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

  • 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 of you who know me realize that I don’t typically eat that way, but I ran a marathon today.  On ...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 »
  • Chased By Lions

    Chased By Lions

    Got your attention yet? Okay, so I didn’t actually get chased by lions this summer, but I did get to run in Kenya, in the hardest marathon of my life: the Safarithon Marathon. Running 26.2 miles in the Lewa Animal …Read More »
  • Do It Anyway

    Do It Anyway

    Recently I got the chance to take a tour of Pacific Rim Christian University, in Honolulu, and to meet their president, Kent M. Keith. While visiting this small Christian college, I learned that President Keith was the person who wrote …Read More »
  • Finding New Donors Who Believe in You

    Finding New Donors Who Believe in You

    I would say that one of the most frequent questions I get asked is, “Can you help me find new donors?” This question seems to weigh on every fundraiser’s mind, and some people even try to hire The FOCUS Group …Read More »
  • Go to the Moon

    Go to the Moon

    In 1961 President John F. Kennedy stood before Congress and announced that before the end of the decade, America would successfully land a man on the moon. At the time America had fallen far behind in the Space Race with …Read More »
  • Running Out of Salad Dressing

    Running Out of Salad Dressing

    When we interact with donors, we are often quick to offer up stories about the work our organization is doing. We want to share stories of the people we are impacting or talk about how amazing our new program is. …Read More »

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Brad
Layland

Christian, Husband, Father,
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Entrepreneur.
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