Board Best Practices for Board Members… Saturday Seminar January 19

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 …

Nonprofit Overhead… Seth Godin’s take

Recently, Seth Godin posted this on his Blog: Skeptical non-donors often point to the amount a charity spends on non-direct spending as a reason to hesitate in contributing. It’s easy to imagine that a cause that spends 90% of what it raises on direct action (not HQ, not salaries, not fundraising) is better than one that spends 80%. We say …

Class 21 Graduates from the LEAD Institute 10 Month Program

Congratulations to Class 21, which graduated in October when they made presentations about their nonprofits to a panel of church and foundation representatives.Shown here, from Left to Right are James Amar (JMA Ministries), Ty Bryant (Promise 686), Amanda Miller (Lilburn Cooperative Ministries), Beatrice McIver (Freedom House Outreach), Sharon Foster (Lilburn Cooperative Ministries) and Jordan Black and Sharon Yancey (The Matthew …

LEAD Graduates Making an Impact: SOAR Ministries

For nineteen years, SOAR (Serving Others and Rejoicing) has facilitated custom short term international and domestic mission trips for churches, schools, college groups and individuals around the country.  In addition to handling all the logistics for these mission experiences, they also provide six months of training before the event for cultural and spiritual preparation of the participants. Keri Duncan, Executive …

Ministry in Training: Promise 686

Promise 686 mobilizes and equips Churches to care for vulnerable children. They work with churches to train and organize passionate volunteers to serve foster families. This strategy involves forming partnerships between local churches, private child placing agencies, and Division of Family and Children Services. Ty Bryant is Vice President at Promise 686 where his focus has been on recruiting churches …

A Recent Ministry Graduate: Square Foot Ministry

Square Foot Ministry has been serving the Fayette County/Peachtree City area for 16 years.  For the last 5 years they have been focused in Griffin, GA. Square Foot Ministry is a construction ministry that builds homes and encourages home ownership for low income working families in Griffin, Ga. In addition to building the home, they will hold a 20 year …

Free E-Book on Marketing Your Next Fundraiser

Nonprofit Library is offering a free e-book on “Tips and Strategies for Marketing Your Next Fundraiser. Topics covered include: How to Add Urgency Without Being Pushy Marketing Your Fundraising Event Easy ways to promote your fundraiser on Facebook I like the way they keep things simple and actionable… click here to download your own copy.

Are you and your Board Chair effectively communicating?

BoardSource has developed a FAQ for Board Chair and Executive Director Communications. Some of the key takeaways are: Agree in advance on frequency and types of communications Try and meet in person once a month. I have found there is nothing like fact to face meetings to build relationships. Have an agenda for each meeting. This is a great discipline …

Congratulations to Class 20 on Their Graduation

Congratulations to our latest graduating class.  Front Row (L to R) Monica Clarke (Operation Snatchback), Irene Wong (AMIS), Melinda Wilson and Keri Duncan (SOAR Ministries).  Back Row (L to R) Ron Green (Operation Snatchback), John and Kim Maniaci  (Walk of Faith House), Christi Gordy (Canopy Life Academy), and Larry Witherspoon (Automotive Training Center) We also appreciate our panel of experts …