Should You Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management?

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The number of students and professionals who have received a graduate certificate doubled from 2000 to 2014, according to Statista. In fact, research from the Georgetown University Center on Education and the Workforce reveals that certificates are the fastest growing form of postsecondary credentials in the nation. So how do you know if pursuing a graduate certificate in nonprofit management …

10 Questions with Nonprofit Leadership Center CEO Emily Benham

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As a nonprofit that exists to support other nonprofits, our team at the Nonprofit Leadership Center believes that the best lessons come from nonprofit leaders themselves. Developing and connecting nonprofit leaders to strengthen organizations and our community starts with celebrating and elevating others who are doing exceptional work to improve lives, change outcomes and enhance our world. We’re thrilled to …

How to Get Gen Z to Care about Your Cause

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Close your eyes. Think about some of the most successful and iconic nonprofit programs and fundraising events of our time. Nationally televised telethons, global charity walks, giving phenomenons spurred by a single bucket of ice. Now open your eyes and come back to reality. Many of the strategies that have worked in the past are no longer relevant or sustainable. …

5 Secrets for Nonprofit Career Success

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What advice would you give to individuals who want to pursue a successful career in the nonprofit sector? This is a question we’re asked often when we speak to students, new nonprofit professionals and emerging leaders. Nonprofit organizations are more important than ever for the future of our communities and our economy. With more than 83,000 nonprofits in Florida employing …

Nonprofit Sector Trends That Affect Your Organization

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In our ever-changing world, shifts in charitable giving and donor engagement require our nonprofit sector to think differently to survive and thrive. Two recent studies highlight nonprofit sector trends that every leader should be considering as they plan and prepare for the future. Here’s what the latest data suggests and what your nonprofit should be thinking about to increase organizational …

6 Ideas for Improving Team Dynamics

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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 …

Dad’s Best Advice for Leadership & Life

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Running nonprofit organizations and leading a life of purpose require deep competence, courage, compassion and commitment. While we learn a great deal about what it means to lead with character and conviction through school, on-the-job training and continuing education, some of our greatest lessons about life and leadership started much earlier than that — at home. In honor of Father’s …

Become a Better Leader in Just 15 Minutes

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Is it really possible to become a better leader in just 15 minutes? According to Simon T. Bailey — author, life coach and keynote speaker at our recent Leadership Conference — the answer is yes. He says that by incorporating this 15-minute routine into your day, you’ll be on your way to long-term leadership success. Become a Better Nonprofit Leader …

A Brilliant Day: Highlights from NLC’s 2019 Leadership Conference

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“Brilliance is living from the inside out and leading with purpose.” These were the words brilliance expert Simon T. Bailey shared during his keynote address at our 2019 Leadership Conference. He told us that when we’re in alignment with our calling, our work isn’t a job — it’s an opportunity. He asked: What problem were you created to solve? As …

New Classes from NLC’s 2019 Leadership Conference

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At the Nonprofit Leadership Center, our annual Leadership Conference is like the Super Bowl of our year. It’s a powerful time to gather with 700 nonprofit leaders across the Tampa Bay region for a day of intentional learning, networking and growth. But the connections and development opportunities don’t start and stop here. This year, we’ve taken the best of our …