Evaluating Access

Today I was reviewing my notes from last year’s n*rich, an annual gathering of North Point Strategic Partnership staff. During one of the sessions, David McDaniel laid out some best practices for strategic partnerships. He said the best partnerships:

1. Have the best staff teams and volunteer teams.
2. Have instilled a culture of generosity.
3. Assimilate newcomers into community quickly.
4. Are completely aware of their financial situation.

I use this often to grade how we’re doing as a new church. What do you think? Are we hitting the target on these four points?