ALDE Advocates

What is an ALDE Advocate?

In short, an ALDE advocate is a champion of ALDE, expressing ALDE’s core values, benefits and contributions to faith-focused philanthropy. Building our membership of involved and enthusiastic members strengthens the profession, the members, and ALDE.

Let us know you want to be an Advocate

Why do we need Advocates?

One word: connect! Advocates are needed to expand the base of prospective members by identifying connections with faith-based individuals and organizations in their local communities. They cultivate a culture of hospitality to develop prospects and encourage membership, especially Christian development professionals and/or those serving faith-based organizations. When needed, they communicate the “Lutheran Lens” when encountering other Christians who are not familiar with ALDE.

How do I Become an ALDE Advocate?

Are you passionate about the mission of ALDE? Do you enjoy building relationships? Are you a self-starter? Do you like being part of a team? Are you knowledgeable about your locale? Then you could be an ALDE Advocate!

What Are the Responsibilities of an ALDE Advocate?

  • Uphold ALDE as a faith-focused organization and resource to Inspire, Connect and Equip Christians for Excellence in Philanthropy
  • Create and facilitate local network contacts within a geographical cluster of your chapter (advocates will be assigned based on clusters of current membership in the chapter)
  • Identify individuals and faith-based organizations within the assigned geographical cluster
    • Seek out new hires at constituent organizations
    • Ask permission to email if person has been identified through online research
  • Serve as a local, informal mentor as relationships are built
  • Find ways to engage prospects in chapter activities and events, and with other chapter members.
  • Communicate with, report to, and be accountable to Advocates Team and ultimately to Board and staff
  • Serve for two years, renewable if mutually agreeable between Advocate and Advocates Team

Let us know you want to be an Advocate