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March 26-27, 2024 | Islander Resort, Islamorada

The Leadership Success Academy (LSA) is our essential board training program that equips nonprofit leaders and board members with national best practices in all areas from governance and strategic planning to fundraising and financial management.

Topics covered typically include legal and ethical responsibilities of nonprofit board members (and, equally as important, where board duties end and should be delegated to staff); expert instruction in how to read and interpret financial documents; tips on how board members can effectively spread the word and raise more funds; and guidance on how to implement strategic planning and servant leadership practices to produce measurable results.

LSA has trained over 500 leaders from nonprofits throughout the Keys. The program is for anyone working with or serving in an advisory capacity with a nonprofit organization or other community group. The program is open to 501(c)(3) charitable nonprofits, membership or service/civic organizations, and government groups and coalitions. More than 100 Monroe County nonprofits have participated in the program. Even if your organization has participated in the past, you’ll want new members to sign up. Board leadership changes and this program is a great way to work effectively as a team.

The Leadership Success Academy is made possible thanks to generous donors holding funds with the Community Foundation.

Registration opening soon

The 2023 Leadership Success Academy was hosted by the Tennessee Williams Theater in Key West.


The Community Foundation hosted its training program on February 10 and 11 at the College of the Florida Keys in Key Largo with 47 graduates. It is the 15th year of the program but the first time the training was held in the Upper Keys.


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