Self-Care Tips for Nonprofit Leaders

Guest post by NLC trainer Ellen Nastir Stories

Picture this: After a full day sitting at your computer, you’re finally putting the finishing touches on a major presentation when — BAM! — your machine makes a whirring noise and the screen goes dark. All your effort has been wiped out, and you wonder what to do next. We’ve all experienced similar moments of dread. We rely on our …

Announcing Classes in Pinellas & ALL 8 Leadership Conference Breakouts

Jen Dodd News, Stories

Team NLC isn’t content to rest on our laurels; what happened in 2018 was pretty awesome but it’s also….so 2018. We’ve been working on some top-secret projects for a while, and today we can share news–about two of them. First up: we’re thrilled to announce that we’re going to be putting on 10 classes IN PINELLAS COUNTY this year! We’ve …

Celebrating Our Female Leaders

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

In honor of International Women’s Day on March 8th, Team NLC is thrilled to introduce you to four outstanding women leaders who will be bringing you inspiration and practical action steps to increase your focus and lead with purpose during our breakout sessions at the 2019 Leadership Conference on May 22nd. We have a deep and diverse talent pool for …

What to Read When Life is Just No Fun

Jennifer Dodd Stories

As part of our work to educate and empower nonprofits, we actively search out new and helpful resources to share with you. And today we want to introduce you to (or maybe remind you of) one of our favorite writers and thinkers: Jon Acuff. Jon has written three books—Quitter, Start, and Do Over. He is a passionate advocate of doing …

Your Very Special Invitation…

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

Team NLC is already busily working behind the scenes on many aspects of our 9th annual Leadership Conference on May 22nd. Thanks to Key Partner C3 Media we can now unveil our snazzy new 2019 Leadership Conference theme logo: Don’t you love it?? And one of the most fun things we’ve done to date is chat with our Keynote Speaker, …

A-Z Practices for a Better You

Ellen Nastir Stories

Are you being bombarded?  Everywhere I turn all the talk is (still) about setting goals and intentions for this new year. There are fabulous articles, videos and audios available at the click of a button or a turn of a page describing in detail how and why this is beneficial.I’m not repeating that here. I’ve simply compiled a short list …

Tuning Into Your Future

Simon T. Bailey, 2019 LC Keynote Speaker Stories

We’re thrilled to bring you the first guest blog post from our 2019 Leadership Conference Keynote Speaker, Simon T. Bailey. “The biggest risk is not taking any risk…In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.” – Mark Zuckerberg Have you ever had an idea or dream but for some …

3 Ways to Ease Into Your Annual Nonprofit Audit

Lorraine Faithful, Operations Manager News, Stories

Is it “annual fiscal audit time” for your nonprofit? It is if your nonprofit’s fiscal year is the same as the calendar year.  If you closed your fiscal year at the end of December, then you are most likely getting prepared for your auditors to examine your financial statements.  This can be a busy and stressful time for you and …

Mind Your Manners (and Other Practical Tips for Calling a Prospective Funder)

NLC trainer, Sara Leonard Stories

Calling a prospective funder shouldn’t just be another phone call to quickly check off your to-do list. At the point of actually picking up the phone, you should be confident the funder is open to your communication (Call Me… Maybe: Determining If You Should Call a Foundation Prospect) and have spent time researching and preparing to make the call (Wait, …

3 Ways Leaders Make Emotional Connections

Scott Edinger, Edinger Consulting Group Stories

When I first started working in then-Big Six consulting firm Coopers & Lybrand, the partner I was assigned to was a gentleman named Chris Abramson, and he had an enormous scale of responsibility. Yet whenever I talked with him, which was not that often, he gave me his undivided attention. He talked with me about my goals and my development …