The Local

Mission Incorporated works with the Local (formerly East Falls Local), a community newspaper covering north-west Philadelphia. Projects: entity determination, development strategy, community outreach. 


Mission Incorporated contracted with the Philadelphia Department of Human Services to provide nonprofit capacity building training to 20 CUA's (Community Umbrella Agencies) and grantees. 


In 2017, Mission Incorporated expanded its services to include working with trade associations and providing ongoing research and membership content support. 


Mission Incorporated partnered with SCORE to present a "How to Start a Nonprofit" workshop. 

Philly Up

A group comprised of hundreds of women activists from Philly's suburbs, and allies to communities of color, hired our company - lead by a woman of color to conduct an activist planning session and coalition building training. 

Why Not Prosper

Why Not Prosper is a transitional housing program providing essential services to returning citizens and women in need. Mission Incorporated wrote and secured grant funding for that program.

Philadelphia Association of CDC's

Philadelphia Association of CDC's hired Mission Incorporated to present two trainings on nonprofit fundraising for membership and community organizations.

Iron Sharpens Iron

Iron Sharpens Iron works regularly with Mission Incorporated on corporate filings and compliance issues, grantwriting, and fundraising strategy. Mission Incorporated has secured $30,000 in funding for Iron Sharpens Iron. 

The Business Center

The Business Center for Entrepreneurship and Social Enterprise has received event planning and execution support and corporate sponsorship services from Mission Incorporated for its Best Practices Breakfast. 

Black and Brown Workers Co-operative

The Black and Brown Workers Collective recently hired Mission Incorporated to facilitate a board development and leadership training. 

Project Learn School

An independent school located in Germantown hired Mission Incorporated to help them develop a comprehensive fundraising strategy and to provide ongoing support to their parent driving fundraising committee. 

1Click Philadelphia

An organization representing over 40 former Philadelphia gangs addressing violence and poverty in Philadelphia hired Mission Incorporated for an activist and coalition building training and planning session. 

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"Mission Incorporated helped me apply for new funding and to create a realistic

budget. I got nine grants totaling $42,000 this year with that budget. Mission

helped me to keep the money consistent and without that our mortgage does

not get paid, our women go back to abusive relationships, and there are more motherless children."

Michelle A Simmons

Founder and Executive Director, Why Not Prosper

"Congratulations on receiving the Minority Business Leader Award. Given all that you have accomplished I can't think of anyone who deserves this recognition more than you. This award is another example of your commitment to excellence."

Councilwoman Blondell Reynolds Brown

"Thank You So Much For providing the Fundraising RX Training to our grant awardees. The attendees learned a lot and expressed gratitude for your insight.

Thank You for being a friend of WOMENS WAY.

Jenniter Leith

Director of Grantmaking, Womens Way

"Mission Incorporated has become a valuable resource for me and my staff.

Lawanda Horton, President & CEO of Mission Inc., has hosted workshops

geared toward further developing their businesses and ideas and finding the

funding to do so Lawanda did such an amazing job teaching a grants seminar that we have invited her back to teach additional seminars.

Therefore it is my pleasure to recommend Lawanda Horton and Mission Incorporated."

The Office of State Representative Tony Payton Jr.

"Before our client-consultant relationship, I sat on the Board of Directors of BEBASHI Inc.Transition to Hope, where Lawanda was the Director of Development and Public Relations. I am now the Founder and Executive Director of Haven Youth Center, Inc., a service agency for kids infected with and affected by HIV/AIDS located in Southwest Philadelphia. With the help of Mission Incorporated, we just secured $50,000.00 from AACO for Targeted HIV Testing.

Mission Inc.’s President & CEO Lawanda Horton Sauter and her team handled all aspects of the RFP including research, communications with my Board of Directors and AACO analysts, composition, revision, assembly, and

delivery. I recommend Mrs. Sauter with enthusiasm as a seasoned and efficient

expert in nonprofit fund development."

William Brawner

Executive Director, Haven Youth Center

"I had the pleasure of working with Lawanda when she was the Director of Development at Carelink Community Support Services. She was the coordinator of our large annual gala and put together a wonderful evening. Lawanda's can do attitude and resourcefulness were evident from the very beginning. She is able to help nonprofits with their development needs and can make an immediate impact.

I highly recommend Lawanda and her firm, Mission Incorporated."

Jake Mcdonald

Former Board Chair, CareLink Community Support Services

I worked with Mission Incorporated and Lawanda on a State Grant Application.

Lawanda is a detailed-oriented professional who possesses a deep understanding and knowledge of business models and systems. Her superior research capabilities enables her to go above and beyond in servicing clients;

even when all the details are not readily available. In short, she will find the answer!

I highly recommend Lawanda to anyone seeking to obtain reliable services

without the headaches of

feeling like you have to micro-manage someone"

Marsha Carter, MyBizNext, LLC

"Lawanda and I worked together at BEBASHI, where Lawanda was Director

of Development. At BEBASHI, Lawanda showed a truly creative approach to her

work, and her experience in the field was apparent. She demonstrated mastery

over several areas, from event planning to fundraising campaigns. Lawanda was

a joy to work with, and her obvious passion for development work was contagious, I found myself very interested in learning more about it after working with her on various projects. She handles multiple projects and a high workload well-

she always had a lot on her plate- but balanced her time for each project.

Rosa Plasencia, Attorney at

Greater Wisconsin Agency On Aging Resources & Former Programs Assistant, BEBASHI Inc.

“Lawanda Horton of Mission Incorporated is a highly skilled dynamic consultant in the areas of business, non-profits, and assisting individuals in achieving their dreams. As a person who is interested in running my own consulting firm, I feel Ms. Horton provides that lasso of support I needed to get my feet of the ground. Ms. Horton is a true visionary!"

Ameenah McCann, MS

The City of Philadelphia AIDS Activities Coordinating Office

"Having Lawanda's skill set is really beneficial. It will help these businesses and nonprofits grow. It is key to the community's revitalization."

State Representative Stephen Kinsey

“Lawanda has excellent leadership skills and is very dependable, which would make her a very valuable asset

to any company or business that she is a part of.”

Robert Baxter

Atwater Kent Museum of Philadelphia

"Several of my students met you at the Young Women’s Leadership Workshop last weekend, and approached me excitedly about possibly having you as an

Internship Mentor and Career Day panelist.

They RAVED about you."

LaToya Coley

Teacher, Mastery Charter School