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So You Want to Be an Executive Director? What It Really Takes to Lead a Nonprofit Organization


Rae Linefsky from C3 Consulting moderates the discussion about leadership capacity. Panelists include David Garza of Henry Street Settlement, Linda Lausell Bryant of Inwood House, and Julie Shapiro of The Door.

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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).



Philanthropy Chat: Tom Adams on Leadership Transition and Development


Philanthropy Chat: Jessica Griffin and Malcolm Furgol on the Young Nonprofit Professionals Network


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.

Principios de la planificación para la procuración de fondos

Recorded Webinar  |  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


How to Facilitate Productive and Meaningful Meetings

Feb 7, 2017, 1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

Meetings drive work in the social sector. We meet to plan, meet to discuss data, and meet to share information.  And yet the suggestion of a new meeting often leads us to wonder if meetings are time well spent as our work piles up around us. How can we make sure that the time we spend in meetings does not get in the way of serving our clients and communities?  How do we tie our meetings more purposefully to our work?  Join us for a webinar on February 7, 2017 as Stephanie Arcella and Bix Gabriel of Take Two Services Inc. share their tips for getting the most out of your meetings.  


Special Program: Activating High Potential Board Members for Fundraising

Feb 8, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Learn tactics for empowering your board members to become better fundraisers.


Meet the Authors: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout

Feb 9, 2017, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
New York, New York | In-person

Hear from Beth Kanter and Aliza Sherman, authors of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit, and stay on for a book signing.


AFP Broadcast - Small Shop Success: Building Your Development Dream Team

Feb 15, 2017, 10:00 am - 11:30 am
San Francisco, California | In-person

In this session learn how to assess your Dream Team needs, search for, identify and hire the ideal development staff member.


Aligning Your Nonprofit’s Values, Culture, and Way Forward

Feb 16, 2017, 1:30 pm - 3:00 pm

How a nonprofit interprets its mission has lasting impacts on its stakeholders, from clients to volunteers to staff.  It is important for nonprofits to interpret their missions with input from their stakeholders, in order to ensure that everyone understands their role within the organization and clients feel confident that services are framed around their needs.  But different stakeholders have different interests and concerns. What are some steps nonprofits can take when seeking to share their mission with these different stakeholder groups?  Join us for a webinar on February 16, 2017 as Stephanie Arcella and Bix Gabriel of Take Two Services Inc. share how to align your nonprofit’s value, culture, and plans for the future.