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Motivating and Engaging Employees Virtually

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

COVID-19 has introduced managers and supervisors to new challenges as we strive to keep virtual teams motivated, engaged and connected. Our remote reality has required many leaders to stretch ourselves beyond our limits and outside our comfort zones, figuratively and literally. Research suggests that the most important aspect of keeping employees engaged is making them feel part of the bigger …

Is Your Nonprofit Prepared for Digital Fundraising Success?

Jessica Dvoracsek, NLC Fellow Tips

Online giving has grown 10% during the past three years (Blackbaud). In a post-pandemic world, mastering your digital fundraising is critical. These digital fundraising tips from Nonprofit Leadership Center trainer and fundraising expert Sara Leonard will help your organization remain financially strong for long-term success. 1. Your Why Must Be Your Rallying Cry Regardless of whether your organization is fundraising …

Maintaining Morale While Leading Virtual Teams

Margarita Sarmiento Tips

Social distancing and working from home have scattered our workforces, pushing many of us outside our comfort zones and creating entirely new ways to work and communicate. For those responsible for leading virtual teams, maintaining employee morale and motivation is critical as staff members feel increasingly isolated. Whether in times of normalcy or uncertainty, the most crucial aspect of keeping …

Position Your Nonprofit to Thrive in a Post-Pandemic World

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

It’s hard to plan for the future when staying afloat is the day-to-day focus. NLC trainer and senior communications expert Heather Grzelka is helping nonprofits prepare to thrive in a post-COVID-19 world by sharing the one thing nonprofits must do during social distancing. She also shares strategic communications policies and procedures and a case study of how one nonprofit not …

Local Nonprofits Show Courageous Leadership in Times of Crisis

Team NLC Stories

During times of crisis, it’s easy to be consumed by negative and heartbreaking stories that fill our news broadcasts and social media feeds. That’s why we asked the Tampa Bay nonprofit community to share their stories of strength. We’re collecting stories that shine a spotlight on the courage, leadership, nimbleness and resiliency of local nonprofit leaders and organizations. This week, …

WATCH: Managing Mental and Emotional Exhaustion

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

In this time of prolonged crisis, everyone is feeling emotionally exhausted. Mental exhaustion can cause both physical and emotional effects that can affect your personality and productivity. NLC trainer, mindfulness expert and therapist DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW shares the triggers of mental and emotional exhaustion and offers strategies you can begin using immediately to normalize your new routine, regain …

WATCH: Strategies to Cope with COVID-19 Anxiety

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

As COVID-19 spreads across the globe, health care professionals are sharing public health information to help people prepare, not panic, for the real possibility of the virus affecting them and their loved ones. While this information is helpful for many, it can send others into an unhealthy state of worrying. The powerlessness and anxiety we feel can morph into common …

WATCH: The Dos and Don’ts of Fundraising During a Crisis

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

As you navigate the “new normal” of nonprofit fundraising, seasoned fundraising consultant and NLC trainer Alyce Lee Stansbury shares up-to-the-minute strategies along with dos and don’ts of crisis fundraising. After watching this video, you will: Know the most effective ways to ask for gifts right now. Understand how to evaluate and pivot future fundraising strategies. Be able to deliver top-notch …

WATCH: Grant Writing in Times of Crisis

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

Grant writing is challenging in “normal” times, but when we add a crisis to the mix, many nonprofits aren’t sure where to turn next. Do we apply for grants? If so, which funders should we consider? Whether your organization is providing basic needs to help people impacted by the coronavirus or are considered less “mission-critical,” now is the time to …

Pivoting Together: Nonprofits Share the Eye-Opening Impact of COVID-19

Emily H. Benham, FAHP, CFRE | CEO, NLC News

At the beginning of 2020, I encouraged nonprofit leaders to embrace four traits I believed we would all need to be successful this year. One of those was what I called “mastering the pivot” — being adaptive and responsive to the changing needs of donors and our community. Never could I have imagined just how much we would need to …