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LEADERSHIP LINKS, INC.

Incorporated on August 28, 2015

ANNUAL REPORT

Term 3: February 2018 through January 2019


LEADERSHIP LINKS VISION Leadership LINKS, Inc. was birthed out of my vision to connect like-minded leaders for the purpose of mutual encouragement, support, culture and community investment, while also identifying and raising up the next generation of leaders. What started as an email correspondence in the winter of 2012, has been sustained by prayer and labors of love. My hope, vision, and passion for Leadership LINKS remains steadfast, “to holistically develop transformative and redemptive servant leaders who are united in community and committed to invest in long-term generational and cultural change.” We are humbled that God allows us to join in the work he is doing to reveal his goodness and grace to the world. Our leadership focus for the 2018-2019 term was for growth and sustainability. The words of 2 Corinthians 9:10-13 gave us three points for direction: Study, Seek and Grow. We used these same words for the theme of our “Walk in Purpose" Leadership Summer Program for Girls. We look forward to building on the community engagement we began in this year. Leadership LINKS will continue to be the example of establishing mentoring infrastructure that meets modern-day needs for a world desperate for leaders of character. Thank you for connecting to the vision. We are LINKED Up for Life!

NATASHA SISTRUNK ROBINSON Visionary Founder and Board Chairperson

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BOARD OF DIRECTORS Natasha Sistrunk Robinson - Visionary Founder and Board Chairperson Founding Director, Leadership LINKS, Inc. - 3 years International Speaker and Author, Mentor for Life and A Sojourner’s Truth www.NatashaSRobinson.com

Arthur J. Johnson, Jr. - Vice Chairperson of the Board Founding Director, Leadership LINKS, Inc. - 3 years CEO of Destiny Aviation Service, LLC www.destinyaviationservices.com

QuaWanna N. Bannarbie - Board Secretary Founding Director, Leadership LINKS, Inc. - 3 years Writer & Advocate for Community and Family www.theBIGGERme.net

Dr. Tracey Nicole Hayes - Program Director Founding Director, Leadership LINKS, Inc. - 3 years CEO of JHWriting Plus, LLC www.jhwritingplus.com

Tasya Y. Lacy - Spiritual Director Founding Director, Leadership LINKS, Inc. - 2.5 years Commanding Officer, NOSC Baltimore CAPT, United States Navy

Graham F. Sloan - Member at Large Director, Leadership LINKS, Inc. - 1 year Retired, LtCol, U.S. Marine Corps Project Director, General Motors

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BOARD OF ADVISORS Davede U. I. Alexander Advisor, 2 years Founding Director - Leadership LINKS, Inc. Founder & Chief Strategist, Innovo Strategic Solutions, LLC Crofton, MD

Deronta Robinson Advisor, 2 years Professional Services Director, SUNGARD Public Sector High Point, NC

Henry “Hank” Magnum Advisor, 2 years Attorney, Davis Mangum PLLC Law Firm Greensboro, NC

Dr. Allison Blosser Advisor, 2 years Assistant Professor of Education, High Point University High Point, NC

Dr. Alisha Malloy Advisor, 1 year Associate Professor of Computer Information Systems, North Carolina Central University Durham, NC

Kevin Rayfield Advisor, 1 year Partner (CPA), Dixon Hughes Goodman LLP Summerfield, NC

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CORE VALUES

L I N K S

is for LOVE. God is love. Therefore, God calls us to love others as we love ourselves.

is for INSPIRATION. God inspires us. Therefore, we actively take part in the great work God is doing in the world, and we inspire others to do the same.

is for NETWORK. God is communal. Therefore, we connect with like-minded leaders to maximum our impact on the world.

is for KNOWLEDGE. God is truth and wisdom. Therefore, we generously share knowledge to educate, develop, and empower others.

is for SERVICE. God is a servant. Therefore, we use our gifts, talents, resources, and passions to serve the greater good of humanity.

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TERM 2018-2019 IMPACT

80%

of the summer program

31 The largest class of Middle

graduates continued their

and High School

leadership development

girls graduated from the

through participation in our monthly LINKS Mentoring Program.

23%

participation growth increase from the 2017 “Walk in Purpose” Leadership

“Walk in Purpose” Leadership Summer Program for Girls 2018.

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The LINKS Network supported our first LINKS Leader for a Global Missions Trip to Nepal.

Summer Program for Girls program completion to the summer of 2018.

50 parents attest they have seen positive changes in their child’s attitude, behavior, knowledge level and confidence in just one week of attending "Walk in Purpose" Leadership

100%

of registered participants attended the full week of the “Walk in Purpose” Leadership Summer Program on partial scholarship as a result of donations and contributions from the LINKS Network.

Summer Program for Girls.

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FEB 2018 - JAN 2019 Our

YEAR IN REVIEW

Leadership Experience Tour (LET)

gives participants an exciting learning adventure designed to further develop their knowledge and position them to walk in purpose. Eight LINKS Leaders participated in the 50th Anniversary Celebration of the Legacy of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. in Atlanta, GA. Over a four day trip (April 6-9, 2018), the leaders visited college campuses, traced historical events, and were exposed to arts, culture and business leaders. The success of the first LET gave rise to the Leadership Experience Tour 2019 planned for MAY in Montgomery, Alabama.

The estimated cost for the LET is $20,000. After a successful program start in 2017, the

LINKS Mentoring

Program began its second nine-month session in SEP 2018 with 25 registered girls. Due to the faithful attendance of our three boys in our pilot program, Leadership LINKS, Inc. looks forward to the official launch of the LINKS Mentoring Program for Boys in SEP

The estimated cost for the each nine-month program is $2,400.00 which includes hosting leadership and college-focused 2019.

events.

The flagship program

“Walk in Purpose� Leadership Summer

Program for Girls continues to shine and garner attention for Leadership LINKS, Inc. The summer of 2018 was unprecedented in the amount of support from local businesses in the Triad area as well as business and military leaders that volunteered their time and resources to the success of the overall program. The Board of Directors continues to seek means to expand this program to a week-long overnight program in the near future.

The estimated

cost for the expansion is $31,275.000.

Leadership LINKS, Inc. closed out the year with some successful fundraising events. The LINKS Parent Ambassador Council helped pull off the first corporate fundraiser,

The Green and Black Gala on September 9,

2018. In the fall months, several donors answered the calls to give to LINKS Leaders for a grand total end of the year donations of $13,692.17. In the coming year,

the

goal is to raise $110,000 to fully fund the operation of the programs and services.

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JOIN THE NETWORK!

THE LINKS NETWORK IS A FIVE POINT PARTNERSHIP OF ACTIVE DONORS, SPONSORS, VOLUNTEERS, LINKS AMBASSADORS AND LINKS LEADERS. We invite you to find a LINK that connects to you.

Our VOLUNTEERS generously give their time to events and programming that help further our mission to offer leadership education that facilitates impactful living, character and spiritual development. Our DONORS graciously commit their monetary resources annually to support the organization’s mission. At the major donor level, they give $500 or more for the sustainability of our work. Our SPONSORS recognize that they have the means to promote the mission by funding a portion of the operational costs and they help introduce Leadership LINKS, Inc. to others through their corporate advertising, business Networks and marketing campaigns. Our LINKS AMBASSADORS faithfully support the work of the organization by giving consistent, monthly donations of $25 or more and share the LINKS brand with their social network and circle of influence. LINKS LEADERS are those who participate in our leadership opportunities and continue to live out our core values of Love, Inspiration, Network, Knowledge and Service within our communities and to the world.

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3 WAYS TO GIVE 1.

Make a monetary donation via certified check or money order to “Leadership LINKS, Inc.” and mail to us at P.O. Box 16328, High Point, NC 27261

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To become a LINKS Ambassador, give a recurring donation electronically through the Givelify phone app, or set up a recurring donation through your preferred financial institution.

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Give through our website at www.Leadershiplnc.org and Select “Give Now with Givelify.”

STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS: It is recommended to set up your Givelify account from a laptop or desktop computer. Mobile device set-up will differ from these instructions.

Click the blue “Give now with Givelify” button in the top right-hand corner on the website. Choose your recurring donation amount. When asked, “This Donation Is For”, click on “Where Needed Most” and “Confirm”. Then click “Set Recurring” and choose the frequency of your gift. Then click “Give Now.” Leadership LINKS, Inc. is a tax-exempt, nonprofit organization under the Internal Revenue Code Section 501(c) 3, incorporated in the state of North Carolina and a proud member of the Greensboro Chamber of Commerce.

Thank you for your support of Leadership LINKS, Inc.

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FINANCE AND GIVING REPORT 2018 94%

OF EXPENSES GO DIRECTLY TO YOUTH PROGRAMS AND PLANNING

YOUR GIVING GIVES VOICE TO THE FUTURE

In 2018, Leadership LINKS, Inc. was awarded a grant from the the Women’s Professional Forum Foundation of Greensboro in support of our "Walk in Purpose" Leadership Summer Program for Girls. Our first fundraiser, The Green and Black Gala, and the end-of-year giving campaign yielded contributions in the amount $13,692 to increase the impact of the leadership education offerings.

REVENUE Contributions: Cash

$16,490

Grants

$3,500

Program Service

$10,887

Fundraising

$13,692

TOTAL $44,569

EXPENSES Office: Admin Supplies

$552

Board Meeting

$1,575

Fundraising

$6,713

Independent Contractor

$4,535

Insurance

$1,953.00

Memberships

$539

Postage

$408

Program Management

$14,640

Training: Staff Leadership

$920

Transactions fees

$690

Website

$206

TOTAL $32,731

NET INCOME $11,838

(INCLUDING $30,747 PROGRAM EXPENSES)

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NETWORK AND DONORS Business Network

School Network

Chase’s Chance, Inc.

The Point College Preparatory and Leadership Academy

Destiny Aviation Services, LLC.

Wesleyan Christian Academy (NC)

Innovo Strategic Solutions, LLC.

Church Network

JHWriting +, LLC. Natasha Sistrunk Robinson Rockaway Eatery Savor The Moment Bakery

LINKS Ambassadors - Monthly giving of $50 or more Jessica and Davede Alexander Deronta Robinson Natasha Robinson Carrie Wolfe Margot Starbuck Hausmann Harry & Stefini Greer

Major Donors

A People of God Church Emerywood Baptist Church Grace Community Church

LINKS Ambassadors Monthly giving of $25 or more Elizabeth Reeves Tasya Lacy David & NaTasha Everly Kelly Young

2018 - 2019 Donors Harshaw Grove Missionary Baptist Church

Women's Professional Forum Desiree Gordon Kevin Rayfield Grace Community Church Schwab Charitable (Richella Parham) High Point Medical Society Center for Creative Leadership John Ryan Opa Owiye Johnson A People of God Church General Motors Francis J Cummins Jr Patricia Raybon Rachelle Regner Marthalia Garrett Chase's Chance Destiny Aviation Services Tracey Nicole Hayes Rachelle Regner Timothy Peoples

Terrie Wooten Network for Good Elizabeth Fox Parson Rebecca Powrozek Kathleen Walker Rachel Smith Shalanda Grier Fonia Simmons Deborah Merryfield Sandra Harrison Delina McPhaull Pam Carrigan

Amanda Watson Dayna Carr Joe Krause Carrie Sharpe Priester Richard White Amy Sullivan Natalie Stennis Caroline Adams Nicole and Deric Hayes Felicity Watts Mike and Rita Lucas Ms. Margo Smith Elliot Powell (recurring donor)

Diedre Hobbs Ateone Joan Ratchford Christina Robinson Damon Waymer Blake and Cambre Weller Pastor Tacuma and Dr. Michelle Johnson Mohsen Soltani and Beatriz Juncadella

Veronica Wilson The Point College Preparatory and Leadership Academy

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Connecting People with Purpose

The Leadership LINKS Creed I am Leadership LINKS, part of a community founded on LOVE, INSPIRATION, NETWORK, KNOWLEDGE and SERVICE. I am never alone in this world. God has strategically placed me in the right PLACE, at the TIME, and connected me to the right PEOPLE to fulfill the PURPOSE that He has for my life. Therefore, I will actively take part in the great work God is doing in the world. I promise to always STAND, REACH OUT and LINK UP! © 2016

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