Reducing Your Nonprofit’s Risk: Trends to Anticipate & How to Tackle Them

Robin Moch, NLC Board Member & M.E. Wilson Partner Tips

For most nonprofit organizations, the cost of property and casualty insurance is among the top five expense items within already limited budgets. As the need for nonprofit services increases, resources shrink and the insurance marketplace becomes firmer, nonprofit leaders must take steps to reduce and control their organization’s risks and lower costs in the process. Before we dive into risk …

Addressing Unconscious Bias: Where Awareness and Understanding Begin

Margarita Sarmiento Tips

George Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police has spurred protests and riots across our country. It has also caused many of us to stop and question what we define as our own truth and what we can and should do, considering such devastating circumstances and systemic challenges. We each carry a different perspective into each interaction we have …

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 …

From Survivability to Sustainability: 5 Steps Nonprofits Must Take to Survive the Coronavirus Pandemic

Steve Zimmerman, Spectrum Nonprofit Services Resources

In the nonprofit sector, the fragility of life is always present. Likewise, for nonprofit leaders, the fragility of our organizations is also always present. Fears of an impending recession and the decline in the percentages of individuals donating to nonprofits have made organizational sustainability a top concern for executive directors for quite some time. But none of us expected the sudden …

Five Classes to Make 2020 Your Nonprofit’s Best Year

Team NLC News

We recently asked nonprofit leaders across Tampa Bay to tell us about the most challenging issues facing their organizations and the skills they need to overcome them. Overwhelmingly, our nonprofit community wants assistance improving their organizational culture, enhancing team dynamics and navigating changes in the workplace. “We need to focus on communications styles, teamwork and how everyone isn’t like you …

What is Culture 2.0 exactly? Your NLC Fall Conference Sneak Peek

Team NLC News

The Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 2019 Fall Board & Senior Leadership Conference is just around the corner. The conference theme is Culture 2.0: Building Nonprofit Teams for Organizational Sustainability. But what exactly is Culture 2.0? Why does culture matter for nonprofits? And why is it important for you to be at this event during such a busy time of year? Conference …

5 Common Misconceptions about Organizational Culture

Margarita Sarmiento Tips

Your organizational culture impacts every aspect of your business, from employee productivity and engagement to donor retention and growth. Establishing a healthy environment for employee and organizational growth is crucial, and it can be costly if not taken seriously. Culture can help leaders achieve goals and objectives, but it can also create obstacles that prevent employees from doing their best …

6 Ideas for Improving Team Dynamics

Team NLC Tips

Did you know we spend about 1 in every 3 hours that we’re awake at work? As nonprofit leaders, this means our colleagues and supervisor are constantly present in our everyday life. No wonder the saying “culture eats strategy for breakfast” is true. Despite the correlation between culture and performance, many organizations don’t make the time to be intentional about …

Your Nonprofit Guide to Retaining Staff

Team NLC HR

Ask any nonprofit leader what’s keeping them up at night, and chances are retaining staff is high on their list. Although 87 percent of employers say improving employee retention is a critical priority, more than three in four nonprofits (81%) lack a formal retention strategy. Creating a robust employee retention plan may seem daunting, but there are steps you can …

The Importance of Building an Intentional Onboarding Process

Guest post by Kathy McDonald News, Stories

We’re thrilled to bring you the second installment in our 3-part series of guest blog posts by Kathy McDonald, offering a sneak peek of the scenarios and skills you’ll learn in our new Management series. For sessions titles and dates, see below. Some dates are completely sold out, so don’t dawdle if you’re interested in attending. Click on the date …