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Posted by on Apr 13, 2022 in Retirement, Vocation, Work | 0 comments

A Conversation on Retirement and Investing with Jeff Haanen

A Conversation on Retirement and Investing with Jeff Haanen

Our Executive Editor Tim Weinhold talks with Jeff Haanen on the biblical challenge to the modern concept of retirement, and how redeeming a biblical vision of our latter years frees us to see investing as God intends. Tim Weinhold: Well, we’re really thrilled today. We get a chance to visit with Jeff Haanen. Jeff is the executive director of the Denver Institute for Faith & Work. And although I’m very familiar with the work that you guys have been doing for quite time, Jeff, I’m going to let you briefly describe if you would, for our viewers, the work of the Denver Institute and what you guys focus on when you’re not talking to us. Jeff Haanen: Yeah. Well, thanks Tim, for having me on the podcast, and I’d be happy to explain what we’re doing at Denver Institute. So we’re an educational organization here in Denver. Our mission is to form men and women to serve God, neighbor and society through their daily work. And we’re really trying...

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Posted by on Jan 7, 2022 in Faith and Work Movement, Vocation, Work | 0 comments

A Season of Change: Denver Institute CEO Transition Planned for 2022

A Season of Change: Denver Institute CEO Transition Planned for 2022

Today I announced to the DIFW community that this will be my last year as the CEO. Here’s what we wrote on the transition website: “Denver Institute for Faith & Work’s board of directors announced January 7, 2022, that Jeff Haanen will transition the CEO role to a new leader in 2022. This leadership handoff was initiated by Jeff and comes after 10 years of dedicated service to the organization. The DIFW board will immediately begin preparing to conduct a search for the next leader. Jeff will continue as CEO until a successor is named later in 2022.“ I also composed a letter to the DIFW community, which I’ve included below. For more information, see our CEO Transition web page. Dear Denver Institute Community, I write today to share the news that after much conversation, reflection, and prayer with the board of directors, I’ve decided to step down as CEO of Denver Institute for Faith & Work at the end of 2022. It has been a privilege and honor founding...

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Posted by on Dec 13, 2021 in Nonprofit, Work | 0 comments

The Incredible Power of Monthly Giving

The Incredible Power of Monthly Giving

Denver Institute for Faith & Work just launched a new monthly partner community. Above is the video we created to accompany our new webpage denverinstitute.org/give.  It came after a year of thinking and research about a single question: How does a nonprofit scale its impact? It’s a good question, one that many nonprofit leaders are also asking. And it makes me think of another question many people have about their giving: how can I make the biggest impact on the issues I care most about? Last fall I started to dive into our numbers at DIFW. Though our budget had consistently grown, one area had remained flat for years: the number of monthly givers supporting our work.  This was troubling because any nonprofit has recurring expenses (such as staff salaries, program expenses, office space, etc.) and monthly givers were our most consistent and predictable source of revenue for years. So I decided to step back and do some research on how nonprofits scale their impact. Viktoria Harrison is the co-founder...

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Posted by on Jun 7, 2021 in Theology, Work | 0 comments

Reflections: 2020 Annual Report

Reflections: 2020 Annual Report

The following is an introductory letter for our annual report I wrote to our supporters at DIFW. If you’d like a physical copy of the report, visit this page. Dear Friends, Annual reports have a way of being sent, paged through, and put in the recycle bin rather quickly. We know this because we’ve done it so many times, too.  This is why Denver Institute for Faith & Work created a unique annual report this year that doubles as a personal reflection guide for your own walk with Christ in 2020.  After a painful, jarring year, we at DIFW reflected on all the changes in our own lives and work. Our reflections centered around four seasons: Celebration: We launched 2020 with our largest event ever.Lament: In March 2020, the world abruptly changed with the arrival of COVID-19, deepening personal, professional, and social tensions.Redirection: Our work abruptly needed to change to adjust to a new reality.Gratitude: As we ended 2020, we were left with a deep and unexpected sense of...

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Posted by on Mar 7, 2021 in Retirement | 0 comments

“An Uncommon Guide to Retirement” Webinar for Fuller Seminary

“An Uncommon Guide to Retirement” Webinar for Fuller Seminary

Recently I got good news from my publisher: An Uncommon Guide to Retirement: Finding God’s Purpose for the Next Season of Life surpassed 10,000 copies sold. So I recently re-read portions of the book, and after a 18 months since release (I know, I’m biased), I think the book really does offer a clear, compelling vision for retirement in a faithful, practical, and story-driven way. My friend Mark Roberts at Fuller Seminary’s Depree Center recently interviewed me about the book. Above is our interview. Enjoy. If you’d like more information about the book, or a sample chapter or a free discussion guide, can you visit...

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