Connections.  They are essential to every aspect of our lives - personal, spiritual and professional.  While they tie us to our past and ground us in tradition and identity, connections are key to moving forward.  As Christians, we value connections to our past, to the larger community and to each other.  These connections tie us together in community and move us forward in faith for service in and to the world.

Update From ALDE on COVID-19
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IGNITE: Milwaukee 2021
February 24-27 
at Hilton Milwaukee City Center

The next annual ALDE International Educational Conference will be in Milwaukee, February 24-27, 2021.  Plan to attend this event so you can learn how to maximize fundraising, marketing, communications, and nonprofit leadership.  IGNITE will include top-notch keynote speakers; master classes offered by renowned experts; a rich selection of curriculum sessions that will meet your needs no matter your experience level; and valuable network building with others who face similar challenges and opportunities.  Plus, you'll surely appreciate the chance to recharge and reinvigorate in this fun city!



Webinar: Discovery — Learn About Your Donors' Assets
With Cathy Sheffield, CFRE
April 16 at 12:30 p.m. CT

What do you own?  Is it valuable?  Do your kids want it?  Do you owe anything on it?  Are you thinking about selling it?  Wouldn’t it be great to just straight up ask the questions that will help you identify assets that might be ripe for charitable giving?  When you can’t be that blunt, Cathy R. Sheffield helps you ease into conversations that yield the information you need to develop gift options.  Learn more and RSVP.