NLI Builds Better Boards Leaders Communities

At National Leadership Institute, we know that a trained, diverse board full of passionate, committed leaders delivers the ultimate community impact. We are here to connect you, plus deliver powerful training & coaching.
Better Boards

Let us help you turn your board into the strategic asset it should be! Whether you need board basic training or a high level, customized session, we’ll match you with the right expert on our team.

Better Leaders

Becoming a better leader is an always evolving process. We can help you grow. We specialize in positive leadership classes, culture change, and executive coaching with experts who’ve been there.

Board Match Now!

We’ve taken modern philanthropic technology and put it to work for you! Now nonprofits and board member candidates can easily find their best matches and connect, right from your mobile phone.

Welcome To NLI

At NLI, we know most nonprofits are born from a sincere desire to help. That passionate concern is critical to an organization’s success. But passion alone is just not enough. You need powerful leadership, strong governance, and streamlined strategy. And a diverse, trained board that works with you, to deliver maximum impact.

NLI has a team of superior experts and coaches with decades of experience both working on boards personally, and in the leadership training and development of boards and community-minded professionals. Our experts have worked with some of the largest non-governmental organizations to some of the smallest nonprofits. And we keep our services affordable for every nonprofit budget.

Our Founder spent years watching so many organizations sadly fall short of their mission and goals. To help more succeed, his vision was to create an organization dedicated to providing board development and leadership growth for all levels of the nonprofit sector. Thus, NLI was founded in 2005. We believe that most “best practices” encouraged in the for-profit world have equally powerful application in the nonprofit environment. That means nonprofits should run like a successful business. And we can help you.

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Loved every moment of this jam packed, super charged workshop! Overall, it was a wonderful learning experience! (The Power of Electronic Media)

Tara Chadwick

Gerry & Raelyn are an amazing dynamic duo. Gerry’s wealth of knowledge and experience brought tremendous value to the session and I walked away empowered to make the magic happen. I highly recommend NLI to anyone in the nonprofit world who is looking to break through to the next level of fundraising.

Tammy Gail

Founder & President Glam-A-THON, Inc.
“Supercharge Your Board” was one of the best meetings and use of my time that I have attended in last three years! I respect someone who can do a lot of relevant content in one hour.

Susan Giganti

Nonprofit Leader
National Leadership Institute takes a different and frankly better teaching approach than the standard “broadcast” from one expert. This was a warm and engaging day-long exchange of ideas and best practices. A rare example of teaching done well. This is an organization I highly recommend for non-profit guidance at any level.

LeeAnn S.

Development Director
The National Leadership Institute has provided invaluable services to Gilda’s Club South Florida. Our Development team has attended Regional Conversations, various monthly Chamber of Commerce one-hour trainings, webinars and of course, Leadercast Women! The information is relevant, in manageable time segments and we receive continuing education credits for our CFRE accreditation.   What’s unbelievable is that most of what we attended was free of charge to Gilda’s Club South Florida. You are truly building philanthropy in our community, and we at Gilda’s Club appreciate the capacity-building services.

Kim Praitano, MSW/LSW, MA

President/CEO, Gilda’s Club South Florida
Analysis of an organization’s governance structure is, in my view, both an art and a science. It requires clear and often candid but diplomatic communication followed by action steps that can be readily implemented and verified. And that is the unique value that Gerry (Czarnecki from National Leadership Institute) brought to Eckerd Connects and for which we are most grateful. We thank NLI and offer our unqualified recommendation.

Joseph W. Clark

Eckerd Connects Board Member
“Managers are a dime a dozen, but leaders are priceless. Any manager aspiring to superior leadership would be wise to study Gerry’s advice.” – In review of NLI Founder Gerry Czarnecki’s book “You’re in Charge. What Now?!”

H. Wayne Huizenga

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$109 Limited Time Offer!
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