How can The LEAD Institute help you cultivate your passion and faithful vision into a thriving nonprofit? LEAD is a premier training program and trusted source for equipping and connecting faith-called nonprofit leaders. The Ten Month Program covers capacity-building content in four areas:
The Ten Month Program
Clarify Your Strategy and Organizational Story.
- Mission, Vision and Values
- Two Page Ministry Summary and Budget
- Program Definition and Measurement
- Strategic Planning and Execution
Engage Your Board of Directors.
- Board Roles and Responsibilities
- Identifying Board Needs
- Board Recruitment
- The Fundraising Funnel
- Introductory Conversations
- Setting Up Meetings
- Making the Ask
- Donor Care
- Formal Presentation Practice
Manage Administrative Details.
- Personal Productivity
- Equipping Volunteers
- Legal Issues for Nonprofits
- Risk Management and Insurance for Nonprofits
- Accounting and Fraud Prevention
LEAD participants attend training sessions over the course of ten months, receiving more than 55 hours of facilitated classroom content.
LEAD's skilled trainers emphasize foundational curriculum and business best practices. Participants learn how to clarify their strategy, improve fundraising, engage the Board, and manage administrative details. Course deliverables include practical tools and frameworks that leaders can implement with almost immediate impact.
Each participant is paired with an experienced businessperson to serve as a coach and sounding board during training. The coach helps the nonprofit leader plan and implement the tools and best practices from the LEAD curriculum.
Participants attend all classes with a cohort of seven to eight nonprofit leaders. Nonprofit leaders learn from each other and share experiences – both successes and struggles – creating a close-knit community.