Sara Leonard Group

Your partner in doing more good.

The Sara Leonard Group delivers excellent professional guidance, education and facilitation to those responsible for fund development – fundraising professionals, CEOs, CFOs, board members and other nonprofit staff.

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Using our extensive experience in fundraising and nonprofit governance, we have created and delivered training and coaching to nonprofit professionals and volunteers at all skill levels. How can we best help you and your organization?

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A guest post from Ashley Pero Any day is the perfect day to be a little more thoughtful and show your appreciation for those in your life. As a fundraiser, appreciating donors is always top of mind. But, one area that you might be overlooking is your colleagues– the people you spend nearly a quarter… Read More

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A guest post from Ashley Pero. “Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” -Margaret Wheatley As we move through our careers, we go from being the one asking all the questions to being someone that has a few answers. As we get older (and,… Read More

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I took my kids on an adventure. Or at least I called it an “adventure.” My kids called it a “fail” (they are teenagers, that’s how they talk). I wasn’t willing to admit defeat. What’s the difference in adventure and failure? I think it is in the learning. If you learned something from your failure,… Read More

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Being on a plane and not connected to the internet made me realize how out of practice I’ve gotten at staying totally focused. I found myself looking down to check the mail icon on my laptop to see if I had any new e-mail messages but of course I didn’t have any. Did life as… Read More

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In 2016, I worked with five nonprofits engaged in The Patterson Foundation’s Margin Mission Ignition program. After completing a strenuous business planning process, it was time for these organizations to implement their plans. A key part of any social enterprise plan – and ultimately successful implementation – is raising investment capital. It’s not uncommon for nonprofit… Read More

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Planet Philanthropy is coming to Tampa June 25-27 – hooray! The Florida fundraising conference moves around the state each year and for the first time in many years, we are hosting it right here in downtown Tampa. I think this is fabulous but I realize not everyone agrees with me. So for those who aren’t… Read More

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What People Are Saying

What People Are Saying

This was by far the most valuable workshop I have been to.  A nice blend of presentation and real-world experience exchange.

Sara is excellent teaching this material! Very unassuming, personable and engaging.

Sara was comfortable, easy to follow, shared very useful information and engaged the audience.

Sara Leonard is absolutely top-notch! Very knowledgeable and shared volumes of her expertise and experiences in an entertaining way. This was the best use of my time today! Thank you!