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ECFA Slates Webinars on Powerful Ministry Storytelling, Mobile-Giving Trends

Events Free of Charge to ECFA Members; Continuing Ed Credits Available

Contact: Ty Mays, 770-256-8710, tmays@inchristcommunications.com

WINCHESTER, Va., May 1, 2012 /Christian Newswire/ -- ECFA will host a pair of live, hour-long webinars that will help participants tell others what God is doing in their organizations and also understand the future of mobile-giving based donations.

Registration is open at www.ecfa.org/Events.aspx for the online/telephone webinars "Telling the Good Story," set for May 24, and "Trends in Mobile Giving," slated for July 17. Both webinars will begin at 1 p.m. EDT.

"God is moving powerfully through the work of churches and faith-based nonprofits. We want to empower these groups to share their stories and feature them on our website and in our literature," said Dan Busby, ECFA president. "Also, more and more mobile giving is being used to help donors support a ministry. The mobile giving webinar will help ministry leaders benefit from this growing trend."

"Telling the Good Story" will discuss three essentials of a compelling story, which will equip churches and parachurch groups to share their own stories. Featured speakers include officers from the leadership development group Strengthening Leaders L3C: Bill Frisby, CEO/founder, and Dave Rippey, senior partner. The webinar also will feature sales coach Dan Seidman, CEO of Got Influence? and an internationally recognized speaker, consultant and trainer.

The "Trends in Mobile Giving" webinar will feature a trio of speakers that includes Mark Jones, vice president and senior banking consultant at Evangelical Christian Credit Union (ECCU). Jones, who has served in the banking industry and at ECCU for more than 25 years, specializes in helping nonprofits focus on effective financial management. Also speaking is Cathi Linch, financial operations leader and treasurer of LifeChurch.tv, a multi-site church with nationwide campuses, including one campus that meets entirely on the Internet. Rounding out this panel is entrepreneur, humanitarian, author and adviser Atul Tandon, whose work has impacted consumer banking, e-commerce, and humanitarian relief and development.

Continuing education credits are available through the National Association of State Boards of Accountancy (NASBA) and the National Association of Church Business Administration (NACBA).

Registration for the webinars is free for ECFA members and $39 for registered users. A recording of each webinar will be available following the session through the ECFA website at no cost for ECFA members and $29 for nonmembers.

For further information, including speaker bios, and to register, visit www.ecfa.org/Events.aspx.   
 
ECFA, founded in 1979, provides accreditation to leading Christian nonprofit organizations that faithfully demonstrate compliance with the ECFA standards pertaining to financial accountability, fundraising and board governance. To learn more about ECFA, including information about accreditation and a listing of ECFA-accredited members, visit www.ecfa.org or call 1-800-323-9473. 

To schedule an interview with webinar presenters or Dan Busby, contact Ty Mays at 770-256-8710 or tmays@inchristcommunications.com.