How to Host Successful Online Board Meetings

Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE Tips

Although the coronavirus pandemic currently prevents us from connecting in person, team collaboration has never been more important, especially for nonprofits. Bringing leaders together virtually is critical as nonprofits navigate important business decisions, a new fundraising environment and the safety of employees and constituents. Here are seven tips for hosting effective online board meetings for nonprofits as you continue to …

From Sustainability to Survivability: 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 …

2020 NLC Leadership Conference Breakout Sessions and Speakers

Team NLC News

What does it mean to lead courageously? How can you become a more courageous leader? We’ll explore the answers to these questions and more at the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 2020 Leadership Conference on June 11, presented by Bank of America. Leading experts in strategic planning, organizational culture, change management, communications and more will come together to ensure our nonprofit sector …

11 Books Every Nonprofit Leader Should Read

Team NLC Resources

Lifelong learning is strongly correlated with reading. Research from Psychology Today shows that people who read a lot develop stronger brains, exhibit higher levels of empathy and lead more productive and successful lives. As self-proclaimed lifelong learners at NLC, we recently asked our community to share their favorite leadership books with us. Here are 11 of the best books for …

Four Women Every Tampa Bay Nonprofit Leader Should Know

Team NLC Stories

For more than a century, the world has come together each year on March 8 to celebrate women. International Women’s Day is a global day to recognize the achievements of women everywhere while continuing efforts to advance gender equality. To mark this important occasion, the Nonprofit Leadership Center is pleased to introduce you to four women in Tampa Bay every …

10 Questions with Habitat for Humanity’s Mike Sutton

Team NLC Stories

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 each month who are making an enduring impact on our communities. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Mike Sutton, CFRE, president and CEO of Habitat for …

4 Tips for Breaking Bad Habits in the Workplace

Margarita Sarmiento Tips

We all know a coworker who is consistently late for meetings, a colleague who takes days to respond to emails or the team member who has a negative response for everything. Bad work habits aren’t just common; they’re harmful to every nonprofit or business. But breaking bad habits at work is possible, and it will lead to increased efficiency and …

A Day-in-the-Life of a Student Pursuing Her Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management

Jessica Dvoracsek, Fellow at NLC Stories

“Accounting is the language of business.” Although I’ve heard this phrase many times throughout my career, it has always scared me. I’m not a finance person and I have zero accounting experience. So you can imagine how nervous I felt as accounting week approached in my Certificate in Nonprofit Management graduate program at the University of Tampa. While I came …

New Certificate in Leadership Program Will Prepare Nonprofit Leaders for Greater Success and Impact

Team NLC News

The greatest threat to the future of our nonprofit sector is leadership. It’s also our greatest opportunity. Culture, performance, morale and impact are all dependent on strong leadership. Yet very little exists in our community today to cultivate and equip nonprofit professionals who are transitioning into new leadership roles. That’s why we’re pleased to announce a bold new initiative that …

Striving for MOMENTUM in 2020

Emily H. Benham, CEO, NLC Stories

Research shows that our human attention spans are less than that of a goldfish — about eight seconds. True story! As our share of mind continues to shrink, it’s no surprise that the idea of New Year’s resolutions are shrinking as well. Somewhere along the way, Americans started trading our once lengthy resolution lists in for one-word mantras to define …