Welcome Meriel Martínez

Experienced Trainer and Facilitator Joins NLC as New Program Director

Team NLC News

Today, we’re pleased to announce that Meriel Martínez has joined the Nonprofit Leadership Center as our new program director, effective March 30, 2021. In this role, she will help develop and implement NLC learning experiences and programs, with an emphasis on small-group leadership circles that bring leaders together who share similar roles or goals to learn, problem-solve and succeed collaboratively. …

Welcome Tess Plotkin to NLC

Tess Plotkin Joins Team NLC

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What do art and the nonprofit sector have in common? As an avid advocate for the arts, Tess Plotkin believes they both have the capacity to heal, build community and solve problems even when there aren’t obvious solutions. Today, we’re pleased to announce that Tess Plotkin has joined the Nonprofit Leadership Center as our new resource development fellow. This one-year …

2020 Nonprofit Holiday Gift Guide

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While 2020 has been an extraordinarily challenging year for families, nonprofits and communities, it has also sparked the very best in generosity, gratitude and humanity. Our Nonprofit Leadership Center 2020 Holiday Gift Guide highlights gifts for everyone on your list that give back to local nonprofit organizations. Thank you to our nonprofit community for sharing your top picks to compile …

10 Questions with Florida Blue’s David Pizzo

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At the Nonprofit Leadership Center (NLC), we believe the best lessons in leadership come from leaders themselves. Our 10 Questions With Series celebrates and elevates nonprofit and business leaders who are making an enduring impact on our communities. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to David Pizzo, market president of the West Florida Region at Florida Blue. Florida Blue is one of …

Local Nonprofits Provide Support When Our Community Needs Them Most

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As our communities continue to navigate the challenges and deepening inequities brought on by COVID-19, nonprofit organizations haven’t let up on their commitment to individuals and families. As a nonprofit that exists to supports other nonprofits, the Nonprofit Leadership Center is shining a spotlight on the courageous leadership and innovation of Tampa Bay area nonprofit leaders and organizations. This week, …

10 Questions with Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative’s Dr. Sheron Brown

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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 who are making an enduring impact on our communities. Today, we’re pleased to introduce you to Dr. Sheron Brown, executive director of Tampa Bay Healthcare Collaborative (TBHC). …

How to Host a Successful Virtual Fundraising Event: Girls on the Run Case Study

Jessica Dvoracsek, Fundraising & Mktg Fellow Stories, Tips

Like most nonprofits impacted by COVID-19, Girls on the Run Greater Tampa Bay faced a pivotal challenge — how to deliver a major fundraising event with significant revenue goals and in-person mission programming virtually, all in a matter of weeks. Girls on the Run is a developmental, life-skills program that inspires girls to be joyful, healthy and confident using a …

Local Nonprofits Continue to Show Courageous Leadership in Times of Crisis

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When communities are in crisis, nonprofit organizations are here to help. As a nonprofit that supports other nonprofits, the Nonprofit Leadership Center has been shining a spotlight on the courage, leadership, nimbleness and resiliency of Tampa Bay nonprofit leaders and organizations. This week, we’re pleased to share stories from seven organizations that are helping strengthen our community — and us …

Local Nonprofits Show Courageous Leadership in Times of Crisis

Team NLC Stories

During times of crisis, it’s easy to be consumed by negative and heartbreaking stories that fill our news broadcasts and social media feeds. That’s why we asked the Tampa Bay nonprofit community to share their stories of strength. We’re collecting stories that shine a spotlight on the courage, leadership, nimbleness and resiliency of local nonprofit leaders and organizations. This week, …

Pivoting Together: Nonprofits Share the Eye-Opening Impact of COVID-19

Emily H. Benham, FAHP, CFRE | CEO, NLC News

At the beginning of 2020, I encouraged nonprofit leaders to embrace four traits I believed we would all need to be successful this year. One of those was what I called “mastering the pivot” — being adaptive and responsive to the changing needs of donors and our community. Never could I have imagined just how much we would need to …