Welcome to our new home on the web!

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

We’re thrilled to shorten the world’s longest URL. (Seriously, we thought about asking the Guinness folks to confirm our world record.)

Our new site went live on December 11, 2017 as part of the roll out of a larger data management project that we’ve been involved in since the first quarter!

We interrupt this blog post for a HUGE THANK YOU to JPMorgan Chase & Co. for the grant funding that made our project possible!

And now back to your regularly scheduled blog post.

We know that nlctb.org looks very similar to what you’ve enjoyed since our re-brand and web design refresh in 2016, so you might not be very wowed. But, from our perspective, the change is HUGE–and wonderful.

What’s Changed

In addition to adopting a WordPress site with Event Espresso for our class and conference registrations, we’re using Podio to house and work with our data. And then there’s humble little Zapier, working away in the background, making sure that all of the components of our data management suite communicate back and forth, in real time.

Team NLC is thrilled;  our new components, referred to collectively as Buzz, by the way–because we have analytical options to infinity and beyond–will help us to make data-driven decisions informing both day-to-day operations and grand, strategic plans.

Who Did It

Kudos to our consultant Davin of Davin Green Consulting Group! It didn’t quite take a village to move NLC from our old site and a metric ton of Excel spreadsheets for data tracking and analysis, but we certainly made Davin and his team work for it.

(If you’d like more info on our project, our new suite of tools, or our consultant, drop us an email. We’re happy to chat.)

So What?

Let’s get back to how this affects you. While the steps in class registration or posting a job might be slightly different, we expect that using our new site will feel pretty familiar to you. (Reach out any time you have questions, though; we’re here to help: 813-287-8779.)

Don’t forget to update your favorite bookmarked NLC pages—like our blog, Training Calendar, Job Board, and Resources—with their new URLs. It’s easy: click on the text in the previous sentence to visit each new page and add it to your bookmarks. Go ahead; it won’t take long. We’re happy to wait….

And while we’re waiting, please take 90 seconds to create a FREE profile on our new site to stay up-to-date on NLC events, save on classes, track your registrations, and post to our Job Board and Board Finder—at no cost!

One other change resulting from our new URL that will affect you is that Team NLC email addresses have also changed.  Let us know what you think and what you need—just be sure to use our new addresses!

Emily Benham, CEO: ebenham@nlctb.org

Tuesdi Dyer, Director of Strategic Solutions: tdyer@nlctb.org

Lorraine Faithful, Operations Manager: lfaithful@nlctb.org

Laurel Westmoreland, Education Associate: lwestmoreland@nlctb.org

Jennifer Dodd, Director of Education & Communications: jdodd@nlctb.org

Information: info@nlctb.org