CCDA Conference, Part 1: An Appeal

As many of my readers know, I am currently in Cincinnati for the annual CCDA conference. This is a very large event where Christian Community Developers from across the nation join together for plenary sessions, workshops, and networking. This is my second year at the ccda conference. My first was in 2007 in St. Louis. That time, I was a junior in college at Covenant College. Now, I am a college graduate, am living in Boston, and came with several of my coworkers at TechMission (I am currently in the middle of a 1-year internship). Tomorrow (Saturday) is the last full day of the conference.

Check back soon for another blog post or two on my experience at the conference.

An Appeal
If you are a member of the CCDA and are reading this post, chances are you are reading some of my tweets or you have talked to me. For the last year, I have been thinking and praying about what my role as a community developer and technological guru would look like in the future.

I have been working on a business idea off and on that would go something like this: Provide tech resources and consulting specifically for churches and nonprofits. I am becoming more convinced that I am ready to think seriously about these ideas, and to find out what some of the perceived tech needs are for non-profit organizations across the world.

If you would be willing to sit down with me for even 5 minutes tomorrow, it would be much appreciated. To clarify: I do not want to recreate what TechMission does, nor compete with TM. Rather, I want to do hands on tech and consulting work, with a catch: I’m also really passionate and interested in building relationships, and furthering God’s kingdom.

If I don’t connect with you at CCDA, but you are interested in discussion, I’d love to have an email dialog with you.

Interested? Tweet at me: @davidmwhite, or contact me through my website,

Check back within a week or two for my thoughts and summary of the conference.



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