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Leadership & Management



Building Strong Board - Development Director Relationships


How should board members and development directors work together? How can these essential relationships be effective, strong and clear? This panel discussion will explore these and other relevant areas to provide a roadmap with many routes based on real experience and success.

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The 21st Century Nonprofit

NEW! This new edition details the significant improvements in management practice that have taken place in recent years.


Live Chat


What Should Be In Your Nonprofit’s Business Plan?

Aug 29, 2011  

Nonprofit consultants and authors Chataun Denis and Jim Horan answer questions about creating usable, living, nonprofit business plans.

Board Compensation & Incentive Pay for Executives: Can Nonprofits Do This?

Dec 05, 2011  

This Q&A explores the right way to offer attractive pay and benefits and features Pete Smith (Smith Compensation Consulting) and Deborah Davidson (BoardSource).



Online Classes


Before You Seek a Grant Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

Learn to employ a step-by-step checklist approach to assess your new nonprofit's readiness for foundation fundraising.

Introducción a la planificación para el recaudo de fondos

Self-Paced eLearning  |  Free

Aprenda el proceso básico de planificación para lograr diversificar las fuentes de apoyo financiero de su organización.

Introduction to Finding Grants Webinar

Recorded Webinar  |  Free

This brief recording captures the key concepts of the course. For more expansive discussion of the topic, we suggest attending a live webinar or in-person session. Note the recording is captioned for individuals with hearing impairments.

Leveraging Leadership for Social Media Success

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

Learn how social media ambassadors can add value to your online activities.

Social Media for Leaders: Find Your Voice

Self-Paced eLearning  |  $45.00

Learn how to add social engagement skills to your executive toolkit.

Training Events


Leadership Conversations Series: 10 Tips for Working with Your Board and Committees

Dec 19, 2017, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

Join Alison Motz and Dr. Adriennie Hatten of Ascend Advisors for the key session of this new leadership series, Conversations, and learn how to effectively work with your Board.


The Employment Life Cycle: Hiring, Firing, and Everything in Between

Jan 10, 2018, 10:30 am - 12:00 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Employees may be your most valuable asset, but they can also be your biggest liability.  There are many things that an employer can do during the full employment life cycle to get the most from its workforce while also reducing the potential exposure from liabilities from that workforce. 


Social Sector Networking Night: New Year, New Consulting Career

Jan 10, 2018, 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Washington In-person

Have you ever considered a career in consulting?  This dynamic webinar will cover the top issues you should consider as you weigh your motivations, interests and future career plans.


The Surprising Connection Between Fundraising and Workplace Culture

Jan 11, 2018, 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Join this webinar to learn how to create a real “culture of fundraising” inside your organization.


Leadership Conversations Series: Fund Development: 10 Tips to Consider

Jan 23, 2018, 9:00 am - 10:30 am
Ohio | Webinar

Join Alison Motz, Nan McIntyre and Kathleen Wildman of Ascend Advisors for a key session of this new leadership series, Conversations and hear more about fund development strategies.