Silencing the Stories in Our Heads | NLC

When It’s Not Good to Be a Great Storyteller — How to Reject the False Stories in Your Head

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

One of the best gifts I received during 2020 was reconnecting with a long-lost friend on the final day of that challenging year. Time melted away as we spoke on the phone for more than an hour, catching up on nearly two decades as if no time had passed at all. While the reason we lost touch doesn’t matter, what …

How to recruit nonprofit board members

How to Recruit Nonprofit Board Members

Emily h. Benham, CFRE, FAHP | CEO, NLC Tips

The Nonprofit Leadership Center recently asked our community of nonprofit leaders to share the most significant challenges they face related to board governance. How to recruit nonprofit board members is a resounding pain point we hear. As someone who has the great pleasure and privilege of working with nonprofit board members and CEOs to navigate the often turbulent waters of …

Leading Through Pandemic Fatigue

Pandemic Fatigue: Leading Yourself and Others Through Challenging Times

Charlie Imbergamo | Director of Strategic Programs Resources

More than one year into the pandemic, individuals and teams have experienced prolonged periods of stress that can wreak havoc on personal health, relationships and work performance. In this video, explore how excessive stress and worry can affect you and your organization, learn how to prioritize self-care and receive practical strategies to immediately begin implementing to manage stress in every aspect …

Hopes & Expectations for Nonprofit Sector

7 Hopes & Expectations That Nonprofit CEOs Have for the Nonprofit Sector in 2021

Team NLC Tips, Uncategorized

We recently asked nonprofit leaders to share their hopes and expectations for the nonprofit sector in 2021. Their wise perspective encourages all nonprofit leaders to think more strategically and collaboratively to strengthen our sector and communities. “2021 is and will be a time of great challenge but also great opportunity in the nonprofit sector. To meet the challenges of COVID-19, …

3 Things Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Say by John Loblack

Three Things Emotionally Intelligent Leaders Say

John Loblack, Ed.D. Tips

If someone asked you to name your all-time favorite leader, who would it be? What about your least favorite leader? Chances are your reasons for choosing these leaders have little to do with their cognitive abilities or technical skills and much to do with their emotional intelligence — how they treated you as a person. Emotional intelligence is our capacity …

How to Choose the Certificate Program That's Right for You | Nonprofit Leadership Center

Advancing Your Nonprofit Career: Certificate in Leadership vs. Certificate in Nonprofit Management — Which is right for you?

Charlie Imbergamo, CFRE Tips

Strong leaders know there is no finish line when it comes to learning. Leadership requires courage, curiosity, focus and adaptability — all while motivating and empowering others to do and be their best. Yet today, half of nonprofit leaders say they lack the knowledge, experience or resources necessary to be successful (Source: ProInspire). As a nonprofit organization that exists to …

5 Things Nonprofits Can Celebrate from 2020

Why There’s Actually a Lot to Celebrate From 2020: A Year of Resilience & Impact for Nonprofits

Emily H. Benham | CEO, NLC News

2020 will most likely be remembered for its many challenges. Yet, as we reflect on the nonprofit sector’s response during this unprecedented — yes, I said it — year, incredible resilience and measurable impact are the headlines that stand out to me. As a nonprofit organization that exists to support other nonprofits, the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s results directly reflect yours. …

Core Capacity Assessment Tool

Measuring Your Nonprofit’s Effectiveness: Understanding the Core Capacity Assessment Tool

Charlie D. Imbergamo, CFRE Resources

What if you could measure how effective your nonprofit organization’s leadership, adaptability, management, technical capacity, and organizational culture are in less than 45 minutes? With the Core Capacity Assessment Tool or CCAT, you can. The CCAT is an online, survey-based capacity assessment tool that collects information from organizational decision-makers to analyze your nonprofit and provide recommendations for ongoing improvement.

Finding Our Way Forward in 2021: Three Imperatives for Successful Leaders

Emily H. Benham | CEO, NLC Tips

While 2020 will likely be remembered for its relentless challenges, the lifelong learner in me is struck by the many lessons the past year taught us. Nonprofit leaders have stretched and grown faster than ever, being required to think differently, reimagine new ways of serving communities and speed innovations to deepen impact. While we can’t predict the future, we can …

Why Every Nonprofit Should Be Conducting After Action Reviews

Luis R. Visot, Ed.D. Tips

While serving as a training support battalion commander in the U.S. Army, my command had the responsibility of capturing learnings after every operation. Known as After Action Reviews (AAR), these assessments brought a group of stakeholders together to reflect and discuss a task, event, activity or function to identify the key lessons learned as well as steps for continuous improvement. …