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November 2022
'Thankful for our family and friends and our amazing nonprofit community' bordered above and below by orange, yellow and green pumpkins, leaves, acorns and berry twigs
As the holiday season begins, we want to share how much we appreciate our families, our friends, and our amazing network of nonprofits all across North Carolina. Thank you for your goodwill and hard work each and every day to support our communities!
Congratulations, Graduating Class of Fall 2022 Nonprofit Management Institute
Congratulations to the graduates of our fall 2022 Nonprofit Management Institute! We’re so proud of these nonprofit leaders and their commitment to better management practices for their organizations and their own professional growth and development.

"This series has helped sharpen my leadership skills to create a welcoming, learning, and safe work environment for my teams and me," said Jazmin Mendoza Sosa, senior program director at Communities in Schools of Chatham County.

Another participant shared, "The Nonprofit Management Institute recognizes that we are change makers and the road we take by working in nonprofits is not always the easiest. By giving us the tools and providing us with the resources, the Institute empowers us in making the world a better place."

See all the graduates and what they are taking forward from the Nonprofit Management Institute.

If you’re interested in learning about or attending the spring 2023 Institute, let us know.
Together Again!
Tremendous thanks to the 365 participants, sponsors, presenters, and exhibitors that joined us earlier this month for the 2022 Conference for North Carolina’s Nonprofits! The excitement to gather again in person was infectious (in a good way)!

Our keynote speaker Jada Monica Drew inspired us to ‘get up and practice’ inclusion, and each session and presenter gave us tangible ways to do so in every aspect of our work and throughout the sector.

Let's continue to adapt these tools, skills, and partnerships to build and live into equity-centered organizations and communities.
Building on Inclusion, Achieving Equity - 2022 Conference for NC's Nonprofits
What Does Post-Election Mean for Nonprofits?
With voting behind us and election results and commentary all over the news, what does it all mean for nonprofits? David Heinen, the Center’s vice president for public policy and advocacy will discuss the implications of the recent election for North Carolina nonprofits, including sector trends and challenges, and state and federal policy solutions that might help our organizations and the communities we serve. Register and join us tomorrow, November 18 (registration closes today at 4 pm).
The Importance of Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being
“A healthy workforce is the foundation for thriving organizations and healthier communities,” said U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy, M.D. with the release of The Surgeon General’s Framework for Mental Health & Well-Being in the Workplace. “As we recover from the worst of the pandemic, we have an opportunity and the power to make workplaces engines for mental health and well-being.”

Nonprofits know firsthand the significant relationship between work and well-being, especially as we continue to experience increased demand for our services, and workforce shortages, and quiet quitting. This new framework outlines Five Essentials that can help organizations rethink and develop policies, processes, and practices that:
  • protect workers from harm
  • foster a sense of connection among workers
  • show workers that they matter
  • make space for their lives outside work
  • support their long-term professional growth

The framework also includes key components, a resource library, and reflection questions that leaders at workplaces of all sizes and across all sectors can use to support mental health and well-being.
Member Bonus: Check out the Information Central resource for Workplace Mental Health & Well-Being, with additional toolkits and guides to build workplace well-being. Member nonprofits can also set up and offer Employee Assistance Program (EAP) benefits through our money-saving partnership with Marsh McLennan Agency.
New in Information Central
Got management questions? See what’s new in Information Central, your Member resource library full of articles, toolkits, checklists, sample policies, and more.
Upcoming Training
We appreciate the support of these new businesses in Business Finder, our online directory of businesses and consultants that work specifically with nonprofits. Check them out!
Welcome, New Members!
Thank you for being part of our growing network that educates, connects, and advocates for and with nonprofits across North Carolina!
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