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Cybersecurity for Nonprofits: What You Need to Know

Team NLC Tips

Companies rely on data for nearly every decision they make — evaluating programs, engaging audiences and setting organizational strategy. As the value of data has increased, so too has the rate of cyber attacks. From Marriott, Garmin and Yahoo to local nonprofit organizations, no one is immune to cybersecurity risks. So how can you protect your nonprofit’s personal and financial …

Video Marketing Tips for Nonprofits

Video Marketing Tips for Nonprofits: 7 Ways to Create Better Videos on Your Phone

Brick Creative Tips

Should your nonprofit be creating more video content? Regardless of your available resources, the answer is yes. Video generates 1,200% more shares on social media than text and image content combined (Wordstream), and conversion rates increase when video is included on website landing pages and in email. But how do you create videos that move your audiences to action, especially …

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Best Career Advice for Nonprofit Leaders

Team NLC Tips

What is the best career advice you’ve ever received? That’s the question we recently asked our community of nonprofit and business leaders. Whether you’re a new professional just starting out or a seasoned pro, you’ll benefit from this career advice that nonprofit leaders say helped them throughout their journey. What is the best career advice you’ve ever received? Talk less …

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Yes, Nonprofits Have Customers: How to Prioritize Mission-Driven Customer Service

Margarita Sarmiento, founder, ITK Consultants Tips

We’ve all been there. A sales associate starts explaining their return policy before you’ve even had a chance to speak. A service provider begins promoting the latest product without knowing what you need. Or a medical professional makes assumptions about your health before asking you how you feel. Customer service is about four simple words: How can I help? As …

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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 fulfill their positions’ …

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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 …