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.

ALDE Announces Laurie Brill as New Executive Director

brill-laurieALDE, the international professional association known for Christian Excellence in Philanthropy, is excited to announce that it has hired Laurie Brill as its new Executive Director.

She succeeds Phyllis Castens Wiederhoeft, who has retired as Executive Director after holding that position since 2001. 

“We look forward to the direction that Laurie will take ALDE,” said Jason Gerdes, President of the Board of Directors. “Kudos to our search committee for finding some top candidates. We are confident that Laurie is the right person to lead as ALDE begins the next 40 years of strengthening ministry and nonprofit leaders.”

Brill comes to ALDE after nearly three decades working in higher education, most recently as Interim Executive Director and Director of Marketing with the Lutheran Educational Conference of North America. 


Webinar: Igniting a Social Media Fire 
Thursday, March 21, 2019

In the world of social media, it's easy to get lost in too many options. In this webinar, we will cover which platforms will be most effective to reach your donors and constituents; how to set up the accounts; and then basic tips and secrets for managing your accounts with limited time. Details and registration.