Photo of Paula Dang with the quote: "Growing up, I wished there were more people who looked like me. Now, I can be that representation."

Being the Change I Wish to See: Nonprofit Board Governance Through a New Lens

Paula Dang, Metropolitan Ministries Stories

I’ve always been passionate about being a voice for individuals and communities that need support. Life was challenging for me growing up as a Vietnamese and Asian American woman because I felt like I had to conform to societal and cultural norms. In middle school, I decided to lean into who I was. I honed in on my communication and …

Introducing the Certificate in Leadership Class of 2022

28 Nonprofit Leaders Selected for 2022 Certificate in Leadership Program

Team NLC News

Leadership is paramount to succeed in today’s ever-changing world, but there is often a deficit in training and preparation for nonprofit professionals moving into leadership roles. To prepare the next generation of nonprofit professionals to lead our dynamically changing sector, the Nonprofit Leadership Center created the Certificate in Leadership program. This unique, 10-week learning experience brings together nonprofit leaders who …

Introducing the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Class of 2022

Taking Leadership to the Next Level: 10 Nonprofit Leaders to Know

Team NLC News

The past year has been a critical time for nonprofits, as many have fought courageously to keep their communities safe while ensuring their own organizations survive and thrive. Despite the many challenges nonprofits have faced, the Nonprofit Leadership Center saw a 48% increase in professional development participation during 2020 from the previous year, reflecting the promise and power of lifelong learning to …

Introducing the Certificate in Nonprofit Management Class of 2022

Meet the 27 Nonprofit Leaders in the 2021 Certificate in Leadership Program

Team NLC News

Nonprofit leadership has never been more important — or more challenging — than it is in the present moment. As needs increase along with mounting uncertainty, leadership is the key for stronger organizations and communities. To prepare the next generation of nonprofit professionals to lead our ever-changing sector forward, the Nonprofit Leadership Center created the Certificate in Leadership program. This …

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 …