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Meet the Newest Member of Team NLC

As a nonprofit that exists to support other nonprofits, the Nonprofit Leadership Center regularly assesses our offerings and operations to ensure we’re meeting the changing needs of the nonprofit sector. After completing our recent mid-year review and going through the hiring process for several open positions, we’re pleased to share some exciting announcements to deepen our collective impact.

Charlie Imbergamo will join Team NLC on September 30 as our new Director of Strategic Programs.

Charlie is a skilled leader known for his experience in mission advancement, building relationships, creating collaborative teams and establishing focused strategies in leadership and revenue development. Most recently, Charlie served as the President and CEO of Cristo Rey High School in Tampa Bay and has led several other learning institutions, including Incarnate Word Academy and Saint Joseph Academy in Texas. Charlie is an enthusiastic lifelong learner who has a deep dedication to community building. He has been active with NLC for years, currently serving as a member of CEO Circle #1 and is a past participant in our strategic decision-making cohort known as the Matrix Map.

In his role as Director of Strategic Programs, Charlie will oversee all four program areas within our mission offerings:

  1. Classroom learning opportunities (about 90 classes per year in Hillsborough and Pinellas counties focused on leadership development, board governance, financial management, fund development and communications/marketing)
  2. Custom solutions tailored to specific organization and team needs
  3. Conferences (annual Leadership Conference and fall Board & Senior Leadership Conference)
  4. Cohorts that bring together small groups of leaders to focus on specific topics or learning opportunities over a longer period of time (e.g., CEO Circles, emerging leaders, sustainability planning, etc.)

In the past, NLC staff leaders have been responsible for overseeing individual program divisions within our portfolio of offerings. We identified an opportunity to deepen integration and impact by shifting our open Director of Education and Communications position to this new Director of Strategic Programs. In this new role, Charlie will spend 60% of his time developing programs and facilitating trainings across the full spectrum of our learning opportunities. He will spend his remaining time working directly with nonprofit leaders to strengthen relationships and results. To support the operational aspects of this work, we have reallocated another open position to a Program Associate that will be posted on our job board in the coming weeks.

“I am thrilled to be joining the NLC team of lifelong learners. I look forward to working with nonprofit leaders to build capacity and to continue responding to the needs of our communities. The possibilities are endless when we work together!”

Charlie Imbergamo, Director of Strategic Programs at NLC

Charlie will be a regular contributor here on the NLC blog and will be spending a great deal of time out in the community with nonprofit leaders across the region. Charlie and our entire NLC team look forward to continuing to elevate the support we provide to our sector. You can contact Charlie at to share your ongoing feedback and ideas as we work together to develop and connect nonprofit leaders to strengthen organizations and our community.

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