Equip. Connect. Transform.

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Training Those Who Serve

How can LEAD + Orchard help you thrive?

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Watch LEAD's 2021 Virtual Impact Event

We enjoyed celebrating the impact of our LEAD graduates and announcing our plans to merge with Orchard!

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Hear from Graduates

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.”

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.” 

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.” 

Upcoming Events

April 24, 2021

Board Fundraising Workshop

Join us for Fundraising Made Easy for Board Members. 

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Recorded Session

Keeping Volunteers Connected During COVID

A lunch & learn to spark some creativity for engaging volunteers.

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LEAD Stories of Impact

Nonprofit in Training: Leap for Literacy
Nonprofit in Training: Leap for Literacy

By Liz Head on Nov 25, 2020

Stan Tucker is the Founder and Executive Director of Leap for Literacy, a nonprofit organization that allows kids to earn books in exchange for acts of kindness while developing their reading and writing ski...

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Recent Nonprofit Graduate: The Mom Community
Recent Nonprofit Graduate: The Mom Community

By Liz Head on Nov 24, 2020

The Mom Community provides a place for young moms to belong.  The organization supports pregnant and new moms who are transitioning into stable, healthy living by providing housing, security, and opportuniti...

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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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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.