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LB CLASS XLII COMMUNITY PROJECT

 

Community Project Information For Non-Profit Applicants

LB Class XLII 2023-2024

Leadership Broward is now seeking project proposals from Broward County’s community agencies and non-profit organizations for Leadership Broward Class XLII.

Thank you for your interest in the Leadership Broward Class XLII Community Project program. The Leadership Broward program is entering its 42nd year. As we continue to accomplish our mission “to develop and inspire individuals to serve our community,” we will again include the very important Community Project component into Class XLII’s program curriculum.

During the past 41 years, Leadership Broward participants have successfully completed more than 260 community projects.  Each year, the class contributes over 4,500 volunteer hours valued at $200,000 to the community. The class is divided into eight groups composed of six to eight participants, who work together over an eight-month period (October 2023-May 2024) on the project that they select.

A benefit of being a nonprofit invited to attend the fair by the Community Projects Selection Team is, to be a beneficiary of our SociallyGood. SociallyGood is a community event presented by Leadership Broward Foundation and it’s open to everyone.  Each month SociallyGood features a nonprofit partner who receives all of the proceeds from all SociallyGood guest fees collected from that evening.

All class participants of Leadership Broward (LB) are required to participate on a community project team.  The purpose of this project team is to give them an opportunity to learn first-hand about an organization that supports the community.  Additionally, the project provides LB class members the opportunity to engage in a process that will result in a quantifiable benefit to both the organization and the community.  This benefit would likely not be possible by the organization alone, and its success depends on the combined strengths of the organization and the individual talents and experience of the LB class members.  The projects are expected to have some element of sustainability after the group project has been completed and the LB Class has graduated.

Click Here To Complete the Community Project Application

Generally, the proposed project:

  • Should be action-oriented (although they may also include research as part of their plan) with clear and immediate value to the nonprofit and the community.
  • Have the approval of the appropriate governing body.
  • Provide the name of at least one organizational representative whose time will be committed to the project.
  • Cannot be a fundraiser, but the class members in the group, at their discretion, may choose to raise funds for the purposes of completing the project and/or adding to the existing project and should be able to be completed within the eight-month time frame mentioned above.

Click here to see a description of past project recipients.

The nonprofit qualifying criteria are as follows:

  • Nonprofit must be a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization serving residents in Broward County, or a government nonprofit serving the residents of Broward. Please provide a copy of the organization’s current IRS tax-exempt determination letter.
  • Nonprofit may not have any staff enrolled as a member of LB Class XLII.
  • If the nonprofit was selected for a Community Project by the previous year’s LB Class XLI, the nonprofit is not eligible to apply for this year’s project and must wait until the following year.
  • Nonprofit must provide their most recent audited financial statement or IRS Form 990 and a project budget.
  • Must be available for a brief interview (phone/in-person) with Community Project Committee.

Click here to see a list of past project recipients.

The proposal form and requested supporting information must be submitted on the Leadership Broward Website by CLICKING HERE no later than 5:00 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023. If you have any questions or need assistance, please contact Andrew at (954) 767-8866 ext. 101 or at andrew@leadershipbroward.org.

LBF has partnered with more than 100 non-profit organizations in our community projects. Click here to see the full list of partners.

IMPORTANT DATES

Deadline For Proposal

Friday, August 18, 2023 – 5:00 p.m.

If Needed Community Project Application Interviews

Week of August 28, 2023

Notification of acceptance to attend placement fair

Week of September 11, 2023

Community Projects Placement Fair (if the proposal is selected)

PLACEMENT FAIR

Tuesday, October 10, 2023

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location Provided Upon Selection

Community Projects Kick-Off (if selected from the placement fair)

COMMUNITY PROJECTS KICK-OFF

Tuesday, October 17, 2023

5:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Location Provided Upon Selection

Program Year (project team and nonprofit collaborate to implement proposal)

October 2023 to May 2024

Project Conclusion (written report and presentation by the project team)

Friday, June 7, 2024

8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. – Project Presentations

Location TBD

7:30 p.m. – Announcement of Recipient of the “Solutions for Communities”  Award Announced

Location TBD

Dates and times are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances.

Please keep this information for your records.