types of donors.

Funding

1 Course

Skills for fundraising

Learn more on the skills needed for fundraising.

Funding

3 Courses

Tools for fundraising

Practical tools that make the work and reward of fundraising sustainable

Strategy

1 Course

Decoding Strategy

Understand and articulate what organisational strategy is, including its main elements.

Strategy

2 Courses

Foundations of strategy

What is included in strategy and how to lay a firm foundation

Strategy

1 Course

Defining strategic priorities

Arriving at a curated collection of focus areas for progress toward organisational vision

Strategy

1 Course

Developing actionable plans

Converting the strategic priorities into an actionable plan of how to move towards the envisioned future

Strategy

1 Course

Designing your organisation for success

Assess and create organisational readiness and organisational design to implement and execute strategic plan

Strategy

1 Course

Valuing strategic partnerships

Recognising, valuing, and learning how to collaborate with others to achieve your strategic plan.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Optimising the organisation

How to standardise, document and embed your core processes in order to reliably repeat success throughout the organisation.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Enabling systems and technology

What are the correct enabling systems and technology required to support your operations?

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Healthy organisational rhythms

Healthy and effective meetings and work rhythms are the heartbeat of an organisation.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Budget and cash flow planning

Annual budget reflecting priorities and realistic cost estimates against projected income and cash-flow management with project planning and execution.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Healthy financial processes

Budgetary process and management accounts assist in cost awareness and healthy and wise management of finances

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Biblical principles of money

How to steward the finances entrusted to you in a way that honours God.

Governance & Oversight

2 Courses

The foundations of governance

What is a board of directors and does the idea rest on a biblical foundation?

Governance & Oversight

2 Courses

Governance, mission and stewardship

What makes some boards more effective than others with access to the same resources?

Governance & Oversight

1 Course

What should a board do?

What are the key responsibilities of a ministry board?

Governance & Oversight

1 Course

Board and management partnership

How do the roles of the board and management team differ?

Governance & Oversight

2 Courses

What makes a great board member?

What are the attributes and responsibilities of ministry board member?

Governance & Oversight

1 Course

What makes a great chairperson?

What is the role of the board chairperson and the qualities needed to support that role?

Impact Management

1 Course

Valuing impact

Impact is your value proposition, your mission and your cause. To be clear-headed about impact, we first need to know: what kind of impact we intend to make, how we know if we are making that impact, and what to do with our discoveries about our impact.

Impact Management

1 Course

Defining intended impact

When we name our intention, we clarify our thinking and sharpen our focus. The first step in the intention phase of evaluation is to develop just a few (3 to 5) statements that communicate the difference we want to see in the lives of the people we serve as a result of the program we offer.

Impact Management

1 Course

Collecting impactful qualitative data

Learn how to seek data on the qualitative change in people. This means that you are paying attention to significant shifts in their thinking (believe), who they are becoming (become), and a transformation in their heart (love).

Impact Management

1 Course

Collecting impactful quantitative data

Learn how to seek data on how people are thinking differently, behaving differently, and feeling differently as a result of your organisation’s services and programs.

Impact Management

1 Course

Responding to impact data

Responding to findings honours the voice of your participants. It demonstrates that you are a responsive, learning organisation. It makes your program more effective over time.

Impact Management

1 Course

Becoming a learning organisation

See your organisation thrive into the future by developing habits of evaluation and continuous improvement.

Leadership

3 Courses

What is leadership?

Crystal clear definitions of “leadership” and “servant leadership” so you know what you’re doing as a leader.

Leadership

3 Courses

A view of healthy leadership

We need many more healthy leaders – now and in the future – but exactly what does that mean?

Leadership

4 Courses

Things great leaders do

There are three essential things that effective leaders do.

Leadership

3 Courses

Growing great leaders

We know we need healthy leaders, but how do we build them?

Leadership

3 Courses

Leading a healthy organisation

Everything you do as a leader nurture your organisational culture, so you must know how to do this well!

Leadership

5 Courses

Leadership handover

Identify, equip and empower other leaders that will be able to continue the work and see it thrive well beyond your lifetime.

Leadership

8 Courses

The making of a leader

We believe that there is a Designer who has a design for each one of us. There is a plan. There are purposes that He has destined us to fulfill. This course is about ‘personal leadership development’. It is about you and the plan God has for you. Our goal is to help you discern God’s plan for your life.

Mission & Vision

2 Courses

Drifting away from your mission?

No organisation is immune to mission drift. These courses will help you discover how to keep your organisation true to its mission.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

How to define your mission

This course will guide you in creating a mission, method, and motivation framework that will help you to keep your organisation mission true.

Mission & Vision

2 Courses

Bring your mission to life

This topic aims to give practical guidance on how to bring your mission to life in your organisation.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

Doing the work of the mission

Learn how to establish one practice that you can apply in your organisation to remain mission aligned into the future.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

How change happens

A well researched and mapped process of change as an organisational blueprint that guides your activities and operations.

Mission & Vision

1 Course

Clarity of vision

Clarifying and communicating a compelling picture of the future you believe God has for your organisation.

People, Teams & Values

3 Courses

Cultivating a healthy culture

Discovering the key ingredients to growing a healthy organisational culture.

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Growing healthy teams

Introducing team strengthening models and techniques that can aid in the growth from a group of individuals to a high performing team.

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Growing healthy individuals

Fostering individuals development that is focussed on developing mastery, encouraging innovation and building trust.

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Creating an inspiring work environment

Creating a work environment which inspires people and encourages making opportunities for innovation and creativity

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Planning team capacity

A human resources requirement plan that supports the organisational strategy and how to attract the best talent

People, Teams & Values

1 Course

Faith at work

Demonstrating a commitment to Christ through practicing biblical values in the workplace

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Foundations of communication and identity

What is organisational identity, why it's important, and what are the basic process for creating an effective identity & clear communication

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Building a strategic identity

How to use the components of strategic identity to create a brand strategy for your organisation

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Communicating more effectively

How does your strategic identity affect communication and how to communicate differently to various stakeholders

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Communications tips, tools and channels

Tips and tools to hone your marketing content through the right channels to reach the target audience

Communication & Identity

1 Course

Assessing communication effectiveness

Test the messaging to ensure that it communicates clearly, compellingly and correctly

Communication & Identity

3 Courses

Telling impactful stories

How to tell stories of the impact your organisation is having

Funding

1 Course

The joy of fundraising

Discover the joy of the fundraising ministry as you grow a community of supporters.

Funding

1 Course

The Non Profit business model

Clearly define your Non-profit business model with fundraising planning as a prioritized, strategic, annual and systematic process

Funding

1 Course

Contagious fundraising

We are the guides that invite champions of the cause to become educated on the problem and how they can participate in solving it

Funding

1 Course

Strategies for fundraising

Develop fundraising strategies for reaching and engaging with the heart motives of the different types of donors.

Funding

1 Course

Skills for fundraising

Learn more on the skills needed for fundraising.

Funding

3 Courses

Tools for fundraising

Practical tools that make the work and reward of fundraising sustainable

Strategy

1 Course

Decoding Strategy

Understand and articulate what organisational strategy is, including its main elements.

Strategy

2 Courses

Foundations of strategy

What is included in strategy and how to lay a firm foundation

Strategy

1 Course

Defining strategic priorities

Arriving at a curated collection of focus areas for progress toward organisational vision

Strategy

1 Course

Developing actionable plans

Converting the strategic priorities into an actionable plan of how to move towards the envisioned future

Strategy

1 Course

Designing your organisation for success

Assess and create organisational readiness and organisational design to implement and execute strategic plan

Strategy

1 Course

Valuing strategic partnerships

Recognising, valuing, and learning how to collaborate with others to achieve your strategic plan.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Optimising the organisation

How to standardise, document and embed your core processes in order to reliably repeat success throughout the organisation.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Enabling systems and technology

What are the correct enabling systems and technology required to support your operations?

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Healthy organisational rhythms

Healthy and effective meetings and work rhythms are the heartbeat of an organisation.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Budget and cash flow planning

Annual budget reflecting priorities and realistic cost estimates against projected income and cash-flow management with project planning and execution.

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Healthy financial processes

Budgetary process and management accounts assist in cost awareness and healthy and wise management of finances

Operations & Finance

1 Course

Biblical principles of money

How to steward the finances entrusted to you in a way that honours God.

Governance & Oversight

2 Courses

The foundations of governance

What is a board of directors and does the idea rest on a biblical foundation?

Governance & Oversight

2 Courses

Governance, mission and stewardship

What makes some boards more effective than others with access to the same resources?

Governance & Oversight

1 Course

What should a board do?

What are the key responsibilities of a ministry board?

Governance & Oversight

1 Course

Board and management partnership

How do the roles of the board and management team differ?

Governance & Oversight

2 Courses

What makes a great board member?

What are the attributes and responsibilities of ministry board member?

Governance & Oversight

1 Course

What makes a great chairperson?

What is the role of the board chairperson and the qualities needed to support that role?

Impact Management

1 Course

Valuing impact

Impact is your value proposition, your mission and your cause. To be clear-headed about impact, we first need to know: what kind of impact we intend to make, how we know if we are making that impact, and what to do with our discoveries about our impact.

Impact Management

1 Course

Defining intended impact

When we name our intention, we clarify our thinking and sharpen our focus. The first step in the intention phase of evaluation is to develop just a few (3 to 5) statements that communicate the difference we want to see in the lives of the people we serve as a result of the program we offer.

Impact Management

1 Course

Collecting impactful qualitative data

Learn how to seek data on the qualitative change in people. This means that you are paying attention to significant shifts in their thinking (believe), who they are becoming (become), and a transformation in their heart (love).

Impact Management

1 Course

Collecting impactful quantitative data

Learn how to seek data on how people are thinking differently, behaving differently, and feeling differently as a result of your organisation’s services and programs.

Impact Management

1 Course

Responding to impact data

Responding to findings honours the voice of your participants. It demonstrates that you are a responsive, learning organisation. It makes your program more effective over time.

Impact Management

1 Course

Becoming a learning organisation

See your organisation thrive into the future by developing habits of evaluation and continuous improvement.

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