Atlanta LEAD Institute Nonprofit Leaders Graduate


Class 16 and 17

Leaders of seven Atlanta nonprofits presented their organization to a panel of foundation and church representatives on June 15, 2016.  Each leader had an opportunity to showcase their organization: it’s background, it’s programs, it’s accomplishments, and it’s needs.  They then received ‘customer’ feedback from Elaine Franklin of One Hundred Shares, Debra Potter of Perimeter Church, Jeff Reams of Dunwoody Baptist Church, and Matt Seadore of North Avenue Presbyterian Church.

The graduates and their coaches are (left to right): Paige Kolb, Surefire Prayer; Bennett Ekandem, Family Heritage; Tim Moore, L’Arche Atlanta; Ralph Bowlin (coach) and Tim Adcox, Heart of a Champion; Bill Ginn (coach) and Kimberlyn Abbey,Agape Womens Ministry; Missy Owen, Davis Direction Foundation; Stacy Brungardt and Angie Wessner(Coach) The Collective at Cumberland.  Other coaches not shown are Greg Burnett, Bill Serravezza, and Billy Holley.

These leaders have completed a ten-month nonprofit leadership program of classroom training in practical best practices, which highlight fundraising, board development, volunteer management, administration, and telling their story.  “I am so grateful that LEAD has given me a voice for my ministry” said Stacy Brungardt of The Collective at Cumberland.

Nonprofit Giving Grows 4.1% Over Last Year

Giving USA reports that in the last year, giving grew by 4.1% to a total of $373.25 Billion.  Average per capita giving per adult is $1,100, or $2,200 per family. As we discuss at LEAD, 80% of giving comes from individuals.  71% directly and 9% by bequests. For more details from “The Fundraising Coach”  click here. […]

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Atlanta LEAD Institute Graduation of Nonprofit Leaders

Ready for Feedback

On June 15 seven nonprofit leaders presented to a panel of funders.  Upon completion they received verbal and written feedback on their presentation.  Bennett Ekandem (Family Heritage), Kimberlyn Abbey (Agape Women’s Ministry), Tim Moore (L’Arche Atlanta), Missy Owen (Davis Direction Foundation), Tim Adcox (Heart of a Champion), Paige Kolb (Surefire Prayer Ministry).  Not shown, Stacy […]

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Coaches Making a Difference


We just wrapped up our training for Class 16 last Friday, here are three of our graduates and their coaches.  We appreciate the difference your coaching makes! Tweet

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More from our Graduation Dry Run



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Graduation Dry Run Presentations

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Thanks to Angela Naphin for organizing a panel to provide feedback on Class 16 and 17 presentations.  We really appreciate Shelli Keagle, Jenny Cater, Angie Wessner, Jill Hardy and Bill Serravezza spending the morning and sharing their feedback with our class. These will be the basis for presentations to a panel of foundation and church […]

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Improve your emails for better impact

We want our email reader to absorb, engage, and act on it. Here are some time tested tips: Use the return key: shorter paragraphs and more white space increase visual appeal Use bold face to highlight key concepts Use bullets to break up the text.  These work well with consecutive facts Keep it short, don’t make […]

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New Overtime Rules Will Impact Nonprofits


From the folks at Pro Bono Partnership: Last year, the U.S. Department of Labor proposed raising the minimum salary required for the “white collar” overtime exemptions (executive, administrative, and professional) from $455 per week ($23,600 per year) to $921 per week ($47,892 per year), with automatic annual upward adjustments. These regulations are likely to be […]

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Nonprofit in Training: Davis Direction Foundation, Fighting the Heroin Epidemic

Davis Direction

The Davis Direction Foundation, led by Missy Owen is a lifesaving ministry designed to lead people from opioid and heroin addiction to recovery, and keep them there.  There is an 87% relapse rate for addicts, and Davis Direction Foundation (DDF) wants to change that. The Davis Direction Foundation believes the key to success is to give […]

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Nonprofit Board Members Enhance Their Fundraising Skill

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On Saturday April 16 Board Members and Executive Directors from five nonprofits enjoyed a fast paced morning with Gregg Pawlowski, the LEAD Institute’s fundraising expert from Breakthru Fundraising. Tweet

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