The One Skill All Leaders Should Work On

Guest post by Scott Edinger News, Stories

Republished with permission   If I had to pick one skill for the majority of leaders I work with to improve, it would be assertiveness. Not because being assertive is such a wonderful trait in and of itself. Rather, because of its power to magnify so many other leadership strengths. Assertiveness gets a bad rap when people equate it with being …

Team NLC introduces our new Education & Data Manager

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

Congratulations are in order: We are so excited to announce Laurel Westmoreland as NLC’s new Education & Data Manager! If you think, “Hmmmm, she looks familiar.” You’re 100% right! Laurel has been part of the NLC Team for 2+ years in the Education Associate role where she has worked closely with all of you to manage the pre- and post-class …

Taking the Next Step in Your Leadership Development

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications Stories

As a nonprofit professional, you’re certain that what you do makes a difference in someone’s life every day–Isn’t that an amazing feeling?–but do you ever think there’s room for growth? A next step to take? Of course you do. You’re a lifelong learner. As we head in to a brand-new year, we wanted to remind you that you have access …

Homelessness and Education in Florida: Impacts on Children and Youth

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News

Later this month, NLC, in partnership with the Florida Philanthropic Network, will host a preview of the findings of the “Homelessness and Education in Florida: Impacts on Children and Youth” report, co-authored by the Shimberg Center for Housing Studies at UF and Miami Homes for All. NLC and FPN are convening a gathering of nonprofit leaders, funders, and community leaders for an overview of …

The Nonprofit Board Fiduciary Role

Lorraine Faithful Uncategorized

In the nonprofit sector, the board of directors is responsible for the well-being and financial health of the organization. The board as a body and each individual board member is expected to exercise due diligence while overseeing that the organization’s financial situation remains sound. Board members need to know proper financial processes and practices so as to not place an …

Teaching Philanthropy

Grace Armstrong Uncategorized

I recently served as a panelist representing the nonprofit sector. The audience was a chamber leadership group. As might be expected, I was asked what advice I would give the audience about nonprofits. That is a big question and one that could be answered in so many different ways. What I answered that night was: Teach your children philanthropy. I …

Challenge From Under the French Fries

Sara Leonard Uncategorized

nspiration comes when you least expect it. While having dinner with my children at McDonalds, I was challenged by the verbiage on the tray liner. You know the tray liner – that piece of paper lining the tray that usually contains a special offer for an amusement park or a promotion of the latest McFood. But this time it was …

How Learning Makes Us Feel

Grace Armstrong News, Stories

How do you feel when you learn something new and interesting? How does it feel to hear a new idea about how to do something that has challenged you? How does it feel to be with a community of your peers who are learning new things with you? I think it makes us feel excited and happy. Learning makes us …

4 Things I’ve Come to Know

Ashley Pero Stories

“Without reflection, we go blindly on our way, creating more unintended consequences, and failing to achieve anything useful.” –Margaret Wheatley As my time as a staff member at Nonprofit Leadership Center comes to a close, I wanted to reflect on a few things I’ve come to know in my time here. These lessons, as I will call them, are not job …