The LEAD Institute equips and empowers faith based nonprofit leaders to transform the lives of those in need.

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The LEAD Institute equips and empowers faith based non-profit leaders to transform the lives of those in need.

  • I am the founder and executive director of a nine year old nonprofit.  The LEAD institute was well worth my time.  Sure, there were things they covered that I was aware of, but, it was well worth my time. It forced me to take a fresh look at many areas of my agency – and change them for the better.   I appreciated the camaraderie of other ED’s.  Finally, I am much more intentional regarding my board and fundraising. 

    Val Cater, Gilgal Inc.
  • Among the most valuable outcomes of my LEAD training was the network of ED’s we developed, having an opportunity to share problems and solutions. The classes on fundraising encouraged me to reinvigorate our individual fundraising, and overall, the new processes and tools we learned are valuable on a day to day basis.

    Michael Kimsey, Hope Works
  • Wherever you are in your ministry’s administration, you will find the program beneficial and worth your time and money! 

    Virginia Cosgrove, Cross Cultural Ministries
  • As the executive director of Just One Africa, Lead Institute was an invaluable resource for us. When you are trying to “do good” but facing so many hurdles, having a resource like Lead take you by the hand and walk you through them is so helpful. The class topics, instructors and mentors are all amazing. This was a vital class that I have recommended to every new and existing non-profit I come into contact with. We are light years ahead of where we would have been if we were struggling on our own.

    Amy Churchill, Just One Africa
  • LEAD gave me a voice I didn’t have…

    Stacy Brungardt Collective at Cumberland
  • I’m so glad I took the plunge and invested in strengthening our organization through the LEAD Institute. I’ve definitely gained the concrete tools and strategies needed to tackle challenges we’ve been facing with fundraising and strategic planning for years.  Both the classes and the help of my coach have helped me in my efforts to take our organization to the next level!

    Laura Keefe, YELLS

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