“Everyone is doing the best they can with the tools they have. Not only should we show ourselves and others compassion, but we must consistently strive for better tools and help those around us do the same.”
This is Carina Kleter’s mantra in life, but it also describes the work she’ll be doing to support our nonprofit community as NLC’s new program associate.
In her role as program associate, Carina will coordinate and optimize the delivery of our professional development offerings, including classroom trainings, conferences, custom training solutions and peer-based cohorts. If you attend any NLC events or call our office, chances are that Carina will support you in some way.
Carina is a skilled project coordinator with a personal and professional passion for nonprofit organizations. She comes to NLC from a Brooklyn-based nonprofit where she served as grants coordinator, raising funds to support arts-based diversion programs for teens. She has also managed projects in higher education, architecture and IT consulting.
“Nonprofit organizations are a lifeline for communities — sometimes the only lifeline they have. It’s critical that our nonprofit community has the organizational resources and strength it needs to deliver services to individuals and families. I feel truly honored to be part of a team that supports the development of nonprofit leaders, and through them, strengthens the communities we serve.”
Carina’s academic background and personal interest in psychology and philosophy drive her ability to meaningfully connect with people and critically facilitate projects with a solutions-oriented eye. In addition to her professional commitment to our nonprofit sector, she volunteers in her personal time with local organizations, including the University Area Community Development Center.
Outside the office, you’re likely to find Carina on the mat practicing yoga. She’s a 200-hour registered yoga teacher who is passionate about peacebuilding and compassionate or Nonviolent Communication (NVC).
Please join us in welcoming Carina Kleter to the Nonprofit Leadership Center team.
To reach Carina, contact her via email or call 813-287-8779.