Graham Williams is a recent graduate of the Young Leadership Council's (YLC) Leadership Development Series (LDS) program. Since 2003, New Orleans-based YLC has hosted the rigorous 10-week course that teaches participants the basics of running a nonprofit organization or a YLC project.
This year, LDS participants applied that knowledge by working with YLC project leaders to develop strategic plans for each project. Each week they received specific direction about fundraising, community relations, volunteer recruitment, finances, marketing and other areas that are vital to a successful organization.
In addition to his involvement with this YLC initiative, Graham will serve as a YLC board member next year, and as the organization's Secretary/General Counsel.