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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


Finish Strong: Maximizing End of Year Fundraising

Oct 26, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Are you prepared to maximize your end-of-year fundraising campaign? Join us on October 26th to gain practical tips that will make you stand out from the crowd, including strategies for garnering donors’ attention and spurring them to action. 


Immigration Enforcement Preparedness for Nonprofits - OFFSITE PROGRAM

Nov 2, 2017, 9:00 am - 11:30 am
New York, New York | In-person

Stay on top of the legal considerations for nonprofits serving immigrant clients.


Foundation Center Midwest 40th Anniversary

Nov 2, 2017, 3:30 pm - 6:00 pm
Cleveland, Ohio | In-person

This year marks the 40th anniversary of the Cleveland-based regional office, Foundation Center Midwest. On Thursday, November 2, 2017 Foundation Center Midwest will commemorate forty years of service, promotion of philanthropy and impact in Cleveland, Ohio and across the region.


Let's Talk Leadership: A Gathering for Executive Directors

Nov 6, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Meet fellow leaders of small nonprofits, and talk about the many issues you face in your daily work.


To Merge or Not to Merge, that is the Question

Nov 8, 2017, 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
Atlanta, Georgia | In-person

Nonprofits are encouraged to partner, collaborate, and even merge with each other. How do you know when to truly consider a merger?