How to Fuel Your Passion
Focused on equipping a multi-denominational group of entrepreneurial Asian American women and Latinas. Integrating faith and tangible leadership skills.
About the Program
Participants will identify a passion project and develop it from start to finish with seasoned experts in their respective fields.
The 8 sessions include the following topics:
- How to Develop a Mission Statement
- Increasing Financial Competency & Sustainability (Budget Planning, Fund Development Tools)
- Strategic Communication & Media Relations
- Developing a Business Plan using Digital Technology
- How to Identify Mission Partners & How to Build Relationships with Potential Funders
- How to Build a Faith-Based Organizational Culture
- The Keys to a Successful Grant Application & the Metrics of Grant Writing
When I sit in these sessions and I receive these practical skills, it makes me feel like, ‘I can do this.’ Also, collaboratively as a group, WE can do this. I’m grateful for the very concrete skills we are all learning. I am seeing people’s projects being birthed. Victoria Pérez Rivera
I am grateful for the resources and support that I have received to enhance my creative process. I can honestly say that I was nervous to birth this new project, “Unnamed Daughters,” an online community for women and girls living: loved, seen, and free, for it has been a while since I have tapped into my creative nature. Aracelis Vazquez-Haye
I have worked in the public, private, and nonprofit sectors and have many years of experience leading within successful local and global organizations. Yet, within just a few months, I am expanding and growing my business acumen with the kind of knowledge that one does not always obtain through formal education. Phanith Rama Sovann Yaletchko
2022 Participant Projects
Our Team of Experts
Associated Press Reporter
Reporter on AP’s Global Religion team. Has written for the Orange County Register, Los Angeles Times Community News and the Daily Breeze. Received fellowships from the International Women’s Media Foundation and the International Center for Journalists.
Digital Strategy Consultant
Currently works as a digital strategy consultant, helping nonprofits, churches, and ministries to accelerate their use of digital tools in the internet age. In process of launching Christian Asian mental Health, and co-hosts the Erasing Shame podcast.
Philanthropy & Fundraising Expert
For 26 years, Jefferson Lee has advanced organizations to achieve $209 million in fundraising as well as building capacity for sustainable futures. Currently the Director of Philanthropy, Asia at World Vision.
Executive Director at PTS
The Executive Director of the Hispanic Theological Initiative and the Hispanic Theological Initiative Consortium at Princeton Theological Seminary, raising over $8.3 million.
Worked in the Human Resources profession for the past thirteen years. Most recently served as the Human Resources Information Systems Leader for EmblemHealth, which is one of the largest regional health plans in New York state, and as a Senior HR Business Systems Analyst at Intuit (the makers of Quickbooks and Turbotax) which is located in the Silicon Valley.
Senior Associate at NFF
Partners with nonprofit organizations at NFF (Nonprofit Finance Fund) to help them strengthen their financial literacy and health through one-on-one coaching, workshops, training, and financial analysis. Has almost a decade of experience in the nonprofit frontline, mission-driven work.
Director of Clinical Pastoral Education,
Credentials: MBA, MDiv, DMin, PhD, BCC, ACPE CE. Director of Clinical Pastoral Education Center at Brooke Army Medical Center in San Antonio, TX. ACPE Certified Educator / National Faculty, and an active duty U.S. Army Chaplain. Has experience with managing non-appropriated and appropriated funds (over $1.6M), 30 contractors, and leading a staff of 11 military and civilian personnel.
Foundation President & Chief Development Officer at Cooperative Baptist Fellowship
President of the CBF Foundation and chief development officer for the Cooperative Baptist Fellowship (CBF)> Provides strategic leadership and management for a faith-based non-profit foundation with total assets totaling $64M+.
Chief Operating Officer
Chief Operating Officer at Stuff You Can Use. Served in the local church for 12+ years in the areas of revitalization and innovation, worked in government on the local & national levels, directed strategy for service learning in higher education, and continues to teach on topics of organizational and change leadership.
Deborah H.C. Gin
Director of Research & Faculty Development at ATS
Previously a senior faculty fellow in the Center for Teaching, Learning, and Assessment and an associate professor of ministry at Azusa Pacific Seminary. Areas of research include pedagogy, higher education administration, multicultural education engagement, and diversity inclusivity.