Leading Congregations and Nonprofits in a Connected World is an exciting project Rabbi Hayimn Herring and I just completed. Knowing organizations are shifting from centralized to more decentralized, networked systems, we wanted to learn about what this shift means for congregations and faith-based nonprofits. Hence, this project engaged in exploratory research learning from leaders and organizations working this shift on the front lines of ministry. The research methodology was a mixture of qualitative interviews and social media research. For more on his project see the video and research plan below or see the book by the same name published by Rowman and Littlefield publishers. (Click here.)
Intro to Social Analytics video – the first part addresses Facebook and Twitter begins at 11 minutes.
A Rubric for Leading in a Connected World is a presentation given at Hope’s Leadership Conference in West Des Moines, IA (October 2016) based on the concluding chapter of the book.
Leading Change in a Google World is a presentation given at Hope’s Leadership Conference in West Des Moines, IA (October 2015) noting some of the shifts taking place and some early findings.
Jacob’s Well, one of the congregations studied, celebrates 10 years. This is what they say about themselves:
And here is another community in the study, GPS Faith Community