Philanthropic Service for Institutions (PSI) is the North American Division’s (NAD) internal consulting department, and is both a one-stop shop and a gateway to services. The institutions we serve are Seventh-day Adventist® universities/colleges, hospitals and other healthcare institutions, churches, schools, youth camps, community services, supporting ministries and other Adventist organizations which use the services we provide to instruct, inform and support their philanthropic programs.
Perspectives from the Field
Glimpses of Fundraising in Adventist Organizations
How We Serve
Provide training—workshops, seminars, short presentations, courses, one-on-one training, institutes, on-line offerings (podcasts, webinars), board training
Provide education—assistance toward receiving certification, higher education class presentations, career advice, mentoring
Provide resources—library, on-line materials, hard-copy materials, publications, referrals to other organizations and their services which enhance what PSI provides
Small capacity building grants—available for needs that can’t be met in an organization’s budget
Plan events—PSI conference, special interest meetings, president’s dinner and colloquium
Information-sharing—responses to phone calls and e-mails, answering questions, sending materials, referring to experts/colleagues among our ranks
Customized services—special materials such as for faith-based organizations and speakers of other languages
Consulting services—responses to e-mail and phone requests for assistance and information, and face-to-face meetings, on site or at PSI offices
Career development—career advice, advising of those who want to increase expertise in fundraising while maintaining their present positions, creating awareness, training, mentoring, and academic programs
Data sharing—maintenance of a database so that all groups and persons can receive information and updates
Communications—e-Dollar (online newsletter), inclusion in NAD materials and a dynamic, informative website
Social media—Website as center of action, twitter, e-mail, and texting
Networking—connecting members for mutual benefit and with other organizations, materials, professional organizations, and career opportunities
Provide internships—Career Opportunities
Senior professionals—Opportunities for professional growth and involvement via the Executive Leadership Institute
Conference on Philanthropy (COP): Our signature event that is customized to today’s fundraiser. The conference addresses today’s current trends in philanthropy while allowing you to network with peers and experts from around the globe. It takes place every three years.
Training Sessions and Seminars: These include continuing education courses, and online learning on a variety of topics, in cities around the country hosted by experts within and beyond our church.