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 project for our in-house leadership development series.
This unique opportunity connects nonprofits with local emerging business leaders who participate in our Management Incubator and Leadership Coaching Series. Every spring and fall, we partner with a nonprofit to feature as our series’ Community Impact Project.
WHAT IS THE MANAGEMENT INCUBATOR AND LEADERSHIP COACHING SERIES?
We offer two in-house open-enrollment series targeted to developing emerging leaders, and recently promoted (or soon to be) managers, high-potentials, high-touch contributors and up-and-coming professionals of all industries.
Through a series of interactive workshops and 1:1 coaching, the Management Incubator and Leadership Coaching Series stimulate open-dialogue and provides participants with a deeper understanding of what it takes to be an effective leader. We combine classroom learning and group discussions with hands-on and experimental activities such as the Community Impact Project. This allows the participants to apply newly learned skills to a real-world project.
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 projects that add value to the community.
Each series has a different challenge: the Management Incubator is presented with a hands-on project and our Leadership Coaching Series tackles a strategic initiative. The Management Incubator teams are provided with $250 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. Most recently, our two series partnered with Front Yard Bikes and the Salvation Army of Greater Baton Rouge.
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 recent 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?
The Spring 2020 LAB Grant is currently closed to new applications.
We ask non-profit organizations to download and complete this brief application.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions & completed applications.