21 Rising Nonprofit Stars Welcomed into First Certificate in Leadership Program

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“Leadership is defined as leading a group of people or an organization, but it’s so much more than that. I believe an effective leader embodies self-awareness, social-awareness, compassion, integrity, confidence, empathy, trust and courage. Leadership requires all of these attributes and more. I’m excited to refine my leadership skills in the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s new Certificate in Leadership program.” — …

10 Questions with Florida Blue’s David Pizzo

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At the Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC), we believe the best lessons in leadership come from leaders themselves. Our 10 Questions With Series celebrates and elevates nonprofit and business leaders who are making an enduring impact on our communities. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to David Pizzo, market president of the West Florida Region at Florida Blue. Florida Blue is one of …

The X-Factor in Courageous Leadership: 4 Ways to Strengthen Your Mental Fitness

Ellen Nastir, M.Ed., PCC, BCC, CPCC Leadership, Tips

Authentic, trusting relationships are at the core of achieving the majority of goals in life — from personal happiness to career success and everything in between. But before meaningful and lasting relationships can grow, they must be rooted in the relationship we have with ourselves. Believe it or not, the most important conversations aren’t those you have with others; they’re …

Local Nonprofits Provide Support When Our Community Needs Them Most

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As our communities continue to navigate the challenges and deepening inequities brought on by COVID-19, nonprofit organizations haven’t let up on their commitment to individuals and families. As a nonprofit that exists to supports other nonprofits, the Nonprofit Leadership Center is shining a spotlight on the courageous leadership and innovation of Tampa Bay area nonprofit leaders and organizations. This week, …

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 …

10 Questions with Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative’s Dr. Sheron Brown

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At the Nonprofit Leadership Center, we believe the best lessons in nonprofit leadership come from nonprofit leaders themselves. Our 10 Questions With Series celebrates and elevates nonprofit and business leaders across the Tampa Bay region who are making an enduring impact on our communities. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Dr. Sheron Brown, executive director of Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative (TBHC). …

It’s Time to Lead Courageously

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Before any of us ever heard the term COVID-19, we planned a little get together with 700 of our closest nonprofit and business leader friends to explore what it means to lead courageously. While today would have been the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 10th Anniversary Leadership Conference in Downtown Tampa (now rescheduled for October 13), nonprofit leaders have been living this …

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 …

WATCH: Creative Innovation for Visionary Leadership

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

Some of the greatest organizations were built and grown in times of economic hardship. The difference between organizations that thrive and those that fail is how equipped leaders are to face adversity with creative innovation, organizational empathy and visionary thinking. In this video, Soul Media CEO Emily Ghosh Harris, MBA, and Arts Conservatory for Teens Co-Founder Dr. Alex Harris share …

New Resources to Respond to Nonprofit Needs

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In an ongoing effort to help nonprofits overcome challenges caused by the COVID-19 crisis, we recently asked nonprofit leaders about their current mindset and most pressing needs. Nearly 100 nonprofit leaders responded to our online survey fielded between May 12 and 19, 2020. The outcome was clear: Nonprofit leaders are looking for supportive and innovative ways to overcome personal anxiety …