Navigate Conference 2023: Charting a Course
New name. New location. Charting a new course.
A near-record number attended the annual SCSBC Conference for Finance and Advancement, now called Navigate. About 90 people, including school finance and advancement staff, administrators, board members, and SCSBC staff, gathered from April 2-4 at the Coast Tsawwassen Inn learning, networking, and fellowship over some delicious meals.
Plenary speaker Rod Wilson made us think about how our biography affects our view of money and how we can approach the issue of money in our school roles with a spirit of God’s abundance rather than a fear of scarcity. Another 12 workshop leaders shared their expertise in various topics, including volunteer engagement, marketing and fundraising, business office processes, social enterprise, and banking.
We are grateful to our conference sponsors, Westland Insurance, Acera Insurance (formerly CapriCMW), DeJager Volkenant, and Manning Elliott, whose contributions helped provide this professional development at a reasonable cost to schools. We look forward to welcoming everyone again next year – April 7-9, 2024!