How to Get Gen Z to Care about Your Cause

Team NLC Tips

Close your eyes. Think about some of the most successful and iconic nonprofit programs and fundraising events of our time. Nationally televised telethons, global charity walks, giving phenomenons spurred by a single bucket of ice. Now open your eyes and come back to reality. Many of the strategies that have worked in the past are no longer relevant or sustainable. …

5 Secrets for Nonprofit Career Success

Team NLC Tips

What advice would you give to individuals who want to pursue a successful career in the nonprofit sector? This is a question we’re asked often when we speak to students, new nonprofit professionals and emerging leaders. Nonprofit organizations are more important than ever for the future of our communities and our economy. With more than 83,000 nonprofits in Florida employing …

6 Ideas for Improving Team Dynamics

Team NLC Tips

Did you know we spend about 1 in every 3 hours that we’re awake at work? As nonprofit leaders, this means our colleagues and supervisor are constantly present in our everyday life. No wonder the saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast” is true. Despite the correlation between culture and performance, many organizations don’t make the time to be intentional about …

Become a Better Leader in Just 15 Minutes

Team NLC Tips

Is it really possible to become a better leader in just 15 minutes? According to Simon T. Bailey — author, life coach and keynote speaker at our recent Leadership Conference — the answer is yes. He says that by incorporating this 15-minute routine into your day, you’ll be on your way to long-term leadership success. Become a Better Nonprofit Leader …

4 Nonprofit Moms Share Tips for Balancing Motherhood and Their Mission

Team NLC Stories, Tips

Lunches packed. Laundry folded. Gifts for the upcoming party wrapped. Homework checked. Dog walked. Bed made. Meals planned. Dinner in the oven. Tantrum calmed. Crisis averted. Hugs given. Advice shared. Out the door. Repeat. Let’s face it — moms are super heroes. They do the little things every day that go unnoticed and the big things that leave a lasting …

3 Ways to Learn from Your Fundraising Mistakes

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Inspiring donors to invest in your mission is an art and a science. Our work as fundraisers requires us to cultivate relationships and demonstrate our impact while staying ahead of giving trends and providing an exceptional year-round experience. With all the responsibilities fundraisers have in a changing donor landscape, you’re bound to make a mistake or two along the way. …

How to Apply for a Grant: Your Guide to Winning Proposals

Team NLC Fundraising, Tips

Grant writing that leads to grant winning requires more than a technically correct and polished proposal. In today’s increasingly competitive and ever-evolving nonprofit sector, organizations must connect emotionally with potential funders to open their hearts and wallets. Are you wondering how to apply for a grant that will stand out from other applicants? How to Apply for a Grant and …

10 Ways to Engage Your Board in Fundraising

Grace Armstrong Tips

As nonprofit leaders, we need all the help we can get raising resources for our organizations. Here are some ways to engage your board in fundraising. 10. Know what you want and need from your board members.Before you can engage board members to help you fundraise, they need to understand what your organization needs. Your board must clearly see your vision and …

8 Nonprofit Resources to Help You Measure Impact

Ashley Pero Tips

Your organization does great work. You’re changing the world. But can you prove it? Measuring your program’s outcomes — the benefits or results your organization has on your constituents or participants — provides you measurable proof.  The ability to measure and show your impact is critical for fundraising. But finding nonprofit resources to help you demonstrate impact isn’t always easy. So …