Helping you build the kingdom of God on Earth through the success of your nonprofit.

Helping you build the kingdom of God on Earth through the success of your nonprofit.

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Brad
Layland

Brad and his wife Wendy love living in St. Augustine, Florida and have 4 children: Max, Dakota, Jack and Sydney. Brad has run 29 marathons, enjoys investing in real estate, being an entrepreneur, and traveling with his family.

In addition to running The FOCUS Group, Brad owns the largest real estate brokerage in St. Augustine, Endless Summer Realty.

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A Closer Look at

Brad
Layland

Brad and his wife Wendy love living in St. Augustine, Florida and have 4 children: Max, Dakota, Jack and Sydney. Brad has run 24 marathons, enjoys investing in real estate, being an entrepreneur, and traveling with his family.

In addition to running The FOCUS Group, Brad owns the largest real estate brokerage in St. Augustine, Endless Summer Realty.

The Blog

  • The Real Pandemic

    The Real Pandemic

    I usually enjoy reading the Wall Street Journal. Because I love real estate, I especially like the “Mansion” section on Fridays. If I am being honest, it has not been very fun to read the WSJ this year. The headlines have been filled with such awful things…horrible fires in Australia, protests in Hong Kong, and of course, COVID-19. But then ...Read More »
  • It’s Friday, But Sunday is Coming

    It’s Friday, But Sunday is Coming

    Several years ago, I got to hear Tony Campolo speak. Tony has been writing and preaching since the 1980s, bringing people to Jesus in numbers we can’t even imagine. When I saw Tony speak, he gave what is now a …Read More »
  • Finding the Next Step in Uncertain Times

    Finding the Next Step in Uncertain Times

    This is a blog post I never expected to write. Many of you probably feel the same way as you craft emails to donors, staff, and maybe even clients. What do you say when you are in the middle of …Read More »
  • Fundraising and the coronavirus

    Fundraising and the coronavirus

    Over the last weeks, I have come to expect this daily question: “Brad, what is going to happen to giving and fundraising due to the coronavirus?” As fundraising professionals, it is only natural to ponder this question, especially when our …Read More »
  • Million-Dollar Gifts Are Not the Point…

    Million-Dollar Gifts Are Not the Point…

    Recently I got to spend time with a friend and major donor who has given millions to one of my clients. This donor has worked hard his entire life. He started with nothing, went to college, and then built a …Read More »
  • As Efficient as Waffle House

    As Efficient as Waffle House

    Today I had the best meal of my year.  It was unbelievable, absolutely amazing, the most delicious food I could ever possibly eat.  I ordered cheese eggs, raisin toast with Apple butter,  bacon, grits, smothered hashbrowns, and a waffle.  Those …Read More »
  • The Ripple Effect

    The Ripple Effect

    One of the ten essential components of an effective case statement is the lifetime value of an organization. It’s vital to show how your organization impacts people over the course of a lifetime.  Last week I got the chance to …Read More »
  • A Seat at the Table

    A Seat at the Table

    Several years ago, I worked with one of our clients to raise about 50 million dollars. As a part of this campaign, we helped them launch an Executive Campaign Committee, or ECC. For those of you who don't know what …Read More »
  • A Leadership Crisis

    A Leadership Crisis

    If you knew more than half of the people you work with were planning to leave their jobs, would you be concerned? That sort of news would definitely give me pause. Currently, we face that very crisis in the field …Read More »
  • Say Yes

    Say Yes

    Several years ago, a close friend of mine, Ronnie, made a leap of faith. He decided to leave his position in law enforcement and go on staff with a ministry that helps train people how to share their faith. Going …Read More »

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Brad
Layland

Christian, Husband, Father,
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Entrepreneur.
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