Sharon T. Ellens
I am a lifelong CRC member, and a longtime employee of the CRC in various capacities, currently as Director of Advancement Services* in the Grand Rapids office. I have no official role with the Network, but am very interested in seeing the CRC broaden its influence with younger generations and a wider ethnic community. *I describe Advancement Services as "the backroom for fundraising and communications." Our stellar team in Burlington, Pasadena, and Grand Rapids helps CRC ministries raise support and awareness by managing a large database, processing gifts, producing receipts and reports, streamlining processes, and suggesting best practices.
Hello Bert! It's great to see your name on the Network. I hope all is well with you and Marie. And yes, you are a poster child for an "active retirement." Kudos to you both!
-- Sharon...posted on: Retired, but Still Productive
Hi Ken --
If it makes you feel better, not *all* women are better at non-verbals, etc. I, for one, have had a lot to learn when it comes to listening well, and responding to the message...posted on: Give Ear
Ken, thanks for bringing up this crucial topic. I'm a parent of two great young adults, and I've worked with teen leaders in the past. I have been very impressed with their level of thinking and...posted on: The Gap: Young Adult Leadership
Hi Lois --
I was doing a little comparative research for another purpose, and thought I'd share a few cost details I found.
1) CanadaHelps (www.canadahelps.org), for Canadian...
Our IT director alerted me a Google tool that will evaluate a web page and let you know what is likely to be seen, or not seen, by users.
Here's the main page:
http://browsersize....posted on: Handy Web Resources
We had an intern a couple of years ago who did some research on church and denomination database issues. In her notes, I found reference to these packages, recommended by someone at the Center...
Good thoughts, Sheri. To take a page from design fields, "form follows function." If function (ministry) starts following form (organization), we have a problem.
~ Sharon Ellensposted on: Managing Churches Well