Leadership Action Projects
Be a part of Leadership Brevard Class of 2015
This fall, LB will be entering its 29th year of achieving excellence in leadership in Brevard County by “developing and inspiring individuals to serve our community," and we need your continued support to achieve this mission. In addition to our programming to build community leadership skills and knowledge about this community, all class members are required to participate in a community project. These projects are designed to be a leadership learning experience for the participants and a meaningful benefit to the community organization.
During its history, Leadership Brevard (LB), the flagship community leadership program of LEAD Brevard, has organized, guided and overseen the successful completion of over 130 Leadership Action Projects (LAP’s). In recent years, the Leadership Brevard class has contributed over 700 annual volunteer service hours to the community; a cumulative value of $375,000.00 of value to the community.
LEAD Brevard is seeking project proposals from Brevard County's non-profit organizations 501(c) (3) for consideration as a Leadership Action Project for the 2015 class of Leadership Brevard.
Project proposals should be designed with the understanding that the Leadership Brevard class is comprised of talented and professionally accomplished individuals. We seek projects that are large enough in scope to utilize the skills of 8 - 12 team members, with different skills and experience and that will benefit an established 501(c) (3) nonprofit agency or public sector organization.
If you have a community project proposal that meets LEAD Brevard’s qualifying criteria, please complete a proposal application and return it to the LEAD Brevard office no later than 5:00 p.m., August 1, 2014.
What types of projects qualify?
The project(s) may be a community service activity or development of a proposal addressing a community issue, which can be presented to key decision makers.
- The project must fit within the scope of LEAD Brevard’s mission statement
- The project must have outcomes defined, including an outline of the resources required (materials, money, labor, etc.) necessary for success, and a plan for securing these resources and a mechanism or plan for evaluating the project’s success.
- The project must have an end (a point at which it can be discontinued or transitioned to a permanent program or another entity; LEAD Brevard and the Leadership Brevard annual class do not assume project ownership at the end of a project)
- The project should impact a large number of people or affect a group that has a significant need
- The project must be non-partisan (not support a political group, candidate, or position)
- Proposed projects should be action-oriented with a clear value to the community upon its completion
- Project proposals must identify the opportunities for leadership development (beyond team work and community contributions) that are an inherent part of any proposed project;
- Project proposals must have the approval of the appropriate governing body and provide the name of at least one organizational representative and one Board of Directors’ representative who will commit time to the Project
- Projects may not be fundraising in nature; any funds raised to support the project are the sole responsibility of the organization. Leadership Brevard class members’ program participants may NOT engage in fundraising for the project NOR use the LEAD Brevard, Leadership Brevard affiliation or name in any fundraising. Any funding that may be needed to complete the project is solely the responsibility of the nonprofit organization
- Projects must be able to be completed within the eight-month time frame (October 2013 – April 2014) of the leadership program.
LEAD Brevard will evaluate proposals submitted by the deadline; one project or several projects may be selected. If selected, LB will notify the nonprofit organization with a request to participate in a Leadership Action Project reception on Thursday, September 18th, from 5:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. It is mandatory that a liaison from any selected agency attend the Placement Fair on September 18, 2014 to answer any questions the group may have at this juncture, facilitating open communication and clarifying expectations.
If your organization’s project is selected, we expect you (or a designated staff member) to:
- Attend several meetings with the project team so that you can assist the team in moving from the general project description/goal to more specific project objectives
- Be engaged with the team and available for phone calls and/or meetings and participate in mutual project feedback, giving and receiving feedback.
Leadership Brevard Class of 2015 will present the culmination of the project(s) as part of a community celebration event (evening) on April 23, 2015.
We look forward to receiving and reviewing your project application!