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Giving Strategies in a Post-Pandemic Age

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Giving Strategies in a Post-Pandemic Age

About the Session:

As churches are seeing both in-person and online engagement post-pandemic, learn how the use of digital giving has grown for Ebenezer Baptist Church, Local Church, and All Nations Worship Assembly. Hear how they were able to transition a majority of their congregations to digital giving due to its accuracy, convenience, and the ability it provides people to give outside of Sunday service.


Giving Strategies in a Post-Pandemic Age

CEO & Principal, Generis

Jim Sheppard


Jim Sheppard is the CEO & Principal at Generis.
Executive Pastor, Ebenezer Baptist Church

Reverend John Vaughn


Reverend John Vaughn is the Executive Pastor at Ebenezer Baptist Church.
Senior Pastor, Local Church

Chris Emmitt


Chris Emmitt is the Senior Pastor at Local Church.
CFO, All Nations Worship Assembly

Jasmine Finley


With more than 19 years in the accounting and financial management sector, Jasmine Finley has worked with highly regarded corporations across the academia, healthcare, and not-for-profit industries to effectively manage cash flow and maximize revenue. Previously, she held several positions at the University of Chicago, with the most recent role as the Director of Finance for the Department of Radiology. She was responsible for developing and oversight of a multimillion-dollar operational budget and over a billion dollars in clinical billable revenue. Currently, Jasmine serves as the Chief Financial Officer of All Nations Worship Assembly of Chicago, where she is responsible for the Business and Finance department's leadership. In this role, she develops organizational budgets, business plans, financial models for all major service programs and initiatives and contributes to the strategic planning and policy development processes. She directly oversees the financial, asset and risk management, human resources affairs, in addition to serving as the liaison with outside legal counsel.

Jasmine's unique gift is such – helping others analyze internal and external resources to create new ideas, innovation, products, and enhance market share. She has proven to be a great asset to for-profit and not-for-profit corporations, alike, with her skill to increase capacity through infrastructure development. Notably, Jasmine streamlined procurement, documentation, and reporting processes for a seven-location, national not-for-profit organization. Additionally, she transitioned the organization from small business banking to commercial banking in working with senior leadership to create a sustainable business model and establish a healthy financial department.

Jasmine is passionate about racial and gender diversity in the financial sector and C-Suite. Recently, she was tapped to share her views on the "Women in Finance" panel at the 2018 CFO Chicago, an invitation-only conference uniting thought leaders for collaboration and exchange around the Office of the Chief Financial Officer. Jasmine also serves as a mentor to mid-level professionals who are pursuing Director and C-Suite positions and executive women seeking to create a legacy.

Jasmine earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Accounting from Robert Morris University and a Master of Business Administration degree in Finance from Roosevelt University. She currently resides in Chicago, Illinois.

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