Recharge & Reboot: Coloring Pages for Leaders

Team NLC Resources

Nonprofit leaders have always known how to wear many hats and do more with less. But the challenges and change nonprofits have been facing since the COVID-19 outbreak has sparked an even dizzier pace as leaders work to support individuals, families and communities through prolonged crisis. Caring for others starts with caring for yourself. To help you take a breath …

WATCH: Re-Opening: Best Practices to Minimize the Spread of COVID-19 and Your Organization’s Liability

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

Is your nonprofit being intentional about reducing the spread of COVID-19 and limiting your organization’s risk? As an employer, are you taking the right, legally required steps to provide a safe workplace for employees that is free from recognized hazards that could cause serious harm? In this video, you’ll learn the best practices for handling safety and employee issues in …

The Best 10 Books on Nonprofit Fundraising and Governance

Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE Resources

When it comes to the best books about nonprofit fundraising and governance, these 10 resources stand the test of time and should be on every leader’s bookshelf or e-reader. 1. “Ten Responsibilities of a Nonprofit Board” by BoardSource This short book outlines the primary responsibilities of nonprofit board service. In the most recent edition, the role of advocacy has been …

WATCH: Creative Innovation for Visionary Leadership

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

Some of the greatest organizations were built and grown in times of economic hardship. The difference between organizations that thrive and those that fail is how equipped leaders are to face adversity with creative innovation, organizational empathy and visionary thinking. In this video, Soul Media CEO Emily Ghosh Harris, MBA, and Arts Conservatory for Teens Co-Founder Dr. Alex Harris share …

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 …