NLC Launches Nonprofit Capacity Building Program Funded by JPMorgan Chase & Co.

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

Team NLC is thrilled to announce that 10 Hillsborough County nonprofits have been selected to participate in a 6-month, cohort-based learning experience with sustainability expert and author, Steve Zimmerman. After a competitive application process, ten (10) Hillsborough County nonprofits have been accepted into the NLC Nonprofit Sustainability Initiative’s 2017-2018 Matrix Map Cohort. Our CEO Emily Benham, FAHP, CFRE, describes the …

Nonprofit Board Members Share Criticism

Guest post by Hardy Smith News, Stories

Participants in my survey of nonprofit board members to identify why board members don’t perform as expected shared several criticisms about the relationship between nonprofit organizations and their boards. This information is important because, according to survey results, the issues mentioned can contribute to enthusiastic board members becoming turned off, a silent threat to the welfare of an organization. Responses …

Fundraising and an Indie Record Label

Sara Leonard News, Stories

WUSF, our local NPR station (www.wusf.edu), had a great story about XL Recordings and for just a minute I thought they were talking about fundraising. “A Record Label With a Midas Touch” tells the story of XL Recordings, a British independent record company owned by Richard Russell. Though I’d never heard of XL Recordings, I’d certainly heard of their biggest …

Marketing with the Form 990

Maureen Butler News, Stories

Don’t make them search for your successes! Have you ever wondered why nonprofits are required to file the Form 990 with the IRS? It is a monitoring tool used by the IRS to ensure tax-exempt organizations are appropriately using their tax-exempt status. Nonprofits, however, can use what may seem to be an onerous regulatory requirement to their advantage. According to …

TechSoup.org – What It Can Do For Your Nonprofit

Lorraine Faithful News, Stories

Everyone knows that most nonprofit organizations must stretch limited dollars whenever possible, so you will be pleased to know how TechSoup can save you money in a big way. TechSoup is a nonprofit online resource that can help you save thousands of dollars on your technology products. You save money because more than forty large software companies such as Microsoft, …

Winning the Email War

Ashley Pero News, Stories

Do you have days where it seems that all you are doing is reading, filing, responding or writing emails? I will be the first to tell you that my eye goes straight to the bottom right of my screen when my “new mail” ding hits my ears. But, I have decided to win the email war! I will no longer …

Walking The Life Balance Beam

Tyler Hood News, Stories

How often do we use the phrase “I don’t have the time”? Do you say it a couple times a week, maybe even every day? Our time is precious and limited and therefore should be taken advantage of. But how can we best balance our time? It is often difficult to juggle all of our responsibilities. Simple domain goal setting …

How Learning Makes Us Feel

Grace Armstrong News, Stories

How do you feel when you learn something new and interesting? How does it feel to hear a new idea about how to do something that has challenged you? How does it feel to be with a community of your peers who are learning new things with you? I think it makes us feel excited and happy. Learning makes us …

You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know

Grace Armstrong News, Stories

There is no greater gift to a nonprofit organization than a board member who is motivated to be involved in his own education. When most of us join a board, we think that we bring a great deal of wisdom because of our backgrounds in business, education, or whatever our field of work is. We believe that we are sufficiently …