Meet the 27 Nonprofit Leaders in the 2021 Certificate in Leadership Program

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Nonprofit leadership has never been more important — or more challenging — than it is in the present moment. As needs increase along with mounting uncertainty, leadership is the key for stronger organizations and communities. To prepare the next generation of nonprofit professionals to lead our ever-changing sector forward, the Nonprofit Leadership Center created the Certificate in Leadership program. This …

Why There’s Actually a Lot to Celebrate From 2020: A Year of Resilience & Impact for Nonprofits

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2020 will most likely be remembered for its many challenges. Yet, as we reflect on the nonprofit sector’s response during this unprecedented — yes, I said it — year, incredible resilience and measurable impact are the headlines that stand out to me. As a nonprofit organization that exists to support other nonprofits, the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s results directly reflect yours. …

Measuring Your Nonprofit’s Effectiveness: Understanding the Core Capacity Assessment Tool (TCC Group’s CCAT)

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What if you could measure how effective your nonprofit organization’s leadership, adaptability, management, technical capacity, and organizational culture are in less than 45 minutes? With the Core Capacity Assessment Tool or CCAT, you can. The CCAT is an online, survey-based capacity assessment tool that collects information from organizational decision-makers to analyze your nonprofit and provide recommendations for ongoing improvement.

Finding Our Way Forward in 2021: Three Imperatives for Successful Leaders

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While 2020 will likely be remembered for its relentless challenges, the lifelong learner in me is struck by the many lessons the past year taught us. Nonprofit leaders have stretched and grown faster than ever, being required to think differently, reimagine new ways of serving communities and speed innovations to deepen impact. While we can’t predict the future, we can …

The Next Generation of Nonprofit Leaders: A Day-in-the-Life of an NLC Fellow

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Nonprofits are the lifeblood of our communities and often serve as a critical safety net for individuals and families, in good times and in bad. To help develop the next generation of nonprofit leaders who will move our dynamically changing sector forward with courage and impact, the Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC) hires a resource development fellow each year to gain …

The X-Factor in Courageous Leadership: 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Mental Fitness

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Authentic, trusting relationships are at the core of achieving the majority of goals in life — from personal happiness to career success and everything in between. But before meaningful and lasting relationships can grow, they must be rooted in the relationship we have with ourselves. Believe it or not, the most important conversations aren’t those you have with others; they’re …

The X-Factor in Courageous Leadership: 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Mental Fitness

Ellen Nastir, M.Ed., PCC, BCC, CPCC Leadership, Tips

Authentic, trusting relationships are at the core of achieving the majority of goals in life — from personal happiness to career success and everything in between. But before meaningful and lasting relationships can grow, they must be rooted in the relationship we have with ourselves. Believe it or not, the most important conversations aren’t those you have with others; they’re …

New Nonprofit Donor & Giving Trends: How to Apply Learnings at Your Organization

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How many times have you and your colleagues analyzed questions that still have no clear answers: How do we recoup the revenue lost from our cancelled fundraising events? What will the year-end giving season look like? What is the long-term impact on our staff and operations? In our data-driven world, we’re used to having the numbers and analytics at our fingertips to make decisions. …

New Nonprofit Donor & Giving Trends: How to Apply Learnings at Your Organization

Jesica D'Avanza & Natalie Stamer Leadership, News

How many times have you and your colleagues analyzed questions that still have no clear answers: How do we recoup the revenue lost from our cancelled fundraising events? What will the year-end giving season look like? What is the long-term impact on our staff and operations? In our data-driven world, we’re used to having the numbers and analytics at our …