How to engage corporate partners

Corporate Sponsorships & Partnerships: Funders Share Advice on How to Engage Corporate Partners

Team NLC Tips

Companies gave nearly $17 billion to charities during 2020 (Giving USA 2020), representing a critical revenue source and strategic partner for nonprofits. With 8 in 10 Americans expecting businesses to positively impact society (Cone/Porter Novelli, 2018), gone are the days of companies merely being satisfied with visibility and their name on an event T-shirt. Today, engaging corporate partners requires nonprofits …

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Four Critical HR Policies for Nonprofit Organizations

Corban OneSource, NLC Key Partner Tips

How you run your nonprofit organization determines its success, from the employees you hire to the policies and practices you adopt. When it comes to HR policies for nonprofit organizations, there are four human resource practices every nonprofit should have in place to operate ethically and with excellence. Even if your organization already has these HR policies in place, it’s …

7 Traits of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

7 Traits of Emotionally Intelligent Leaders

John Loblack, Ed.D. Tips

What does it mean to be an emotionally intelligent leader? Emotionally intelligent leaders possess seven important qualities that spell out the word LEADERS. L is for listening. Emotionally intelligent leaders place a higher value on listening than they do talking. E is for equipping. Emotionally intelligent leaders equip their employees with the tools and resources necessary to effectively fulfill the …

Silencing the Stories in Our Heads | NLC

When It’s Not Good to Be a Great Storyteller — How to Reject the False Stories in Your Head

Ellen Nastir, M.Ed., PCC, BCC, CPCC Tips

One of the best gifts I received during 2020 was reconnecting with a long-lost friend on the final day of that challenging year. Time melted away as we spoke on the phone for more than an hour, catching up on nearly two decades as if no time had passed at all. While the reason we lost touch doesn’t matter, what …

How to recruit nonprofit board members

How to Recruit Nonprofit Board Members

Emily h. Benham, CFRE, FAHP | CEO, NLC Tips

The Nonprofit Leadership Center recently asked our community of nonprofit leaders to share the most significant challenges they face related to board governance. How to recruit nonprofit board members is a resounding pain point we hear. As someone who has the great pleasure and privilege of working with nonprofit board members and CEOs to navigate the often turbulent waters of …

Chris Johnson discusses inclusive leadership on the Nonprofit Leadership Center blog

Leaders Who Authentically Embrace Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Believe These 8 Things

Christopher Johnson, NLC Board Member Tips

Everywhere you turn, organizations are posting diversity statements on their websites and hiring leaders to oversee diversity, equity and inclusion efforts. But “diversity, equity and inclusion” (DE&I) is not a corporate buzz phrase or leadership trend; it represents the non-negotiable pillars on which strong cultures must be built. How do you know if you and your organization truly embody inclusive …

Hopes & Expectations for Nonprofit Sector

7 Hopes & Expectations That Nonprofit CEOs Have for the Nonprofit Sector in 2021

Team NLC Tips, Uncategorized

We recently asked nonprofit leaders to share their hopes and expectations for the nonprofit sector in 2021. Their wise perspective encourages all nonprofit leaders to think more strategically and collaboratively to strengthen our sector and communities. “2021 is and will be a time of great challenge but also great opportunity in the nonprofit sector. To meet the challenges of COVID-19, …

3 Things Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Say by John Loblack

Three Things Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Say

John Loblack, Ed.D. Tips

If someone asked you to name your all-time favorite leader, who would it be? What about your least favorite leader? Chances are your reasons for choosing these leaders have little to do with their cognitive abilities or technical skills and much to do with their emotional intelligence — how they treated you as a person. Emotional intelligence is our capacity …

How to Choose the Certificate Program That's Right for You | Nonprofit Leadership Center

Advancing Your Nonprofit Career: Certificate in Leadership vs. Certificate in Nonprofit Management — Which is right for you?

Charlie Imbergamo, CFRE Tips

Strong leaders know there is no finish line when it comes to learning. Leadership requires courage, curiosity, focus and adaptability — all while motivating and empowering others to do and be their best. Yet today, half of nonprofit leaders say they lack the knowledge, experience or resources necessary to be successful (Source: ProInspire). As a nonprofit organization that exists to …