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The Nonprofit Connect team grieves with our nonprofit community, and stands in support of our colleagues of color against racism and violence.

Confronting our new pandemic reality has demanded a lot from nonprofit professionals. But your offices and branch service centers services have been reduced, and you’ve had five weeks of experience of business with a distributed remote workforce. You’ve learned a lot and could write your own ten tips. As a consultant I work to be a “broker of good ideas,” and this includes what I’ve learned from some of you recently.

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we hear from Billy Brimblecom, Executive Director at the Steps of Faith Foundation.

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we hear from Valerie Nicholson-Watson, President & CEO of Harvesters- The Community Food Network.

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we hear from Tricia Rojo Bushnell, Executive Director of Midwest Innocence Project.

Natalye Paquin, president and CEO of Points of Light, likes to imagine a world in which it is impossible for individuals to sit on the sidelines and not support, in some way, solutions to problems in their community.

I recently facilitated a discussion of barriers we face both in participating in social issues, and organizing events and rallies. Here are my four biggest takeaways from the discussion.

Last week, I spent my morning in an amazing diversity & inclusion workshop hosted by Nonprofit Connect. We broke down the difference between diversity and inclusion, why you need both, and how to achieve both in an organization.

Dr. Shirley Davis addresses the topic of unconscious bias as a leadership competency and an organizational strategy.

It was my great honor in January to begin a term as President of the Board of Directors of Nonprofit Connect. My career in human services includes 33 years as an executive director, many of those years served at United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Kansas City. I left that post in 2013 to form an executive coaching and consulting firm to support the many missions we find in Kansas City. After relying on Nonprofit Connect for many years in my professional life, I was elected to the board in 2011 and have