CEO, The FOCUS Group
About the instructor
The FOCUS Group is a consultancy that helps nonprofits more effectively raise the funds that are critical to their missions. Its CEO, Brad Layland, had a distinguished career at Young Life from 1992-2009, serving in various roles within the organization including Field Development Director, Gift Planning Associate, and ultimately the Director of Development. His expertise includes providing fundraising counsel to nonprofit organizations, including workshops, marketing and major donor strategies, planned gift marketing and capital campaign counsel. Brad is highly experienced in The FOCUS Groups’s training program, Taking Donors Seriously®.
A 1994 graduate of the University of Florida in Gainesville, Brad earned a B.A. degree in Communications Studies, and completed his M.A. in Theology from Fuller Seminary in Pasadena, CA in 2004.