Prophetic Leadership:. A New Paradigm for Mission Advancement. Presented by Gregory J. Griffin and Daniel McCormack. Presenters. Gregory J. Griffin Congregational Director, Mission Advancement Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities Syracuse, NY Daniel J. McCormack President
A New Paradigm for Mission Advancement
Presented by Gregory J. Griffin and Daniel McCormack
Gregory J. Griffin
Congregational Director, Mission Advancement
Sisters of St. Francis of the Neumann Communities
Daniel J. McCormack
Hospital Sisters of St. Francis Foundation
THERE IS HOPE!
What does religious life in America look like today? Do we see our institutions as we really are?
What should religious life aspire to in the future to maximize experience for its members and for society?
How do we, as advancement professionals, inspire future philanthropic support?
Fight or Flight?
+ Diminishing Revenue
+ Increasing Healthcare Needs
Increased focus on CARE
- Changing donor demographics
- Changing donor needs
Increased demand for ADVANCEMENT
“[We] are not just writing checks to established non-profits… There are a million ways to be philanthropic [now] that there weren’t in 1985.”
19 pt. differential is the largest in the study
It’s now or never…
But most important…
The remaining members of our communities
How can we help our leadership
teams to become prophetic?
A prophet is a person who is imbued by the divine, serving as a spokesperson for God, whose life then becomes the message.
What it’s not
“A serious prophet upon predicting a flood should be the first to climb a tree.”
- Stephen Crane
We have many trees
“The hardest thing is not to get people to accept new ideas. It is to get them to forget old ones.”
- John Maynard Keynes
What does it look like?
Depends on how you’re structured…
“Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we’ve been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.”
- Barack Obama