Training Those Who Serve

How can the LEAD Institute help you thrive?

Hear from LEAD Graduates

Becky O'Mara

Bearings Bike Shop

“LEAD was a perfect overview for a nonprofit newbie of how to start and run a nonprofit efficiently, effectively, and with integrity. We used the board formation and management information right away and took note of fundraising and financial management best practices.” 

Larry Witherspoon

Automotive Training Center

“LEAD has been great; it has opened my eyes to the finer points of what successful organizations need to do.  I’ve particularly learned about board governance, and fundraising.”

Laura Keefe

Yells, Inc.

“LEAD provided the support and focus I needed to carve out time to invest in our organization itself so that our daily work and impact has the stability and framework to last and reach its full potential.”

Keri Duncan

Soar Ministries

“LEAD is giving us a great opportunity to re-establish our focus. I can’t say enough of how this course is allowing me to examine our history and refocus where the Lord may be leading for the future.” 

Susan Keeney

Exceptional Foundation

“Board Training…was a game changer.  Our board chair attended and learned so much.  He was particularly encouraged to see that the challenges we face are not unique to our board; they are common to many ministries.” 

Chris Miller

Be Compelled

“The two-page ministry summary has been invaluable.  It really helped me condense my language, and it is so transferrable to other activities.  I’ve also appreciated the training in websites, budgeting, fundraising, and board development.”

Bill Mickler

Wilderness Works

“We are building a better board, better program design, better funding strategies and improved compliance on many levels due to the training experience provided by the LEAD Institute” 

Melanie Reeves

River Life

“Our ministry has been strengthened by the training we received at LEAD, and we are blessed by the network of like-minded leaders we met. LEAD is an incredible ministry.” 

The LEAD Mission

The LEAD Institute equips and connects faith-called nonprofit leaders to transform the lives of those in need.

The LEAD Vision

To unleash empowered nonprofit leaders of sustained organizations that are reaching more, going deeper, and partnering thoughtfully to increase community and Kingdom impact.

Upcoming LEAD Events

Pre-recorded Webinar

Giving Season

The success secrets of effective year-end fundraising in challenging times.

Buy the Recorded Session

October 29

Keeping Volunteers Connected During COVID

Join us for a free lunch & learn session to spark some creativity for engaging your volunteers during this season.

Register here

January 2021

Ten Month Program Begins

Our signature program is now accepting applicants. 


January 23, 2021

Board Development Workshop

Join us for Best Practices Training for Board Members.  This VIRTUAL session will be a dynamic combination of instruction and discussion with Kevin Monroe. 

Register here

February 25, 2021

Annual Impact Breakfast

Save the date for our 2021 Annual Impact Breakfast.


April 24, 2021

Board Fundraising Workshop

Join us for Fundraising Made Easy for Board Members.  This session with Greg Pawlowski will equip board members to effectively engage the community in conversations to help fund your mission.

Register here

LEAD Stories of Impact

Recent Nonprofit Graduate: Jambos
Recent Nonprofit Graduate: Jambos

By Liz Head on Sep 10, 2020

Jambos is an Atlanta based ministry that provides brand new pajamas to kids as they journey through the foster care system.  Each time a child transitions to a new home, Jambos provides a fresh set of pajama...

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Nonprofit in Training: Grove Park Renewal
Nonprofit in Training: Grove Park Renewal

By Liz Head on May 01, 2020

Before After Grove Park Renewal was started as an effort to empower neighbors through quality, dignified housing. Much of the housing in Grove Park was dilapidated and owned by absentee landlords ...

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Nonprofit in Training: BeCompelled
Nonprofit in Training: BeCompelled

By Liz Head on Apr 02, 2020

Be Compelled mentors at risk boys and girls on the Westside of Atlanta, using a vehicle of sports. Their volunteer mentors (mostly college students from nearby universities) work with the students to dev...

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Here are some of the great organizations that provide financial support to the LEAD Institute.

Here are some of the great organizations that provide financial support to the LEAD Institute.
Here are some of the great organizations that provide financial support to the LEAD Institute.
Here are some of the great organizations that provide financial support to the LEAD Institute.