HomeAid Atlanta is excited to announce that is has been selected as one of Leadership DeKalb’s seven community service projects for 2015. The leadership development program will work with HomeAid Atlanta from September 2014 through May 2015. During this time, the group hopes to develop a comprehensive strategic marketing program for the nonprofit.

“HomeAid Atlanta is extremely honored to be chosen by Leadership DeKalb as one of seven nonprofits for its Community Service Projects,” said Jean Hilyard, HomeAid Atlanta’s executive director. “Since HomeAid Atlanta operates with a small staff, it is extremely helpful to receive assistance from community leaders to help develop a strategic marketing plan. At the project kick-off meeting on Aug. 28, it was obvious that Leadership DeKalb is committed to making this community service project a huge success. We are very excited about this partnership.”

Leadership DeKalb unites approximately 55 leaders each year that include government officials, business professionals, academics and nonprofit workers. By participating in the program, participants will gain a new perspective on community challenges and be inspired to work together to solve these problems. The program also allows participants to enhance their leadership skills while also gaining a better understanding of the work and services of the nonprofit sector. The goal of Leadership DeKalb’s service projects are to improve the overall quality of life in the county by strengthening relationships between nonprofits while providing pro-bono consulting.

The current Leadership DeKalb class will be divided into small teams that will assist seven DeKalb County nonprofits that are addressing critical community issues. The projects will focus on a variety of areas, including growth strategy, marketing, membership strategy, business and strategic planning, operational effectiveness and use of resources.

HomeAid Atlanta, the designated charity of the Greater Atlanta Home Builders Association, builds and maintains transitional housing facilities, as well as hosts outreach activities, that benefit Atlanta’s temporary homeless population.

For more information on Leadership DeKalb and its community service projects, visit www.LeadershipDeKalb.org. To learn more about HomeAid Atlanta, visit www.HomeAidAtlanta.org.

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