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Survey Reveals Majority of Nonprofit Leaders Ready to Attend In-Person Professional Development in Fall 2021

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Now that many Americans are getting vaccinated, the Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC) wanted to know how nonprofit leaders feel about participating in professional development training events in our post-pandemic environment. During May and June 2021, we invited NLC class participants from the past two years and active nonprofit CEOs to share their preferences and comfort level with in-person and virtual classes. Here’s …

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23 Leaders Selected for New Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship

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National research shows 84% of nonprofit board members are white, with 1 in 4 nonprofits lacking representation from any professionals of color on their boards (BoardSource, 2017). To address this disparity and foster more inclusive and equitable communities, the Nonprofit Leadership Center recently launched our new Advancing Racial Equity on Nonprofit Boards Fellowship. The program is designed to strengthen the …

Meet the 2021 Breakout Speakers

Speakers & Sessions Announced for 2021 Nonprofit Leadership Conference

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If the past year has taught us anything, it’s that nonprofit leaders must lead bravely and act boldly to move our communities forward. We’ll explore how to do just that at the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 2021 Leadership Conference on October 13, presented by Bank of America. Experts in leadership, organizational culture, change management, communications, and diversity, equity and inclusion will …

Introducing the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Class of 2022

Taking Leadership to the Next Level: 10 Nonprofit Leaders to Know

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The past year has been a critical time for nonprofits, as many have fought courageously to keep their communities safe while ensuring their own organizations survive and thrive. Despite the many challenges nonprofits have faced, the Nonprofit Leadership Center saw a 48% increase in professional development participation during 2020 from the previous year, reflecting the promise and power of lifelong learning to …

Taghiyaha Wells

Developing & Connecting Tomorrow’s Leaders: Thank You, Taghiyana Wells

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Research shows that 3 in 4 youth are concerned about having the necessary skills to secure a job (i). Additionally, more than half of employers say candidates lack essential skills, like creativity, persuasion, collaboration, adaptability and time management (ii). The Nonprofit Leadership Center is not only a place where nonprofit leaders and board members come to develop their skills and …

NLC Nonprofit Leadership Conference | October 13, 2021

Announcing the 2021 NLC Leadership Conference

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During the past year, nonprofit leaders have risen to the challenges of our time — adjusting, reimagining and leading courageously to strengthen our communities. Now, it’s time to celebrate and chart how we’ll continue moving forward together. Please join the Nonprofit Leadership Center on October 13, 2021, for our 11th Annual Leadership Conference, presented by Bank of America. This highly …

Introducing the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Class of 2022

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 …

Welcome Meriel Martínez

Experienced Trainer and Facilitator Joins NLC as New Program Director

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Today, we’re pleased to announce that Meriel Martínez has joined the Nonprofit Leadership Center as our new program director, effective March 30, 2021. In this role, she will help develop and implement NLC learning experiences and programs, with an emphasis on small-group leadership circles that bring leaders together who share similar roles or goals to learn, problem-solve and succeed collaboratively. …

Welcome Tess Plotkin to NLC

Tess Plotkin Joins Team NLC

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What do art and the nonprofit sector have in common? As an avid advocate for the arts, Tess Plotkin believes they both have the capacity to heal, build community and solve problems even when there aren’t obvious solutions. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Tess Plotkin has joined the Nonprofit Leadership Center as our new resource development fellow. This one-year …

5 Things Nonprofits Can Celebrate from 2020

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

Emily H. Benham | CEO, NLC News

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. …