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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL

Committed to Servant Leadership

aka DAI   |   Colorado Springs, CO   |  www.daintl.org

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Mission

Development Associates International (DAI) enhances the integrity and effectiveness of Christian leaders worldwide so that the Church can fulfill its role in extending the Kingdom of God.

Ruling year info

1996

President / CEO

Jane Overstreet

Main address

PO Box 49278

Colorado Springs, CO 80949 USA

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EIN

23-2838716

NTEE code info

Leadership Development (W70)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Why Do We Need Servant Leaders?

In the developing world, culture often dictates that leaders should be strong, powerful and controlling to be successful. We call it "big-boss" leadership. These leaders are taught to be more concerned about protecting their position than the people they lead and serve, whether in government, business, ministry or the church, which can lead to bigger issues of corruption, poverty and war.

When leaders learn the leadership style modeled after Jesus Christ, they choose to serve others from a place of spiritual connection and integrity, rather than power. The result is leaders who use their new knowledge and skills to improve the lives of those around them, multiplying the impact greatly.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Mentoring

DAI believes that leadership development is a lifelong process, which means that all leaders need to keep growing. One of the most effective ways of continuing to grow is both being mentored and mentoring others. Even the most seasoned and gifted leader needs a shepherd—someone to walk with them. In 80 countries, DAI develops mentoring relationships with indigenous leaders to encourage growth.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Consulting allows ministries to receive specialized counsel and advice in critical areas from subject-matter experts. DAI offers specialized counsel in areas of leadership, strategic planning, organizational structure, finance, adult learning, research and evaluation in 80 countries across Africa, Asia, Europe, and Latin America.

Population(s) Served
Adults

DAI provides leaders with information they can use immediately in their ministries. Through interactive workshops facilitated by local leaders in 80 countries, DAI helps leaders develop their spiritual lives as well as leadership and management skills. DAI also offers a Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership in 18 countries in Africa, Asia and Latin America. DAI's MAOL degree is available in three languages. This program was designed in conjunction with leaders from around the world. Like DAI's workshops, the MAOL program focuses on building a leader's skill set, digging deeper into spiritual formation, and transforming them into effective and integrous servant leaders who are ready to meet the challenges that await them.

Population(s) Served
Adults
Adolescents

DAI partners with leaders and their organizations to help them find ways to do their own ministry better and connect them with other ministries and resources. Through this connection, ministries in 80 countries are building great capacity to address the issues they face. DAI also partners with organizations like our own. Together, our ministries provide even further reaching leadership development.

Population(s) Served
Adults

Where we work

Awards

Gold Award 2014

Aurora Awards

Bronze Award 2014

TELLY Awards

Affiliations & memberships

Evangelical Council of Financial Accountability - Member 2022

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of participants attending course/session/workshop

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Adults, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Educating

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Number of people who participated in at least one of DAI's 14 leadership workshops. Learn more: https://daintl.org/programs/workshops/

Number of graduates enrolled in higher learning, university, or technical/vocational training

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Educating

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of leaders actively enrolled in DAI's Master of Arts in Organizational Leadership program offered at 17 universities in 19 countries. Learn more: https://daintl.org/programs/maol/

Number of consulting projects completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Consulting

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of organizations or leaders who benefited from consulting and leadership connections offered by DAI global staff. Learn more: https://daintl.org/programs/additional-services/

Number of one-on-one coaching sessions

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Adults, Indigenous peoples

Related Program

Mentoring

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Number of leaders receiving ongoing, one-on-one coaching and mentoring from a DAI staff member. Learn more: https://daintl.org/programs/additional-services/

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Train 100,000 key leaders in 80 countries in effective and integrous leadership.

Mentor 700 key leaders through their personal development goals.

Consult with 400 organizations, helping them in team-building and organizational management.

Connect 250 organizations to needed resources and expertise.

DAI works through local staff that know their culture, context and complex leadership issues well. We also do everything through relationship and listening first to the needs of the leaders we serve. This enables us to find creative and effective solutions to the challenges that leaderships face.

DAI offers leadership training, mentoring and consulting that addresses both the heart and the skills of leadership. By improving only the skills of leaders, you only enable unethical leaders to be more effective. We want to see the whole leader transformed in such a way that they transform their entire workforce and encompassing community. We want to see a shift in the culture of leadership.

In 2021 alone, over 240,000 leaders benefited from DAI's personalized curriculum and programs. Over 27,000 of these were directly impacted in face-to-face leadership workshops and master's level classes. The last two years has also seen an explosion of locally initiated digital leadership and discipleship programs, as the pandemic has prompted our global staff to find new, creative ways of reaching the leaders they serve. In 2021, Over 213,000 local leaders were impacted through these channels.

In 2022, DAI anticipates training 100,000 key leaders in 80 countries in effective and integrous leadership. This includes equipping leaders through servant leadership workshops, online courses, DAI's Master's in Organizational Leadership program, one-on-one mentoring, specialized consulting services and digital leadership resources.

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We demonstrated a willingness to learn more by reviewing resources about feedback practice.
done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To make fundamental changes to our programs and/or operations, To inform the development of new programs/projects, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve, To understand people's needs and how we can help them achieve their goals

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

    We collect feedback from the people we serve at least annually, We take steps to get feedback from marginalized or under-represented people, We aim to collect feedback from as many people we serve as possible, We take steps to ensure people feel comfortable being honest with us, We engage the people who provide feedback in looking for ways we can improve in response, We act on the feedback we receive

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

    It is difficult to get the people we serve to respond to requests for feedback, We don’t have the right technology to collect and aggregate feedback efficiently, Staff find it hard to prioritize feedback collection and review due to lack of time

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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DEVELOPMENT ASSOCIATES INTERNATIONAL

Board of directors
as of 03/06/2024
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Gretchen Hansen

Hansen Foundation

Term: 2021 - 2024

Jane Overstreet

Development Associates International

Gretchen Hansen

Hansen Foundation

Heather Larson

LiveGive

Jon Halverson

High Impact Markets Advisors

Taylor Haltom

Barnhart Crane and Rigging

Roberta Fields

AcAfee & Taft

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 5/25/2022

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? Candid partnered with CHANGE Philanthropy on this demographic section.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

Transgender Identity

Sexual orientation

Disability