THE LEAD AND BUILD “LAB” GRANT
WHAT IS THE LAB GRANT?
The Success Labs “LAB” Grant provides nonprofits with $1,000 and the opportunity to partner with us as a featured Community Impact Project with our in-house leadership development workshops – typically occurring every spring and fall. The grant recipient will work closely with the talented emerging businesses leaders in our classes, on a project of YOUR choice.
LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT WORKSHOPS + THE LAB GRANT
Each spring and fall we offer two in-house open-enrollment series – one targeted to developing emerging leaders; and the other for recently promoted (or soon to be promoted) managers, high-potentials, high-touch contributors and up-and-coming professionals of all industries.
Through a series of interactive workshops and 1:1 coaching, these workshops stimulate dialogue and provide participants with a deeper understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader. We combine classroom learning and group discussions with hands-on, real-world activities like the Community Impact Project. By applying for the LAB Grant and partnering with us, you’ll have full access to the range of professional expertise in our classes, and free consulting to move your project to the next level.
WHAT IS THE COMMUNITY IMPACT PROJECT?
The Community Impact Project provides our series participants with a challenge in the non-profit space – such as enhancing the function or aesthetic of a community room, developing ideas to increase brand awareness, or work-shopping a fundraising push. This project gives the participants an opportunity to apply new knowledge to real-life programs that add value to our community.
Typically the Community Impact Project is conducted in 2 phases: one workshop will handle hands-on implementation, usually involving refurbishing a space. The other class tackles a strategic initiative, such as financial sustainability. The hands-on class is provided with $500 refurbishment money from Success Labs, and many teams raise additional money to purchase wish-list items and fund their project ideas.
WHAT KIND OF PROJECTS HAVE YOU DONE IN THE PAST?
For over 15 years, we, along with our series participants, have partnered with a wide variety of local nonprofits who work to improve the Baton Rouge community. In the past year our LAB Grant recipients have been the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank, the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge, and Front Yard Bikes.
PROJECT HIGHLIGHT: FRONT YARD BIKES – BUILDING COMMUNITY IN MID CITY
Front Yard Bikes teaches youth in our community about the mechanics of fixing and maintaining a bike, road traffic and cycling safety practices, and financial and academic accountability. The Management Incubator participants were tasked with enhancing the bike track and outdoor garden area and reorganizing & optimizing check-out processes for the tool room. The Leadership Coaching Series participants accepted the challenge to help Front Yard Bikes increase their brand awareness and sustainability by developing ideas for a signature event and strategically expand their revenue and stakeholder partnerships.
To learn more about other individual partnerships and get an idea of what we’ve done in the past, check out these projects:
- Cristo Rey Franciscan High School of Baton Rouge
- McMains Children’s Developmental Center
- Baton Rouge Youth Coalition
WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO RECEIVE THE LAB GRANT?
Non-profit organizations serving and impacting the lives of Baton Rouge residents are eligible.
HOW DO WE APPLY?
We are accepting all applications now for the Fall 2021 LAB Grant. Deadline to apply is August 31, 2021.
Contact us with your questions.