The purpose of Amplify’s Learning Academy is to improve the capability of faith-based nonprofits so they can build their programs and services with confidence, strengthen their viability, and make an impact in their communities and beyond. The Academy creates an exceptional learning environment, bringing together business leaders to share with Executive Directors and other leaders in the nonprofit ministry space to provide the necessary support, training, and encouragement ministries are needing to better deliver on their missions. It has been my joy and privilege to watch what happens when the body of Christ comes together using the gifts God has uniquely blessed us with to serve one another.

Join us as we discover God’s abundant resources and the true impact of what it means to be the body of Christ.

Schedule

8:00-8:25 am Fellowship
8:30 am Workshop
10:30 am Break
10:45 am Amp Session #1
11:15 am Amp Session #2
12 noon Adjourn

Topics

• Clarifying Who You Are
• Solidifying Your Program Model
• Evaluation Metrics
• Fundraising
• Finance & Operations
• Digital Marketing
• Leadership Development
• Priority Setting

Nonprofit Leader Track
Target Audience: Emerging Christian Nonprofit Leaders.
Purpose: The purpose is to equip participants with the basic principles of the core foundational building blocks needed to operate and lead a nonprofit organization. The goal is to provide hands on training, tools, and tactics using a workshop format that is highly tangible and applicable, allowing for the utilization of best practices and the ability for participants to scale their organization to greater impact and sustainability.

In addition, participants share resources, networks and work together creating a vibrant community of leaders.

Advanced Nonprofit Leader Track
Target Audience: Emerging Christian Nonprofit Leaders who have completed track 101-201 or the equivalent.
Purpose: The purpose is to delve deep into key subject areas that are critical to the health and strength of an organization. The goal is to provide hands on training, tools, and tactics using a workshop format that is highly tangible and applicable, allowing for the utilization of best practices and the ability for participants to scale their organization to greater impact and sustainability.

In addition, participants share resources, networks and work together creating a vibrant community of leaders.

Mid Management Track
Target Audience: Mid-level management individuals in mid to large sized Christian nonprofits.
Purpose: The purpose is to invest and develop mid-level staff members who have the desire and gifts to grow in their role within your organization and/or to make an impact in the nonprofit arena. Education and training are provided on the foundational building blocks of operating a nonprofit organization. Leadership development activities are woven into each session to help individuals determine and plan how the training can best impact their vocational and leadership journey.

In addition, participants share resources, networks and work together creating a vibrant community of leaders.

Executive Track
Target Audience: Presidents of mid-sized nonprofits and VP’s of large nonprofits
Purpose: The purpose is to bring together Presidents and VP’s of Christian nonprofits to connect monthly, serve as resources to one another, and tackle issues or subject matters of high importance within their nonprofit sphere. Sessions will be led by a high capacity consultant who will present on a subject matter, as well as facilitate discussions, questions, and meaningful group interactions.

Lynn Giovannelli
Director of Advancement, Groves Academy

Karen Rose
Development Director, YouthLinks

Alisha Soule
Principal, Three Rivers Consulting

Peter Bailey
President, The Prouty Project

Dr. Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth
College Professor

Becky Walker
Infinity Giving

Mike Martiny
Chief Revenue Officer, HRA IQ

Stiles Anderson
President, Studio/E

Gino Giovannelli
Professor, University of St. Thomas

David Stark
President, Businesskeys Int.

*Tentative presenters subject to change

Kaycee Stanley | The Reel Hope Project | FOSTER CARE
Creating videos of Minnesota kids who are waiting to be adopted.

Julie Ledy | Adoption is Love | FOSTER CARE
Granting wishing to kids and families in foster care.

Ben Bevis | Encircled | YOUTH
Helping youth identify, launch and sustain their God-given purpose.

Jill Hall | Global Horizons Inc | GLOBAL MISSION
Providing infrastructure to 40 locally-led community projects around the world.

Steve Johnson | Five Stone Media | ADULTS
Using video story telling to bring hope and healing to those in need of change.

Drew Boe | Managers on a Mission | SPORTS
Developing Christ-centered future leaders of the sports industry.

Tami Moberg | Quincy House | TEENS
Empowering teens to have hope for their future while providing unconditional love and guidance along the way.

Maridel Sandberg | Together for Good | FAMILIES
Assisting families in times of crisis.

Eric Chavoustie | Life on Life Mentoring | MENTORS
Building long-term mentors to disciple youth from hard places.

Jonny Nelson | JSAW | YOUTH
Transforming action sports culture.

Shawn Morrison | Good in the Hood | COMMUNITY
To influence, inspire and impact individuals, families and entire communities for good.

Terri Hands | Trafficking Justice | SEX TRAFFICKING
Inspire, equip and mobilize people to end sexual exploitation.

Kerrie Holschbach | Food for His Children | POVERTY – TANZANIA
Providing a sustainable program in Tanzania to end poverty.

Don Dewy | Crossing Home | HOUSING
Providing housing to enhance the lives of those affected by addiction and incarceration.

Regina Kehl | Journey 28:19 | POVERTY – ETHIOPIA
Partnering with local leaders to end the cycle of poverty through education, discipleship, and vocational training.

Keith Lokkesmoe | Trafficking Justice | SEX TRAFFICKING
Partnering with organizations to abolish sexual exploitation/trafficking by equipping, connecting, and mobilizing volunteers from church communities.

Jessica Bartholomew | Act United | SEX TRAFFICKING
Educating parents, teachers, citizens, and children about the hazards posed by child prostitution and slavery.

Shane O’Rourke | Lift Up | FUNDING PLATFORM
Donation platform where every penny donated supports life-changing tangible projects with the greatest impact around the world.

Madie Hubert | Steve Gahagen | Play to Your Strengths | PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT
Strengthsfinder training and coaching for schools, businesses, churches, and individuals.

Susie Brooks | Veritas Academy | EDUCATION
Providing a private classical Christian education for pre-K, kindergarten through 12th grade.

Elaine Tymchak | Cultivate International | POVERTY
Empowering community leaders to fight poverty and injustices through small-scale, grassroots community efforts.

Linda Wiza | The Dwelling Place | DOMESTIC ABUSE
Providing healing, hope and housing to victims of domestic abuse.

Tammi Thompson | Doug Keillor | Juvenile Justice Int’l | YOUTH – MEXICO
Advocate for policy reforms in the juvenile justice system and improve respect for human rights for the most vulnerable children.

Phil Carlson | Connected Marriage | MARRIAGE
Equipping churches to help improve the quality of martial relationships.

Nancy Alvarado | Bricks to Bread | POVERTY – COSTA RICA
Helping to build brick ovens for Costa Rican families seeking a sustainable source of income.

Edith Hudson | Edith’s House | HOMELESSNESS – MN
Survivor-led shelter providing support to homeless.

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“I have been blown away by the quality and capacity level of people I was connected to in the Amplify Mission Network’s Learning Academy. Exponentially advancing the impact of our organization!”

Shane O’Rourke | Lift Up

“One word best sums up my experience working with participants in Amplify’s Learning Academy, ‘inspirational’. The non-profi t leaders were inspired by thinking in new ways about the underlining assumptions of how their program ‘works’ to bring about the desired change and to evaluate their program to best demonstrate program success. I was inspired by the palpable compassion and tenacity of these leaders.”

Dr. Kristina Gorbatenko-Roth | College Professor