Our Trainers

Dedicated Educators with Real-World Expertise

Our classroom and custom training curricula are developed and taught by top nonprofit and business leaders, content experts and educators who share real-world experience and subject expertise. Because of their dedication to our mission, we are able to provide relevant, quality, affordable programs for nonprofit professionals at every level of their career.

We recruit and deploy exceptionally talented and passionate trainers who are dedicated to providing training and solutions for our nonprofit organizations and individual professionals. And we’re not the only ones who think they’re top-notch; our students think so, too. The average rating for our trainers is 4.8 out of 5.0 in post-program surveys completed by participants.

To learn more about becoming an NLC trainer, email us.

Trainers and Topics

Emily Benham, FAHP, CFRE
Board Governance: Roles & Responsibilities, Fundraising, Recruitment, Organizational Capacity Assessment

Rick Bennett
Community Development, Mindfulness in Leadership

Brian Butler
Communications, Storytelling

Maureen Butler, Ph.D., CPA
Form 990, Storytelling, Nonprofit Financials

Tammy Charles, MBA
Business Strategy, Communications

Jule Colvin
Grant Writing and Management

Teresa Craig, CPA
Nonprofit Financials for Non-Financial Staff, Storytelling

Sheff Crowder
Nonprofit Finance, Accounting, Third-Party Evaluations

Renee Dabbs
Team Building, Personality/Communication-style Assessment, Metrics

Jesica D’Avanza, MPA, APR
Branding, Communications, Marketing, Strategy, Social Media

Kadian Douglas
Information Security, Business Continuity

Heather Grzelka
Communications, Media Relations, Videos, Storytelling

Emily Ghosh Harris
Marketing, Communications, Brand Strategy

Stephanie Gularte, MFA, CPC, CPT

Workplace Wellbeing, Leadership Coaching & Consulting, Team-Building, Strategic Planning 

Wendy Hirsch
Change Management

Charlie Imbergamo, MA, CFRE
Leadership/Management, Facilitation/Coaching, Board Governance, Fund Development, Organizational Capacity Assessment, Individual Conflict Dynamics Assessment

Trace Kingham
Fundraising Events

Sara Leonard, MBA, CFRE
Fundraising, Recruitment, Volunteer Management

Jack Levine
Advocacy, Community Partnerships, Community Action

John Loblack, Ed.D.
Interpersonal Communications, Emotional Intelligence, Organizational Capacity Assessment

Abby Mackness
Grant Writing and Management

DrStem: Sithembile Mahlatini, Ed.D., LCSW
Empowerment, Leading Fearlessly

Meriel Martínez
Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion & Intercultural Competency Inventory, Facilitation

Mark McCatty
Performance Management, Interpersonal Communication

Kathy McDonald
Hiring, Onboarding, Retention, Management, New Managers

Beverley McLain
Planned Giving

Kate McPherson
Disaster Preparedness, Recovery, Continuity of Operations Planning

Jessica Muroff
KPI, Dashboards, Program Assessment, Performance Management

Ellen Nastir
Interpersonal Communications, Team Building, Personality/Communication-style Assessment

Liz Wooten Reschke, MPA, CGT
Recruiting, Diversity, Volunteer Management

Nancy Ridenour, CPA
Financial Management for Boards, Best Practices, Dashboards, Reporting, Audit Prep, Nonprofit Financials

Margarita Sarmiento
Diversity, Interpersonal Communication, Customer Service

Alyce Lee Stansbury, CFRE
Fundraising, Sustainability

Merrill Stewart, CFRE
Marketing, Fundraising

Rebecca J. Watson
Master Facilitator & Development Strategist