8 Ways to Make Kindness the Norm

Team NLC Tips

November 13 is World Kindness Day, an annual celebration hosted by the Random Acts of Kindness Foundation to help make kindness the norm. Kindness, empathy and caring about the needs of others above our own are at the core of our nonprofit sector. In an ever-changing world where kindness seems to be in short supply, here are eight simple ways …

4 Simple Strategies to Improve Team Communication at Work

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

You’ve probably heard the English proverb, “You can catch more flies with honey than with vinegar.” Just as relationships in life are often better when approached with a smile rather than a scowl, the same is true in business. When kindness is at the forefront of our mind and daily interactions, we focus on the power of “we” over “I.” …

What Businesses Want from Nonprofit Partners

Team NLC Tips

If you’re like many nonprofits, you’ve heard the term Corporate Social Responsibility, or CSR. It’s the phrase used to refer to a business approach that aims to positively contribute to our society. While initially a form of corporate self-regulation to promote sustainable business practices, CSR is no longer a single-issue effort or ad hoc attempt by a company’s marketing department …

Find Your Nonprofit Fit: 10 Questions to Ask Before Serving on a Nonprofit Board

Emily H. Benham, NLC CEO Tips

Behind every great nonprofit organization is a great board of directors. While many business and community leaders pursue board positions because they genuinely want to make a difference, research from the Stanford Graduate School of Business, in collaboration with BoardSource and GuideStar, suggests that far too many boards lack the sufficient skills, resources and experiences to meet the needs of …

5 Common Misconceptions about Organizational Culture

Margarita Sarmiento Tips

Your organizational culture impacts every aspect of your business, from employee productivity and engagement to donor retention and growth. Establishing a healthy environment for employee and organizational growth is crucial, and it can be costly if not taken seriously. Culture can help leaders achieve goals and objectives, but it can also create obstacles that prevent employees from doing their best …

15 Inspiring Quotes for Nonprofit Leaders

Team NLC Tips

Nonprofit leaders across our nation are working on the most challenging and important issues of our time. From hunger and homelessness to disease prevention and discrimination, the issues we tackle and the limited resources we do it with can be taxing. If you’re ever doubting yourself or your ability to realize your mission, here are 15 inspiring quotes to keep …

How to Create Breakthrough Communications on a Budget

Jesica D'Avanza Tips

Picture this: You’re a nonprofit organization that does critical work to improve your community. You’ve identified a science-backed solution that will make a significant impact on countless individuals and families, but it requires parents, educators, business executives and community leaders to know about it and take action. It’s a big undertaking, but your team is up to the task. There’s …

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 …