Effective Strategies to Attract and Retain Top Nonprofit Talent

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Although nonprofit jobs comprise about 10% of the American workforce, nonprofits are experiencing a workforce crisis. In the most recent Nonprofit Workforce Survey conducted by the National Council of Nonprofits, nearly 3 in 4 nonprofits reported job vacancies (exceeding pre-COVID levels), primarily due to salary competition, budget constraints/insufficient funds and burnout. So how can nonprofits compete […]

Communicating With Confidence: 5 Tips to Communicate With Groups Effectively

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According to research from the Project Management Institute, the biggest predictor of a project’s success — or failure — is communication. Their report found that project managers should spend 90% of their time on communications to ensure a project’s success, and up to 56% of revenue could be lost due to poor communication. So, how […]

One of the Most Important Leadership Qualities That’s Often Overlooked

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When you think about all the traits that make leaders successful, there’s one that is often overlooked: positivity. In today’s complex business environment, great leaders prioritize positivity and authenticity. But what is positive leadership and why should you focus on it? Positive leaders provide the guidance and resources necessary for their team members to do […]

The Strategic Imperative of Well-Being: A Guide for Organizational Success

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The relationship between well-being and performance in the workplace has emerged as a critical factor in driving organizational success. A groundbreaking study by Dr. Jan-Emmanuel De Neve and his team from the University of Oxford and Harvard reveals a compelling association between employee well-being and profitability. As a result, workplace well-being has become a focal point in […]

WATCH: Essential Technology Updates for Non-Technical Nonprofit Leaders

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Technology is critical to every nonprofit’s success, yet many of today’s leaders represent non-technical functions, like marketing, programs, fundraising, and operations. Keeping up with emerging trends across the digital landscape and discerning what’s imperative from what may be a distraction, can be a challenge. During this free, on-demand webinar, Kelley Hecht, principal executive advisor for […]

Addressing the Nonprofit Workforce Crisis: 4 Practical Strategies

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At the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we’re on a mission to develop and connect nonprofit leaders to strengthen organizations and our communities. However, recent research from the Florida Nonprofit Alliance and National Council of Nonprofits shows that our sector is experiencing a workforce shortage crisis. Ongoing conversations with leaders who participate in our programming validate these findings.  […]

How to Be a Good Leader: Nonprofit CEOs & Funders Share Their Perspective

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Successful organizations start with strong leaders, but what defines a good leader? What traits do good leaders possess? We recently interviewed more than 20 nonprofit CEOs and funders to understand what they believe makes a leader most impactful. They shared seven qualities that are necessary to be a good leader in today’s ever-changing workplace. FIND […]

How to Become a Leader Others Want to Follow

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In today’s rapidly changing world, being a leader is not about a title or position on an organizational chart. It’s about committing to live, albeit not perfectly, the qualities that inspire trust, foster growth, and cultivate a culture of excellence. Becoming a leader others want to follow requires developing essential skills that are often difficult […]

4 Steps to Attract & Retain More Donors Every Month

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Did you know that for every dollar spent attracting new donors via email, organizations generate about $40 in return (Source: Litmus)? That’s a pretty convincing equation, but in today’s competitive market with information overload, it can be difficult for nonprofits to consistently find and reach new prospective donors. So, how can your organization break through […]