The LEAD Project was founded in 2006 as the first organization dedicated to connecting young professional to the Twin Cities nonprofit community. Originally, it specialized in hosting young professional fundraising events for nonprofit causes and successfully created a great deal of buzz and word-of-mouth among Twin Cities’ young professionals. LEAD also began to create awareness with nonprofits and local corporate sponsors.
Today, in its 10th year, the free membership-based organization has expanded its focus to connect, train and empower young professionals to develop into the next generation of Twin Cities’ philanthropic leaders, and in turn, help area nonprofits succeed by connecting them with talented and trained young professionals. LEAD currently serves 2,500+ young professional members in the Twin Cities.