The conversation, the consultation was to
- Gauge the state of the art;
- Engage those experienced marketplace practitioners into mission; and
- Include those available and those seeking to recruit them.
See the consultation notes from the pages below or under Findings at the left.
- Problem Finding Session
There is a paradigm shift…how do we manage this paradigm shift?
There’s not a supply problem–there’s an "untapped" supply problem.
How do we get funding for business enterprise – investors vs. donors?
- Mission Agency Perspective
Missionaries don’t know what to do with business people.
Business people see mission agencies as a cross-cultural experience.
- Brightseed Foundation
Creating jobs; Helping people help themselves by employing themselves and employing others.
- African Hospitality Institute
Business people are encouraged to come and partner short-term
First to explore and see the different opportunities; then
Commit to return each year or two to build relationships and follow-up.
- Impact Investing
Impact investing fills the space between philanthropy and traditional investing.
- Transformational Ventures
A model that integrates business people, churches (overseas and stateside) and mission agencies – everyone brings the value that they can contribute.
- Global Business Success Foundation
It’s a “soft” step for businessmen – an eight day customized business mission trip working with business hosts that are established American missionaries.
- Engaging Churches
The church has 12 business people working in the program on finances and budgeting. The church looks at the missions department as a business.
- Consultation Gleanings