First 'Leading for Impact' Cohort Celebrates Milestone

July 11, 2014
| by Editor |

Teams of nonprofit executives continue to convene at GCN for "Leading for Impact—Atlanta," a collaboration between GCN and The Bridgespan Group, a Boston-based nonprofit consultancy nationally known as an advisor and resource for mission-driven organizations and philanthropists, designed to accelerate social impact in the metro area. 

The first of five cohorts comprising Leading for Impact—Atlanta (LFI) celebrated the first major milestone of the program on Wednesday, June 18, with the completion of the time-intensive strategic management curriculum and their first customized organizational project.

LFI is a collaboration of the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and The Bridgespan Group to accelerate social impact. LFI has been proven effective in other cities and brought to Atlanta to increase the ability for 40 teams of executives to align on strategic and operational goals, drive action against those goals, and apply new approaches and tools to organizational priorities. 

From here, each organizational team in the first cohort will next 18 months implementing their first custom project and designing a second with the support and coaching of Bridgespan and GCN facilitators. 

The first cohort is comprised of executive teams from Atlanta Botanical Garden, Camp Twin Lakes, Families First, Lutheran Services of Georgia, St. Vincent de Paul Georgia, and Year Up Atlanta.

The second cohort has been selected and will launch next month. Cohorts 3-5 will launch throughout 2015 and 2016, and still have spaces available. Organizations only incur 20% of the total program costs, thanks to generous funding support from The Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation, The James M. Cox Foundation, The Kendeda Fund, Nonami Foundation, Robert W. Woodruff Foundation, and other anonymous donors. 

To learn more about LFI or to apply, visit the LFI section of our website.

Tom Zimmerman is Communications Manager at the Georgia Center for Nonprofits and editor of NOW Blog.

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