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, …

Ten Basic Responsibilities of Nonprofit Boards

It never hurts to go back to the basics.  Here’s a useful handout that highlights BoardSource’s Ten Basic Responsibilities of a Board.  For each item there are additional downloads for more detail. For your copy, click here   

SureFire Prayer’s Activate event November 3-4

SureFire Prayer is hosting a leader training at Lilburn Alliance Church, near Atlanta, GA, on November 3-4, 2017. It is designed to help leaders and parents discover methods for encounter-based ministry involving children, youth, and families. This training is for adults only, childcare is not provided. Registration for the event is $99 which includes all sessions, materials, and some meals both …

September 15: Join Us To Increase Your Year End Fundraising Results

Are you ready for a successful year-end fundraising campaign? Could you use some help to make the most of this key period? Want to increase your year-end fundraising results by 20, 50, 100 percent or more? Acquire new donors and re-energize lapsed donors? Then don’t miss our Success Secrets of Effective Year-End Fundraising Campaignsworkshop. You’ll learn the top 10 best practices that major …

Keep Your Website Fresh

The folks at Techsoup recently had an interesting article on keeping your website fresh. There solution involved: Use Stories and Pictures to engage people Inspire with useful calls to action Set measurable objectives Collect and create images Ask others for help to keep it alive and fresh If you’re interested in learning more, click here. PS… if you haven’t done …

Could Texting Help Your Organization Perform?

Nearly everyone has a mobile phone. If you’re having trouble getting clients to come to appointments, struggling to reach the people who need you most, or are just looking for another way to open up lines of communication, text messaging might be the answer. Idealware recently released a report and workbook to help you learn how your nonprofit can get started with …

Don’t Put Off Fundraising Planning …

Summer time is a perfect time to reassess your fundraising, suggests Marc Pitman, the Fundraising Coach. (For those of you in the final days of Summer Programs, put this off to August!) Most donors give at year end, so it’s important that we be ready for the fourth quarter fundraising push.  Starting work now allows time to implement change. Some …