Why This Program is Good for You!

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    To minimize the risk of failure

    Half or more of the new nonprofit organizations that are started each year will close without fulfilling their mission. There is really no reason that nonprofits should fail. Many have started up with some missing elements that cause problems. Learn what's missing and learn how to create systems and processes for success.

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    To create a plan to attract funding and engage the community

    All too often, visionaries have great ideas, but don't know how to create a system for others to understand how to participate, how to give and how to share the need. Having a strategic plan and a system for implementation is the start of of the path to success.

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    To connect with peers for collaboration and support

    Start-up initiatives all too often are led by the visionary with limited support from others, and faces burnout and feels all alone while building out their vision. In this program, participants connect weekly in group sessions for encouragement and energy.

  • 4

    To have immediately implementable tools and systems to install in your organization

    Most visionary leaders have unique ideas and a passion for changing lives. There’s no need to reinvent the wheel! There are templates and processes that can be utilized and adapted to your particular needs. Get the tools and make them yours!

Here's What You'll Get!

In addition to the connection to peers, you will receive Hugh's time-proven lessons for planning, leadership upgrades, team building, organizational development, and specific knowledge for creating a nonprofit organization.

5 Pillars to Success

Hugh's mini-course on the essential 5 components for a successful, sustainable organization facilitated by Hugh himself.


The "How-To" guide to attaining self-sufficiency in today's unsure and ever challenging world for nonprofits and their leaders.

Better Leader Guide

The full script and workbook for Hugh's popular and important guide for reaching your potential as a leader with tools and templates.

No Worries... We have you covered!

If you doubt your ability to launch a new nonprofit organization, don't worry, we've got your back.

Peer-to-Peer Support

Weekly Q & A sessions with others in the community and in this Initiative

Relevant Content

How-to-lessons on how to do each step of launching a nonprofit

Regular Activities

Options for participating in activities for learning and collaboration


Get the SynerVision System for Your Nonprofit

This is a three-part start-up system with a step-by-step guide for upgrading your nonprofit organization. 

  • Update and polish Your Vision and Mission
  • Empower Your Teams
  • Activate Up to 8 Streams of Revenue

This is the effective system you have been looking for and the collaboration that will support you!

What people have said about working with Hugh

In over 32 years of work with leaders in many fields, Hugh has assisted them in unlocking their potential and building a more successful, sustainable, more effective organization.


Lynn Sanders

Story Coach

Growing My Network

I joined the Synervision Nonprofit Leadership Cohort community when it started and have built relationships and built my network. Hugh's "vault" of information is a valuable resource for any nonprofit leader or consultant.

Jessica Arrington

Nonprofit Leader

Building Connections

I joined the SynerVision community to build connections with innovative leaders all across the globe that last a lifetime. Hugh Ballou provides powerful sessions that provide value and insight. The benefits are incredible

Catrina Howard

Nonprofit Founder

Board Engagement

In the SynerVision community I have learned how to create a strategy and build my board. Hugh Ballou has helped me write a strategic plan in order to grow my nonprofit to help women veterans. I see value in the journey ahead.

Dr. Tammye Matthews

Wellness Professional

Hugh's Process is Helpful

I am grateful to be a part of the SynerVision Community. I have benefitted from the collaboration and have learned leadership skills to help not only my company, but also the nonprofit organization that I serve called Safe. I appreciate having a road map to be more successful now and in the long term.

Doyle Davis

Nonprofit Founder

Continuing Support

I wanted to create a short video to thank Hugh Ballou for his continuing support, mentorship, and friendship over many years through SynerVision. Your skills and service extend all the way back to when I was just starting. I wanted other people to know about your wise council and how long you have been teaching others.

Debra Knoble

Nonprofit Founder

Pathway to Success

I discovered the SynerVision Community through an email introducing me to Hugh's 31 Days to Becoming a Better Leader. It was a great fit for me. Joining the community has given me other people to talk to on the same path. Hugh and SynerVision have been a great help to me providing resources as I move forward.

Rev. Katheen Panning

Ministry Coach

Building My Business Model

I engaged Hugh because of his expertise in my field to assist me in building my coaching and consulting business. He assisted me in clarifying my plan and setting specific, attainable, and powerful goals.

Garrett Gunderson

Finance Specialist

Team Facilitation

Hugh can help with the most critical conversations any organization must have, to bring forth the leadership that is there but many times unrecognized. With Hugh, progress is inevitable and in a much shorter time.

Gerri Kier

Nutrition Expert

Board Engagement

Hugh gave me great ideas on how to work with my board and I had no idea that I would get so many workable ideas and tools in such a short time that I could hit the ground running and implement immediately.

Mark Hattas

Nonprofit Founder

Hugh's Process is Helpful

His process is wonderful and he has an ability to lead in many different areas to successfully put together the strategic plan and execution elements to getting an organization off the ground, and he has been so supportive of engaging with us and setting us up for success. His process allowed our team to define the future and believe in our ability.

Dr. Jeffrey Magee

Fortune 50 Consultant

Conductor Knows Leadership

In a world of know-everything experts, it is beyond awesome to find someone that actually knows from which they speak …. the Orchestra Director blew me away and pulled me in with his captivating style, grace in words, and impactful strategies …. You need to experience the grace and power of Hugh Ballou at least once, and you will become a fan instantly.

Dr. Tad Hardin

President, Lynchburg Symphony

Orchestrating Success

Hugh began consulting with the LSO at a critical time, actively engaging our Board of Directors and steering us toward building a vision for expanded growth and influence in our community.  His work brought clarity to our goals, structure to our staff and committees, and energy to our future planning.  It’s a different (and better) organization than before.

Is this Membership Right for You?

This program, with a special community to support your journey, is available for anyone with a desire to improve a nonprofit venture. However, it's not for those who only want to work in a normal "job." It's a special opportunity for those with a dream who want to create a roadmap to success to impact lives and change the world one step at a time.


  • Business professionals wanting to set up or grow a nonprofit, but don't know how to transfer skills from business to nonprofit

  • Clergy wanting to raise the bar on their own skill for existing ministries and new ones

  • Retired professionals wanting to use their expertise in a "for purpose" initiative

  • Visionary people wanting tactical systems for launching their dream


  • Those just wanting a job only and those who don't have an entrepreneurship mindset

  • Those who think only others should do things 

  • Those who think that things are ok as is and don't want to do anything different

  • Those who don't value nonprofit work and would rather stay in the business they are doing now

Bonus Section. Time to Over Deliver!

When you join this exclusive group you not only get the content, weekly lessons, collaboration with peers, expert process facilitators, and encouragement, you also receive the following bonuses.

Hugh's Mini-Course: Building the 5 Pillars of Success

In the short course, leaders identify the 5 components essential for organizational success. This video course has 6 modules easily completed in just a brief period of time with action guides for each lesson. Value = $97

Hugh's Report "Creating a Sustainable, Profitable Enterprise"

Everyone has the option of starting up a new enterprise, either for-profit or nonprofit, however not every startup gets sustainable funding to be able to fully achieve their mission and impact lives. This report is a brief overview of how to set up sustainability from the very beginning. Value = Priceless

Full Workbook for 31 Days to Becoming a Better Leader

This companion workbook to the free podcast provides information and insights for true leaders which is not always what we have been taught. Price value = $30

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Questions? This program is so unique I’m sure you do. Here’s some answers to the most frequent of them.

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What if I just have an idea with no plan?

Is this a self-study, group, or community ?

What is the cost for all of this value ?

This program is a unique system for our nonprofit leaders and clergy. The cost is only $40 per month as long as you keep your community membership. This price is only available now. This program closes soon, so take advantage of this special price while it lasts. The next opening for membership will be in the following quarter and likely at a higher price. Your membership cost will not change as long as you remain a member.

What if I have doubts about my abilties?

Are there any hidden costs?

Do I have to commit long-term?

This program, as well as community membership, are billed automatically each month with the option for unsubscribing at any time with no questions asked. We must continue to provide you with value if you want to continue paying even this very small fee for such great value. Once you get into the full community, you will find endless resources available for you.