Madeira PR to Help NLC Turn Up the Spotlight!

Guest post by NLC trainer Heather Grzelka News, Stories

Over the years, Madeira Public Relations has not only delivered Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC) classes but has also relied on NLC for our own training needs. Let’s face it: finding the budget and time to attend an out of town conference is not often a realistic option.

For those of us who call the Tampa Bay Area home, we’re fortunate to have easy access to the wide range of professional development services NLC offers. So of course, it goes without saying that we were thrilled when NLC tapped our firm to brighten the spotlight on the broad range of services it provides.

Chances are you may not be taking advantage of all NLC has to offer!

  • Did you know in-person workshops at NLC’s headquarters in Tampa are just one of the many training options available to nonprofit professionals?
  • Training can be delivered at your office, making professional development and organizational capacity-building highly accessible regardless of which side of the bridge your organization calls home.
  • And did you know Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, and Hernando counties are all served by NLC?
  • Have a problem? NLC has a solution! Organizational assessments and customized solutions are tailored to address your unique needs.

The strength of our region’s nonprofits begins with an investment in sound leadership infrastructure. That is why your success is our mission. The goal of our collaboration with Team NLC is to increase the number of organizations that turn to NLC first for their professional development and problem-solving needs.

Madeira is more than up for the task. Our firm has a long history of supporting cause-focused organizations. Since our founding in 2011, some of the nation’s most respected health and service organizations have relied on our strategic direction including The ALS Association, American Lung Association, Pinellas Community Foundation, National Chamber of Commerce Foundation, American Heart Association, and the state of California.

Stay tuned! We can’t tell you now, but we know that NLC has several big announcements coming for the 2018 Leadership Conference. A few weeks ago, Team NLC revealed the conference’s theme, AGILITY: Meta-Skills for a Changing Workforce , and also announced the conference’s keynote speaker, New York Times bestselling author and organizational psychologist Dr. Tasha Eurich, who will discuss what she calls “the meta-skill of the 21st Century” — self-awareness.

We can also share that NLC is in the midst of exploring other presenters and topics for the conference’s breakout sessions relating to other meta-skills you can use for personal and professional development. Possible subjects include finding work-life balance, emotional intelligence and leadership, and developing an inclusive workplace, to name a few.

Team NLC will announce the 6 Meta-Skill breakouts and the session facilitators in the coming weeks. In the meantime, you can already register for the conference, which is May 17 at the Tampa Convention Center. We promise you’ll be glad you did!

Looking forward to seeing you there!


Heather Grzelka, APR, is principal and owner of Madeira Public Relations, which has earned more than a dozen national awards in communications, marketing, and media relations in the past seven years. She has nearly two decades experience in in advancing social causes by generating positive media attention that furthers organizations and their missions.

She is a past president of the Florida Public Relations Association (FPRA) Tampa Bay Chapter and now serves the state executive committee in the role of Vice President of Research and Planning.