Even with the best of intentions, our desire to help can hurt others if we haven’t taken the time to think through why we’re doing what we’re doing or how we plan to do it. Restore Strategies’ resources will help expose you and your team to new ways of thinking about problems, solutions, and stakeholders as well as provide insight into some of the best practices in the field.
Called by God Himself to love and serve the marginalized and vulnerable, faith-inspired individuals can become the most passionate and dedicated volunteers available – if they are equipped and cared for well. We want to help your organization better understand the convictions of volunteers, what they hope to accomplish through their experiences, and how they desire to grow as individuals. Learn more about tried and true techniques used by other nonprofits to recruit, retain, and motivate their best volunteers.
Resources are great, but they aren’t very helpful if there isn’t any way to apply the concepts to your nonprofit. The reflections and exercises in the Restore Strategies Nonprofit Workbook will help leaders in your organization begin to think through some of the most important concepts so that you are equipped to better care for the most vulnerable members of your community. Download the workbook for free today!
While no metric is perfect, governments, partners, volunteers, and donors often want to get a sense of the kind of impact you and your team are having on the community. Without sound program design or robust evaluation, you won’t have the data you need to make wise decisions, steward your resources well, or demonstrate to stakeholders you have the capacity to really move the needle on the problems facing your city. The resources below provide insight into the various approaches to program design, assessment, and evaluation so that you and your team can better pursue restoration.
When religious donors come to understand that they are part of a larger community and called to a global mission to care for others, they can become an even greater force for social, economic, and spiritual transformation. Faith-based organizations must continue to draw them into that vision and work alongside them to help communities begin to look a little more like the Kingdom that is to come.
Nonprofit employees can experience burnout, deep frustration, and fatalism if their organizations lack healthy cultures that promote self-care, personal development, and a deep sense of purpose and meaning. If pursued well, faith-based entities can set the example in this space and demonstrate to others what it looks like to care for those on the margins as well as in the cubicles.