Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development

Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development We are an interdisciplinary community that works to improve nonprofit impact through workforce development and the equipping of a robust talent pipeline, leadership capacity building, community collaborations, and academic research.

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

Who We Are: The Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development is a collaborative of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy; the Schools of Public Health, Social Welfare, Business, and Criminal Justice; the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cyber Security; Albany Law School, and Albany Medical College. M

ABOUT THE INSTITUTE

Who We Are: The Institute of Nonprofit Leadership and Community Development is a collaborative of the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy; the Schools of Public Health, Social Welfare, Business, and Criminal Justice; the College of Emergency Preparedness, Homeland Security, and Cyber Security; Albany Law School, and Albany Medical College. M

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Nonprofit University's Fall 2021 workshop season is live!Our virtual workshops focus on fundraising, DEI, strategic plan...
09/28/2021
WORKSHOPS

Nonprofit University's Fall 2021 workshop season is live!

Our virtual workshops focus on fundraising, DEI, strategic planning, grant writing, marketing, and more. To see our full lineup and register, visit us at https://www.nonprofitedu.org/workshops.html

Thank you to our valued funders for helping make another season of Nonprofit University possible!
SEFCU
Goldman Sachs
MVP Health Care
United Way of the Greater Capital Region

Registration for Our Fall 2021 Season is Open! Click below to register for any workshop listed. Click here for information about our subscription and single workshop pricing . Workshops will be held...

Coming soon - the Fall 2021 season of Nonprofit University! With in-depth workshop series on nonprofit marketing, intro ...
09/22/2021

Coming soon - the Fall 2021 season of Nonprofit University! With in-depth workshop series on nonprofit marketing, intro to fundraising, fundraising for executives, grant writing, taking a person first approach in your organization, and more! Check out our calendar of programming www.albany.edu/nonprofit. Registration details coming soon.

Coming soon - the Fall 2021 season of Nonprofit University! With in-depth workshop series on nonprofit marketing, intro to fundraising, fundraising for executives, grant writing, taking a person first approach in your organization, and more! Check out our calendar of programming www.albany.edu/nonprofit. Registration details coming soon.

Catch our last workshop of the season tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th from 11AM to 1PM. Catherine Hedgeman, Rose Miller, a...
06/23/2021

Catch our last workshop of the season tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th from 11AM to 1PM. Catherine Hedgeman, Rose Miller, and Ryan Hanley will dive into the management of risks surrounding cybersecurity, labor, and volunteers within your organization. For more information and registration, please visit:
https://www.nonprofitedu.org/workshops.html

Catch our last workshop of the season tomorrow, Thursday, June 24th from 11AM to 1PM. Catherine Hedgeman, Rose Miller, and Ryan Hanley will dive into the management of risks surrounding cybersecurity, labor, and volunteers within your organization. For more information and registration, please visit:
https://www.nonprofitedu.org/workshops.html

Last chance to join "Continuing the Conversation: Empowering Partnership Next Steps" with The Partnership Project tomorr...
06/22/2021

Last chance to join "Continuing the Conversation: Empowering Partnership Next Steps" with The Partnership Project tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23rd from 11:30AM to 1PM! Topics to discuss will include the role of board, bottom-up change management, and shifting from a scarcity to abundance mindset. Register for this FREE event here: https://albany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuuuqTwoGNQn5ReXjoGvxL6D5xcgITrL

Last chance to join "Continuing the Conversation: Empowering Partnership Next Steps" with The Partnership Project tomorrow, Wednesday, June 23rd from 11:30AM to 1PM! Topics to discuss will include the role of board, bottom-up change management, and shifting from a scarcity to abundance mindset. Register for this FREE event here: https://albany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuuuqTwoGNQn5ReXjoGvxL6D5xcgITrL

On Wednesday, June 23rd, The Partnership Project will be hosting "Continuing the Conversation: Empowering Partnership Ne...
06/18/2021

On Wednesday, June 23rd, The Partnership Project will be hosting "Continuing the Conversation: Empowering Partnership Next Steps." We will discuss major themes that emerged during our May 14th conference including: cultivating potential partners, thinking creatively, and partnership through the equity lens. Previous conference attendance not required. Join the conversation at https://albany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuuuqTwoGNQn5ReXjoGvxL6D5xcgITrL

On Wednesday, June 23rd, The Partnership Project will be hosting "Continuing the Conversation: Empowering Partnership Next Steps." We will discuss major themes that emerged during our May 14th conference including: cultivating potential partners, thinking creatively, and partnership through the equity lens. Previous conference attendance not required. Join the conversation at https://albany.zoom.us/meeting/register/tJMpcuuuqTwoGNQn5ReXjoGvxL6D5xcgITrL

Thank you to our wonderful keynote speakers Nadja Shmavonian, Frederick Miller and Kate Richmond for being a part of our...
05/23/2021

Thank you to our wonderful keynote speakers Nadja Shmavonian, Frederick Miller and Kate Richmond for being a part of our May 14th Empowering Partnerships Conference. We deeply appreciate you taking time out of your day to bring incredible knowledge and drive powerful conversation on sustainable collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and more that'll make a lasting impression on our attendees!

Thank you to our wonderful keynote speakers Nadja Shmavonian, Frederick Miller and Kate Richmond for being a part of our May 14th Empowering Partnerships Conference. We deeply appreciate you taking time out of your day to bring incredible knowledge and drive powerful conversation on sustainable collaboration, diversity and inclusion, and more that'll make a lasting impression on our attendees!

Don't miss out on Part 3/3 of our Grant Writing Series with Lauren Collens this Thursday, May 27th! "Strategies for Succ...
05/23/2021

Don't miss out on Part 3/3 of our Grant Writing Series with Lauren Collens this Thursday, May 27th! "Strategies for Successful Grant Management" will review the important aspects of a quality grant management program. CEs available. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.nonprofitedu.org/workshops.html

Don't miss out on Part 3/3 of our Grant Writing Series with Lauren Collens this Thursday, May 27th! "Strategies for Successful Grant Management" will review the important aspects of a quality grant management program. CEs available. For more information and registration please visit: https://www.nonprofitedu.org/workshops.html

Please join this important conversation with author, activist and scholar Barbara Smith. All are welcome. Sponsored by t...
05/21/2021

Please join this important conversation with author, activist and scholar Barbara Smith. All are welcome. Sponsored by the United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

Please join this important conversation with author, activist and scholar Barbara Smith. All are welcome. Sponsored by the United Way of the Greater Capital Region.

The Partnership Project is thrilled to have Winsome Foderingham, MPA moderate our funders panel at tomorrow's conference...
05/13/2021

The Partnership Project is thrilled to have Winsome Foderingham, MPA moderate our funders panel at tomorrow's conference: "Empowering Partnerships: Collaborating for Equitable, Sustainable, and Mission-Driven Change." Esteemed panelists John Eberle, Michele Kelly, Kathy Lanni, Claire Reid, and Ellen Sax will discuss the role foundations have in supporting collaboration; the opportunities and barriers to collaboration that exist; how funders can support and inspire innovative partnerships; and the role funders can play in reconstructing better and more equitable systems that serve all people, evidence equitable partnerships, and increase racial diversity in leadership and decision-making spaces. Registration is free and open to all; donations to support this conference are welcome! https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html #nonprofits #collaboration #leadership #partnership #collectiveimpact #sustainability #diversityequityinclusion

The Partnership Project is thrilled to have Winsome Foderingham, MPA moderate our funders panel at tomorrow's conference: "Empowering Partnerships: Collaborating for Equitable, Sustainable, and Mission-Driven Change." Esteemed panelists John Eberle, Michele Kelly, Kathy Lanni, Claire Reid, and Ellen Sax will discuss the role foundations have in supporting collaboration; the opportunities and barriers to collaboration that exist; how funders can support and inspire innovative partnerships; and the role funders can play in reconstructing better and more equitable systems that serve all people, evidence equitable partnerships, and increase racial diversity in leadership and decision-making spaces. Registration is free and open to all; donations to support this conference are welcome! https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html #nonprofits #collaboration #leadership #partnership #collectiveimpact #sustainability #diversityequityinclusion

At our Empowering Partnerships Full-Day Conference, Frederick A. Miller and Kate Richmond's "Partnerships That Empower: ...
05/12/2021

At our Empowering Partnerships Full-Day Conference, Frederick A. Miller and Kate Richmond's "Partnerships That Empower: The Price of Admission for Collaboration" keynote will focus on the process side of the collaboration equation. Our event will also feature other keynote speakers, stories from the field, breakout rooms, discussions and Q&As, and a funders panel to explore how organizations can work together to achieve social change.
For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html

At our Empowering Partnerships Full-Day Conference, Frederick A. Miller and Kate Richmond's "Partnerships That Empower: The Price of Admission for Collaboration" keynote will focus on the process side of the collaboration equation. Our event will also feature other keynote speakers, stories from the field, breakout rooms, discussions and Q&As, and a funders panel to explore how organizations can work together to achieve social change.
For more information and registration, please visit: https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html

Catherine S. Kramer will be moderating the "Stories of the Field" panel this upcoming Friday, May 14th, at our Empowerin...
05/11/2021

Catherine S. Kramer will be moderating the "Stories of the Field" panel this upcoming Friday, May 14th, at our Empowering Partnerships Full Day Conference. Harris Oberlander, Executive Director at Trinity Alliance, and Stacey Pettigrew, Executive Director at Radix Ecological Sustainability Center will kick off this panel, followed by many more. For more information about our panelists and the conference please visit: https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html

Catherine S. Kramer will be moderating the "Stories of the Field" panel this upcoming Friday, May 14th, at our Empowering Partnerships Full Day Conference. Harris Oberlander, Executive Director at Trinity Alliance, and Stacey Pettigrew, Executive Director at Radix Ecological Sustainability Center will kick off this panel, followed by many more. For more information about our panelists and the conference please visit: https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html

Nadya Shmavonian's keynote on "Collaboration to Grow Community Impact" will set the stage for our May 14 conference.  Th...
05/06/2021

Nadya Shmavonian's keynote on "Collaboration to Grow Community Impact" will set the stage for our May 14 conference. The virtual program will include other keynote speakers, stories from the field, breakout discussions, and a funders panel examining the spectrum, value, and challenges of collaborations; the underlying factors that foster impactful and creative partnerships; and how to advance equitable system change through collective impact and other innovative and integrative approaches. We hope you will join us! https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html

Nadya Shmavonian's keynote on "Collaboration to Grow Community Impact" will set the stage for our May 14 conference. The virtual program will include other keynote speakers, stories from the field, breakout discussions, and a funders panel examining the spectrum, value, and challenges of collaborations; the underlying factors that foster impactful and creative partnerships; and how to advance equitable system change through collective impact and other innovative and integrative approaches. We hope you will join us! https://www.nonprofitedu.org/empowering-partnerships.html

Thank you to our outstanding panelists from the Albany Birth Justice Storytelling Project at BirthNet for sharing their ...
04/16/2021

Thank you to our outstanding panelists from the Albany Birth Justice Storytelling Project at BirthNet for sharing their stories, research, and insights as part of our Justice Works series: Rajani Bhatia, Nakia Tillman, Chloe Blaise, Destiny Bender, and Jessica Ramsawak. What a powerful and personal presentation! #ualbany #birthjustice #culturalhumilty #justiceworks #nonprofituniversity

Thank you to our outstanding panelists from the Albany Birth Justice Storytelling Project at BirthNet for sharing their stories, research, and insights as part of our Justice Works series: Rajani Bhatia, Nakia Tillman, Chloe Blaise, Destiny Bender, and Jessica Ramsawak. What a powerful and personal presentation! #ualbany #birthjustice #culturalhumilty #justiceworks #nonprofituniversity

Separating our grant decisions from our own experiences and abandoning our role as advocates diminish our ability to do ...
04/12/2021
Telling My Truth as a Black Woman Made Me a Better Grant Maker

Separating our grant decisions from our own experiences and abandoning our role as advocates diminish our ability to do the anti-racist work our nation urgently needs.

To address systemic racism, foundations need to value the lived experience of employees, not just data-driven decision making and academic credentials.

We cannot solve our most pressing social issues alone. Interested in learning more about partnerships and collaboration?...
04/07/2021

We cannot solve our most pressing social issues alone. Interested in learning more about partnerships and collaboration? SAVE THE DATE! Full-day conference on partnerships and collaboration, Friday, May 14. Details coming soon!

We cannot solve our most pressing social issues alone. Interested in learning more about partnerships and collaboration? SAVE THE DATE! Full-day conference on partnerships and collaboration, Friday, May 14. Details coming soon!

Join Brian Rollo and Theresa Agresta on April 14th from 9AM-11AM for a fun and interactive workshop on workplace culture...
04/05/2021

Join Brian Rollo and Theresa Agresta on April 14th from 9AM-11AM for a fun and interactive workshop on workplace culture. Learn about the true ROI of building and maintaining a healthy culture in your organization. Presented by Nonprofit University! https://lnkd.in/eWkeqZw

Experts say five key indicators can help nonprofits forecast their fiscal health this year on both the revenue and spend...
03/30/2021
5 Economic Indicators That (Mostly) Point to a Brighter Year for Nonprofits

Experts say five key indicators can help nonprofits forecast their fiscal health this year on both the revenue and spending side of the ledger. And those indicators generally point to an improved outlook after a very tough year for nonprofits.

It’s been a hard 12 months for nonprofits and much uncertainty still lies ahead, but expert say there many guideposts that can help determine what kind of fundraising performance to expect in 2021 and beyond.

A new report found that small changes by gift officers — like getting to know the donor — could reap big benefits for th...
03/15/2021
Raising Money for a Nonprofit? Try a Personalized Approach

A new report found that small changes by gift officers — like getting to know the donor — could reap big benefits for their organizations.

A new report found that small changes by gift officers — like getting to know the donor — could reap big benefits for their organizations.

Transitioning from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector can be a challenge, but four St. Louis women shared their...
03/12/2021
Women’s Conference 2021: Strong leaders still need a ‘why’ in the nonprofit sector - St. Louis Business Journal

Transitioning from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector can be a challenge, but four St. Louis women shared their experiences and advice for making that change during the St. Louis Business Journal's Women’s Conference.

Transitioning from the corporate world to the nonprofit sector can be a challenge, but four St. Louis women shared their experiences and advice for making that change during the Women’s Conference.

In an announcement timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, Google.org on Monday issued a global $25 million ch...
03/09/2021
Google.org Will Award $25 Million for Innovative Ideas That Empower Women

In an announcement timed to coincide with International Women’s Day, Google.org on Monday issued a global $25 million challenge for nonprofits and social entrepreneurs working to empower women and girls economically.

The winners of the Impact Challenge for Women and Girls, which will be announced in the fall, will each receive between $300,000 and $2 million.

A great read for boards working to deepen their commitment to racial equity.
03/02/2021
Getting to the “Heart” of Racial Equity

A great read for boards working to deepen their commitment to racial equity.

Jim Taylor urges leaders to commit to the public good, emphasizing serving those who have been disproportionately impacted by not being born into privilege.

Nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees were eligible for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans of up to $10 milli...
03/01/2021
Stimulus Bill Would Make Some Large Nonprofits Eligible for Forgivable Loans

Nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees were eligible for forgivable Paycheck Protection Program loans of up to $10 million.

The $1.9 trillion stimulus package passed by the House also would extend and expand help for nonprofits that self-insure unemployment benefits and would provide aid that could help many nonprofits that receive contracts from state and local governments.

Student Philanthropists Award $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region
02/28/2021
Student Philanthropists Award $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

Student Philanthropists Award $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region

With its largest pool of funds yet, Assistant Professor Susan Appe’s undergraduate students in the Private Philanthropy, Public Problems, and Power course awarded $10,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region at the conclusion of the Fall 2020 semester.

Protests for the Soul of a Nation: A Talk by Megan Ming Francis
02/19/2021
Protests for the Soul of a Nation: A Talk by Megan Ming Francis

Protests for the Soul of a Nation: A Talk by Megan Ming Francis

On Tuesday, February 23rd, the Racial Justice Committee of the Political Science Department of Rockefeller College will host Megan Ming Francis for a talk entitled, “Protests for a Soul of a Nation.” All are welcome to participate.

School of Management MBAs weren’t the only ones to learn and grow through the Nonprofit Board Fellowship program — organ...
02/17/2021
From the classroom to the boardroom

School of Management MBAs weren’t the only ones to learn and grow through the Nonprofit Board Fellowship program — organizational leaders say the students brought specialized skills and unique perspectives to their boards.

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