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RFQs for Consultant Expertise

For consultants with experience & expertise in nonprofit organizational development please consider submitting an RFQ for the third round of our POWER program.

RFQ is due May 1, 2018. Learn More »

“Seek more of yourself.”

“There’s nothing really above me I can’t do.” These words, by Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders graduate Charles Rivers, encapsulate the intent of the program. NTL is a 9-week training program for potential community leaders and board members, especially those who are new or unfamiliar with nonprofit board service. Learn More »

Applications Open for 2018 Leadership Program

Applications now open for upcoming Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders classes. Deadline is March 5th, 2018. The 9-week course begins March 28 and is offered each Wednesday night through May 24 (no class 4/25) with graduation on May 30th. Learn More »

Sally Fisher Curran named 2017 recipient of the Kathy Goldfarb-Findling Leadership Award

Congratulations to Sally Fisher Curran, our newest “Kathy” recipient! The honor goes to those with Kathy Goldfarb-Findling’s special approach to leadership: to be nimble and creative; to encourage lifelong learning; to embrace leaps of faith and not fear failure; to work “with” not do “for”; to fully engage in collaborative approaches and to at all times believe passionately in the power of change and personal growth. Learn More »

GUEST POST: From Russia with Thanks

Last April we welcomed Anastasia Lozhkina, Fundraising Director of Arifmetika Dodra Charitable Foundation in Moscow, for a two week residency. We learned as much from her as she did from our nonprofit community. Learn More »

“What if…” Films for Fall

Mark your calendars for the next two “What if…” films, run by Art Rage Gallery and sponsored by the Gifford Foundation. These free films celebrate how communities endeavor to make change, neighbor by neighbor. Learn More »

Guest Post: 2016 “Kathy” recipient Melissa Spicer

Since I began working with the military community, I have been privileged to see a dimension of leadership from which we all can learn. I learned from all military members that leaders never forget they are part of a team. Almost always, leaders of the military defer their success to others: their team mates. Learn More »

Unique Workshops on Nonprofit Board Diversity

Join a unique combination: a workshop on the important topic of board diversity, coupled with the opportunity to network with the new graduates of our leadership training program, Nourishing Tomorrow’s Leaders. APPLY BY MAY 4. Learn More »

Gifford Scholar: Dr. Andrew J. Rurka

From 1957-1980 there were 134 “Gifford Scholars,” who attended college thanks to a scholarship. Recently Josie Rurka, sister to a former recipient, shared a remembrance of him and the impact the scholarship had on his life. Learn More »

From cramped quarters to increased income

A $20,000 grant towards gift shop renovations helped the MOST grow. A more efficient use of space, a stronger dedicated stream of income as well as enhanced opportunities for community and educational engagement combine to fulfill the organizational mission and sustain its operations. Learn More »

Growing POWERfully

New technology that led to stability and growth. Changed procedures and practices that strengthened staff and boards. Honest sharing among peers in order to confront fears. And helpful consultants asking ”really incisive and probing questions.” We check in with the initial POWER cohort, one year later. Learn More »

Growing Stories in our Community

There were words. And pictures. And video. And laughter. And singing. There were stories. Eleven nonprofits capped off six months of workshops and coaching in the art of telling their story with a fun celebration. Learn what happened at “Growing Stories in our Community.” Learn More »

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