Starting Each Day with a Grateful Heart

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we’re big believers in starting each day with a positive thought and a grateful heart. During this season of giving, we reflect on the moments, memories and people Team NLC is grateful for this year. We thank you for your leadership and friendship as we continue to develop and connect nonprofit leaders to strengthen […]

The Most Popular Nonprofit Classes and Content of 2019

As a nonprofit community, we did a lot during 2019 to develop our skills, make connections and improve ourselves and our organizations to strengthen our community. But with an overwhelming amount of information everywhere we turn, it can be challenging to remember all we’ve read and learned. Here’s a recap of what Tampa Bay’s nonprofit […]

How to Craft an Effective Out-of-Office Message

If you’re getting ready for some time away from the office, setting an out-of-office message on your email and voicemail is important to manage expectations for those who may contact you while you’re gone. It’s especially critical so that donors, corporate partners or constituents who reach out don’t think you’re unresponsive or uninterested in their message, questions […]

A Year of Impact: 2019 in Review

As 2019 draws to a close, our Nonprofit Leadership Center staff and board of directors have been reflecting on the past year. As a nonprofit organization that exists to support other nonprofits, our success at NLC is a direct reflection of your success. So, what have we accomplished, what have we learned, and what does it mean for our […]

10 Questions with Randall H. Russell from the Foundation for a Healthy St. Petersburg

At the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we believe the best lessons in nonprofit leadership come from nonprofit leaders themselves. Our 10 Questions With Series celebrates and elevates nonprofit and business leaders across the Tampa Bay region each month who are making an enduring impact on our communities. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Randall H. Russell, the […]

2019 Nonprofit Holiday Gift Guide

Frederick Lenz once said that selfless giving is the art of living. As you prepare for festive gatherings and finish your holiday shopping, our Nonprofit Leadership Center Holiday Gift Guide highlights gifts for everyone on your list that give back to local nonprofit organizations. Thank you to our nonprofit community for sharing your top picks on social […]

Sharing Our Moments of Gratitude

I recently participated in a local conference where I had the opportunity to interview an eighth-grader. The assignment was to describe a time when he felt most connected to the community. He told me several stories, all involving good deeds he’d done to help others through local nonprofit organizations … participating in a food pantry, […]

7 Secrets to a Successful Year-end Fundraising Letter

Do you ever wish you could send a year-end fundraising letter to existing donors that says: “Hi friend. It’s that time of year. This is your reminder to give. Please give again this year.” If only it were that easy! Unfortunately, the “just-send-money” approach doesn’t work. Charitable giving is much different than paying a bill […]

The Secret Year-End Fundraising Tool Most Nonprofits Overlook

I sat at my desk with a feeling of dread in the pit of my stomach. How do I raise enough gifts to meet our year-end fundraising goal? My team and I had hosted a donor appreciation event and conducted a mailing, but there were still donors who hadn’t yet made a gift. As I reviewed […]

Five Classes to Make 2020 Your Nonprofit’s Best Year

We recently asked nonprofit leaders across Tampa Bay to tell us about the most challenging issues facing their organizations and the skills they need to overcome them. Overwhelmingly, our nonprofit community wants assistance improving their organizational culture, enhancing team dynamics and navigating changes in the workplace. “We need to focus on communications styles, teamwork and how everyone isn’t like you […]