Lessons for the Nonprofit Boardroom | Dan Busby & John Pearson

February 4, 2019

The goal is to help boards improve their governance and go on to increase the effectiveness of their ministries. From the unique perspective of Christ-centered nonprofit boardroom experiences, Dan Busby and John Pearson share the lessons they have learned.


A VIP First Look for 2019

January 7, 2019

What’s in store for ministries in 2019? News, insights, trends, and brand new resources for ECFA members, we’re excited to give you a VIP first look at what’s to come! Here at ECFA, 2019 is the year of Excellence and Governance. Tune in for an exclusive sneak peek at the fresh resources, books, and events coming your way. Whatever milestones or goals 2019 holds for you and your ministry, we are here to help!


Annual Planning, Starting and Ending the Year Strong!

December 11, 2018

It’s that time of year again and if you have questions, here are the answers. Drop in for a refresher on all those year-end quirks and to-do list items.


Has your Ministry Considered changing its Benefits Strategy? | Monty Kelso

October 1, 2018

When it comes to benefits, the return to the ministry can be significant if they are properly leveraged. Recruiting and retaining quality people relies on a clear benefits strategy. Join in for a thorough discussion of the role benefits play in the greater mission of your ministry.


Make Budgeting More than a Checklist, Make it Spiritual

September 4, 2018

Live by faith while planning ahead. A thoughtfully prepared budget will save you time by making decisions upfront.  Join ECFA’s Vonna Laue and John Van Drunen for tips on how to get there.


You wouldn’t set out on a cross-country trip without a detailed roadmap and itinerary.

A thoughtfully and prayerfully prepared budget will get your ministry where it needs to go.


Does your budget function as a tool or as a weapon? Before the first amount is set, infuse your budget-setting process with prayer and spiritual discernment.


Leading from a Heart of Service | Dan Busby

September 4, 2018

You’ve heard the adage of servant leadership, and perhaps someone comes to mind when you think of the concept.

Hear from our President, Dan Busby, about his lifetime of service and how God is using those experiences to accomplish His purpose at ECFA.


Is your Nonprofit Registered to Fundraise? Charitable Solicitation Registration with Karl Emerson

August 3, 2018

Before that first call for donations, be sure that you are in the clear. This run-down of requirements will prepare your ministry for proper charitable solicitation.


Tackling Trust Down Under | Guest Interview Steve Kerr

July 3, 2018

The Christian Ministry Advancement Standards Council (CMASC) is a champion of “building faith and trust.” Hear from Steve Kerr about how accountability standards are benefitting the people investing, operating, and watching Christ-centered ministries in Australia.


What’s on your Radar? Financial Oversight Insights - Guest Interview Michael Batts

May 31, 2018

Not everyone is a finance expert, but church administrators and leaders are called to ensure financial integrity.

Surround your ministry with the support and financial leadership needed to stay on track.


Shepherding Givers | Guest Interview Jim Loscheider

May 18, 2018

How does God’s Word inspire us to be generous? Join us for a discussion on changing trends in giving, generosity, and how it applies to your ministry.