How to Apply for a Grant: Your Guide to Winning Proposals

Team NLC Fundraising, Tips

Grant writing that leads to grant winning requires more than a technically correct and polished proposal. In today’s increasingly competitive and ever-evolving nonprofit sector, organizations must connect emotionally with potential funders to open their hearts and wallets. Are you wondering how to apply for a grant that will stand out from other applicants? How to Apply for a Grant and …

#GivingTuesday: Be the Ripple for Change

Andrew Rametta, Fellow in Fund Development News

#GivingTuesday: Be the Ripple for Change   “I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” -Mother Teresa#GivingTuesday is a global day of giving that harnesses the collective power of individuals, communities and organizations to encourage philanthropy and to celebrate generosity worldwide.   How?  That’s up to you! You can …

READ ME: The Right Subject Line Can Increase Year-End Giving

Sara Leonard News, Stories

Raise your hand if you’re not thinking about your year-end appeals. (Cue crickets chirping.) That’s what we thought. Gail Perry, nationally recognized fundraiser—and the speaker at our “Fired-Up Fundraising”  Board Leadership Conference a couple of years ago—dedicated an entire blog post to year-end email appeals, specifically the importance of the subject lines of those appeals. We were really struck by …

Don’t Bury the Lead

Republished post by NLC trainer Sara Leonard Stories

I watched as several nonprofits were interviewed on TV recently. As I often do, I passionately expressed my frustration. This is also known as yelling at a TV that can’t hear me (at least that’s what my husband calls it). Why, you ask? I’ll explain. A reporter started with the question, “what does your organization do?” There it is: the …

Taking a Deep Dive into Board Excellence at the 2018 Board & Senior Leadership Conference

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

Presented by    Registration for our 2018 Board & Senior Leadership Conference on November 8th is steaming along. And we’re thrilled to announce that J.P. Morgan Chase & Co. has joined us as the Presenting Sponsor! Do you have your seats yet? Tampa Bay nonprofit leaders–and their board members–keep telling us how excited they are that NLC has tapped not …

Announcing the Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit

Jen Dodd, Director of Education & Communications News, Stories

  Team NLC is thrilled to announce that registration is NOW OPEN for our 2018 Board & Senior leadership Conference on November 8th. This year we’re bringing in not one but two BoardSource experts for a Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit. And we’re pleased to host this event in a new venue: the USF St. Petersburg …

2018 Board & Senior Leadership Conference | Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit

Jenn Dodd


  • 2018 Board & Senior Leadership Conference
    November 8, 2018
    8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Presented by    Join us on November 8th for the Board & Senior Leadership Conference  at USF St. Petersburg with Chuck Loring & Vernetta Walker!   Best Practices Summit: Building the NEW Board Governance Toolkit November 8th | 8 am-5 pm | USF St. Petersburg   CONFERENCE AGENDA November 8, 2018 USFSP Student Center, 200 6th Ave S, Read More

Major Gifts Gives You the Highest Fundraising ROI

Ashley Pero News

The 5 Articles series features articles covering subjects relevant to nonprofit success, leadership, marketing, human resources, communications, social media, finance and governance – articles we’d consider must reads. With so much out there to take in, we want to share five that we don’t think you should miss. Enjoy! Today’s articles focus on major gifts. With the highest return on investment of all fundraising techniques, is your …

4 Steps to Donor Retention After #GivingTuesday

Sara Leonard News, Stories

Across the Tampa Bay area, nonprofits got the word out on ways to support their worthy missions at the end of 2013. I was greatly impressed by the efforts I saw. How impactful was it? We can’t be sure but we are trying to gather data that will help us measure the impact and also improve on our efforts for …