Class 22 Practices for Graduation

Thanks to our panel of presentation experts who joined us last Friday as our class prepares it’s graduation presentations. On Jun 11 they will be making a presentation to a panel of foundation and church representatives. Angela Naphin, Angie Wessner, Jenny Cater, Jill Hardy and Shelli Keagle all took time out of their busy schedules to share their expertise with …

Greg Creech Shares His Expertise and Humor…

Thank you to Greg Creech for leading a session on Microsoft Office on Friday April 6. Greg combines humor and expertise to share tips and productivity enhancements. For more information on Greg, check out http://www.gregcreech.com/

Ministry in Training: Sisters for Society

Sisters for Society was created to provide a lifeline of support to families in need, giving a hand in difficult times to prevent homelessness and encourage personal growth. In addition to food, they also offer financial training to help families better manage their resources. Their service area is Fayette and Coweta County. Sisters for Society serves 30-40 families in a …

Meet Liz Head, our new Deputy Director

I wanted to share the news that Liz Head has joined the LEAD staff as my Deputy Director.  Liz comes to us with a great background. She has been involved with LEAD for more than five years and has been a coach with three of our nonprofits. In addition, she serves as a board member of Presencia, one of the …

2019 LEAD Impact Awards Breakfast

For all of you who made it to the second annual LEAD Impact Breakfast, thank you for joining us!  We hope that you enjoyed the morning, met some new and interesting people and were inspired by the work of the LEAD Institute and our nonprofit graduates. For those who couldn’t join us this year, we’re sorry to have missed you. …

Fundraising for Board Members… March 23rd

A key factor in a nonprofit’s success is the board’s participation in fundraising. And yet, studies show that fewer than half of the organizations surveyed had board members strongly participating in donor identification, prospecting, and asking for gifts.  Board members have a passion for the mission, but too often are frustrated when they are asked to help with fundraising, as they are …

Great Turnout for Board Best Practices Training

Last Saturday we had 28 folks from 8 nonprofits, all learning the best practices for their board. Kevin Monroe led a spirited discussion with representatives from Gilgal, Cafe 1040, Walk of Faith House, Kenya Connection Kids, Next Step Education Foundation, SOAR, and Path to Shine. Next up is Fundraising for Board Members on March 23 from 830 to noon… more …

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 …