4 Questions to Ask to Attract the Right Nonprofit Board Members

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As the ultimate decision-making body for nonprofit organizations, boards of directors are responsible for guiding a nonprofit’s vision and strategy and for overseeing its financial accountability. Finding the right board members is critical to every nonprofit organization’s success. But it’s not just about a leader’s skills and expertise; great board members fundamentally align with your […]

WATCH: Simple Strategies to Gain & Retain More Donors Every Month

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Research shows that retaining donors is more cost effective than attracting new ones — but why should your nonprofit have to choose between the two? During this free on-demand webinar, you will learn:  A simple digital strategy to significantly grow your email list each month without adding extra ongoing effort How to create and offer […]

Get Featured at the 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference: Submit Your Photos & Video

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On October 19 and 20, 2023, hundreds of nonprofit and business leaders will come together at the highly anticipated Nonprofit Leadership Conference, hosted by the Nonprofit Leadership Center and presented by Bank of America. We invite you to submit photos and/or video content that show your nonprofit in action for a chance to be featured in the opening […]

Leading Effective Meetings: 5 Tips to Conduct More Productive Meetings

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Believe it or not, employees spend an average of 18+ hours per week in meetings, but nearly half say those meetings are unnecessary and 70% report multitasking during the gatherings (Source). With a reported 24 million hours wasted each year due to unproductive meetings, how do you conduct more productive meetings at your nonprofit that matter to your […]

Chief Storyteller & Nonprofit Leader to Emcee 2023 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

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What is the secret to nonprofit success? According to Ernest Hooper, renowned storyteller and nonprofit leader in Tampa Bay, it’s collaboration and shared knowledge. As the Nonprofit Leadership Center prepares to bring nearly 1,000 leaders together for two days of collaboration and knowledge sharing, we are thrilled to announce that Ernest will be the emcee […]

20 Leaders Selected for 2023 Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship

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Every time Tina James walked into a room, she found herself silently counting the number of individuals who looked like her. Even though that number has increased over the years, she continued to see a lack of representation at the C-suite and senior leadership levels of organizations.  “I know there are individuals like me who […]

Making the Case for Training & Development from Funders: 6 Keys to Nonprofit Growth

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Dear funders: Nonprofits need your support to include human capital needs. At least, that’s what the Center for Effective Philanthropy’s most recent report confirmed. State of Nonprofits in 2023: What Funders Need to Know revealed the top concern among nonprofit executives is staff-related issues, including burnout, filling staff positions and retaining staff. 3 in 4 […]

8 Nonprofit Leaders Graduate with Certificate in Nonprofit Management

8 professionals of diverse genders, races, ethnicities and ages stand smiling alongside professors and leaders to graduate from the Certificate in Nonprofit Leadership at the University of Tampa, in collaboration with the Nonprofit Leadership Center

Do you know what sets good leaders apart from their peers? According to researchers at the University of Michigan, it’s having a learning mindset. Leaders focused on learning see value in learning new things, seek out new challenges, and view learning as key to growth and success (Source).  This week, eight learning-focused leaders graduated with their Certificate […]

3 Questions with the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s New CEO, Charlie Imbergamo

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On July 1, 2023, Charlie Imbergamo, MA, CFRE, became the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s new CEO. As a lifelong learner with 30 years of nonprofit experience, Charlie enters the role after serving as the organization’s senior director of strategic programs and impact since September 2019. We recently sat down with Charlie to hear more about his […]

17 Questions to Ask Your Team to Build the Best Culture

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According to research from Monster.com, a whopping 96% of workers are looking for a new job this year, with many seeking a position that offers higher compensation and a healthy, positive work environment. When an organization experiences a shift in leadership or structure, it presents an important opportunity to engage staff in building the culture, […]