New Report on Digital Marketing for Nonprofits from Idealware

Idealware has a new report available on Digital Marketing.  “We created this report to help you understand the multiple facets of digital marketing of interest to nonprofits, and to identify a logical, cost effective path path forward for your organization.” They focus on three levels of marketing Getting Started Integrating and coordinating your efforts Campaigning and automating To download your …

Recent Graduates: Saving Susan Ministry

    Saving Susan takes the model of connecting Atlantans with orphans in the third world a step further with video calling and social media.  Supporters not only provide financial support for education and living expenses, but also have regular video calls for face to face interaction with the child, as well as contact through Facebook.  They currently support two …

Best Practices Training for Your Board Members Coming Jan 20, 2018

Do you wish some of your board members had a better idea of their responsibilities to your organization? If you do, consider asking them to attend The LEAD workshop for Board Members. The training is a dynamic combination of lecture and discussion with a focus on best practices based on feedback from major Atlanta foundations. In this training session, your board will gain a clearer understanding …

Congratulations to Class 19 on their Graduation…

Last week, Class 19 completed their program with an ‘ask’ presentation to a panel of experts.  We thank Debra Potter (Perimeter Church), Jeff Reams (Dunwoody Baptist Church) and Jackie Stradley (Betty and Davis Fitzgerald Foundation) for providing insightful and helpful feedback to our team. Class 19 is pictured above: (from L to R): David Fisher (NETworks Community Ministry), Sarah Green …

Ministry in Training: NETworks Cooperative Ministry

NETworks fights hunger and poverty in the Northlake, Embry Hills and Tucker area of Atlanta. Their programs break into three major categories: Crisis Intervention, Bridge Programs between crisis and chronic problems, and Long Term programs. David Fisher is the second NETworks Executive Director to participate in LEAD. “The most valuable thing of the LEAD experience has been working through the …

Make an Impact with Handwritten Notes

Recently read an interesting blog post by Sara Leonard on the impact of handwritten notes on donor care. Her point is that your letter is more likely to be opened if it is hand addressed, because it will stand out.  Using this idea, she suggests that you make a list of your donors, and each week write a note to …

Nonprofit in Training: RiverLife

RiverLife is a mission organization that connects volunteers with people in need in the Coweta County area.  Growth plans include developing a future retreat center. Melanie Reeves was introduced to LEAD by a Board Member, who is a LEAD graduate.  It attracted her because she wanted real on-the-ground practical in-person training. “I wanted something that covered everything for Mission, Vision, …