Should You Pursue a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Management?

Team NLC Leadership

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 …

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 One Skill All Leaders Should Work On

Guest post by Scott Edinger News, Stories

Republished with permission   If I had to pick one skill for the majority of leaders I work with to improve, it would be assertiveness. Not because being assertive is such a wonderful trait in and of itself. Rather, because of its power to magnify so many other leadership strengths. Assertiveness gets a bad rap when people equate it with being …

Using For-Profit Language to Think Differently About Nonprofits

Guest post by Patricia Q. Connolly, BoardSource News, Stories

Republished with the permission of BoardSource, the recognized leader in nonprofit board leadership. Nonprofits face many challenges today that are unique to the sector, with fundraising being one that immediately comes to mind. But nonprofit organizations are not necessarily as different from their for-profit counterparts as one might think; both require strong governance and oversight to accomplish their goals. They also …

10 Tips to Keep Your Nonprofit’s Data Safe During Storm Season

Data-Tech Uncategorized

 It’s not too late to prepare for those pop-up storms that occur randomly at this time of year, often resulting in everything from wind damage to lightning fires. During this time of year the threat of fire, flood, severe storms, water damage from office sprinklers and even theft is very real. One of the most valuable assets for any company is …

Nonprofit Budget Planning Made Easy

Lorraine Faithful Uncategorized

In my agency, I am partially responsible for creating, implementing, maintaining, analyzing, and reporting against the company annual budget, and I am always looking for ways to make the process smoother and more meaningful for all involved, and to give it the attention it deserves. Since I know how important sound financial management is, as it is a core principle …

Effective Out Of Office Messages

Ashley Pero Uncategorized

Are you getting ready for some time out of the office?  It is important not to forget to set your out of office email and voicemail messages. You can easily set a task reminder for the day of your departure to pop up in Outlook. And, if you do forget it is worth a trip back to the office (or …

Striking the Right Balance for Your Nonprofit with Management Software

David Matthew Uncategorized

The media fury surrounding the business practices of Central Asia Insitute Executive Director Greg Mortenson shows exactly why passion and ideas alone are not enough to ensure success for a nonprofit. As is the case with for-profit organizations, nonprofits demand thoughtful management of resources and finances. Many organizations do what is necessary and follow a best practices approach to management, …

Winning the Email War

Ashley Pero News, Stories

Do you have days where it seems that all you are doing is reading, filing, responding or writing emails? I will be the first to tell you that my eye goes straight to the bottom right of my screen when my “new mail” ding hits my ears. But, I have decided to win the email war! I will no longer …

Delivering Happiness

Grace Armstrong Uncategorized

I think that everyone that runs a business, including nonprofits, should read the book Delivering Happiness by Tony Hsieh (Shay), the founder and CEO of Zappo’s. Zappo’s is an online retailer which begain as the first online show store but now sells many other products. It was recently acquired by Amazon, but continues to operate independently. The top goal on which Zappo’s …