New Resources to Respond to Nonprofit Needs

Team NLC News, Resources

In an ongoing effort to help nonprofits overcome challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we recently asked nonprofit leaders about their current mindset and most pressing needs. Nearly 100 nonprofit leaders responded to our online survey fielded between May 12 and 19, 2020. The outcome was clear: Nonprofit leaders are looking for supportive and innovative ways to overcome personal anxiety …

Motivating and Engaging Employees Virtually

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

COVID-19 has introduced managers and supervisors to new challenges as we strive to keep virtual teams motivated, engaged and connected. Our new reality has required us to stretch ourselves beyond our limits and outside our comfort zones, figuratively and literally. Research suggests that the most important aspect of keeping employees engaged is making them feel part of the bigger picture. …

Position Your Nonprofit to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

It’s hard to plan for the future when staying afloat is the day-to-day focus. NLC trainer and senior communications expert Heather Grzelka is helping nonprofits prepare to thrive in a post-COVID-19 world by sharing the one thing nonprofits must do during social distancing. She also shares strategic communications policies and procedures and a case study of how one nonprofit not …

WATCH: Managing Mental and Emotional Exhaustion

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

In this time of prolonged crisis, everyone is feeling emotionally exhausted. Mental exhaustion can cause both physical and emotional effects that can affect your personality and productivity. NLC trainer, mindfulness expert and therapist DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW shares the triggers of mental and emotional exhaustion and offers strategies you can begin using immediately to normalize your new routine, regain …

WATCH: Strategies to Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, health care professionals are sharing public health information to help people prepare, not panic, for the real possibility of the virus affecting them and their loved ones. While this information is helpful for many, it can send others into an unhealthy state of worrying. The powerlessness and anxiety we feel can morph into common …

WATCH: The Dos and Don’ts of Fundraising During a Crisis

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

As you navigate the “new normal” of nonprofit fundraising, seasoned fundraising consultant and NLC trainer Alyce Lee Stansbury shares up-to-the-minute strategies along with dos and don’ts of crisis fundraising. After watching this video, you will: Know the most effective ways to ask for gifts right now. Understand how to evaluate and pivot future fundraising strategies. Be able to deliver top-notch …

WATCH: Grant Writing in Times of Crisis

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

Grant writing is challenging in “normal” times, but when we add a crisis to the mix, many nonprofits aren’t sure where to turn next. Do we apply for grants? If so, which funders should we consider? Whether your organization is providing basic needs to help people impacted by the coronavirus or are considered less “mission-critical,” now is the time to …

WATCH: How to Manage Uncertainty Amid Crisis

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

As nonprofit professionals scramble to devise new operating plans to serve as many constituents as possible while protecting and caring for employees, the thought of sustainability seems almost quaint. From foundations to individuals and even fees for service, all revenue streams are under extreme pressure. While many nonprofit leaders are thinking about survivability, there are steps leaders can take now to …

WATCH: Strategies for Working Remotely During Uncertain Times

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

Are you feeling overwhelmed by navigating today’s turbulent waters while working remotely? In this webinar, NLC and positive psychology expert Ellen Schuster-Nastir explore strategies you can incorporate into your new daily “normal” to strengthen your resiliency, shift your perspective and work successfully in a new environment. Specifically, you will learn: Different strategies for working from home under challenging circumstances How …

From Survivability to Sustainability: 5 Steps Nonprofits Must Take to Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

Steve Zimmerman, Spectrum Nonprofit Services Resources

In the nonprofit sector, the fragility of life is always present. Likewise, for nonprofit leaders, the fragility of our organizations is also always present. Fears of an impending recession and the decline in the percentages of individuals donating to nonprofits have made organizational sustainability a top concern for executive directors for quite some time. But none of us expected the sudden …