What We Do

Our Mission

We develop and connect
nonprofit leaders to
strengthen organizations
and our communities.

We are Tampa Bay’s center for nonprofit education.

Welcome to the Nonprofit Leadership Center. We’re glad you’re here. As a nonprofit organization that exists to support the nonprofit sector, we offer programs that develop and connect nonprofit leaders to strengthen organizations and our community.

Here, learning is interactive and collaborative, because knowledge gained and shared collectively fosters leadership. Networking with and hearing from peers is integral to the experience. All classes and trainings are developed and taught by top nonprofit and business leaders, content experts and educators who possess real-world experience and subject-matter expertise.

From customized training specific to your organization’s needs to nearly 90 classes across Hillsborough and Pinellas counties to executive-level certificates and exclusive leadership groups for CEOs, oue targeted programs are as unique as your organization and professional development needs.

Here’s a downloadable guide to see all the ways we can help you.

More Than a Name

Our logo, in addition to being a shorthand for our company name, features colors that are warm, dynamic and representative of our corporate culture. The varied shapes and colors represent the diversity of the organizations and individuals we serve as well as the variety of ways we serve them: through classes at our training center, custom solutions, cohort learning groups and conferences. The arrow shows connection and directionality, pointing toward a brighter future.

Our Partners Make it Possible

Thanks to the generosity of our community and corporate partners, we are able to offer a remarkable value in nonprofit education. Our funders and donors support 80% of the costs of our in-person classes, making it possible for nonprofit leaders to invest in themselves and their organizations.

NLC has achieved a 2019 Gold Seal of Transparency from GuideStar.

NLC is an Establishing Charter Member of the Florida Nonprofit Alliance.

The Florida Nonprofit Alliance is a statewide coalition of nonprofits focused on research, collaboration and advocacy. Their mission is to inform, promote and strengthen Florida’s nonprofit sector. They provide a collective voice at the state and national levels, educating elected officials and other constituents, and serve as a central resource and referral center complete with sector data, public policy updates, advocacy tools and resources.

We are also proud members of:

BoardSource is a national organization working to strengthen nonprofit board leadership. They engage with and support a community of more than 115,000 individuals committed to creating positive change in their communities through effective board service.

Florida Philanthropic Network is a statewide membership network of nearly 120 philanthropic organizations working to build philanthropy to build a better Florida.