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 …

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 …

2020 Leadership Conference: Lead Courageously

Jessica Dvoracsek


  • 2020 Leadership Conference
    October 13, 2020
    8:30 am - 12:30 pm

October 13, 2020 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Eastern Time Join us virtually for the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s 10th Anniversary Leadership Conference featuring Neil Pasricha, New York Times best-selling author and leading authority on intentional living. CONFERENCE AGENDA 8:30 a.m.: Welcome and opening session State of the Sector | Emily H. Benham, CFRE, FAHP | CEO, Read More

Five Classes to Make 2020 Your Nonprofit’s Best Year

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We recently asked nonprofit leaders across Tampa Bay to tell us about the most challenging issues facing their organizations and the skills they need to overcome them. Overwhelmingly, our nonprofit community wants assistance improving their organizational culture, enhancing team dynamics and navigating changes in the workplace. “We need to focus on communications styles, teamwork and how everyone isn’t like you …

15 Inspiring Quotes for Nonprofit Leaders

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Nonprofit leaders across our nation are working on the most challenging and important issues of our time. From hunger and homelessness to disease prevention and discrimination, the issues we tackle and the limited resources we do it with can be taxing. If you’re ever doubting yourself or your ability to realize your mission, here are 15 inspiring quotes to keep …

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 …

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 …

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 former keynote speaker at NLC’s annual 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 …

What does it mean to develop and connect nonprofit leaders?

Emily H. Benham, CEO Resources

About five years ago, my brother asked me a (seemingly) simple question: “What do you do?” Try as I might to come up with creative ways to explain the Nonprofit Leadership Center’s work, my role and the challenges facing our sector, my brother kept coming to the same conclusion: “So, NLC teaches, and you’re a teacher?” While teaching is an …

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 …