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5 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Personal Resilience

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Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning. Our family has several New Year’s rituals, including a nature hike. This year we hiked by Pacific Ocean near Moss Bay.(Pictured Pictured above).

How WhatsApp Is Being Used by Nonprofits in India

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Recently, Social Misfits Media’s Community Manager, Angharad Francis, interviewed the brilliant Pushpa Aman Singh, Founder of GuideStar India.

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Tips & Tools To Appreciate Your Nonprofit Staff and Build A Culture of Resilience

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As part of my work with nonprofit organizations to help them build a culture of resilience that I wrote about in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , I have facilitated retreats where staff brainstorm ideas and identify simple ways that they can make working at their organization more enjoyable.

Artificial Intelligence for Good: A Few Good Articles To Read #AI4Good

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Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and spread generosity. It was almost ten years ago that we published the Networked Nonprofit during the early days of social media and networks.

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5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

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Photo credit: PlusLexia. It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector.

Four Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

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Photo by Amanda/Flicker. I am thrilled to be presenting with my colleague, Ananda Leeke in Boston next week at the Resilience at Work Conference. We will be doing early morning sessions to engage participants in some mindful moment and movement exercises.

What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

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Credit: Festival del Fundraising.

Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up

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Blockchain for Impact: Blockchain Revolution Global Event Wrap-Up – Guest Post . By Amy Neumann. Note from Beth: Amy Neumann recently attended the Blockchain for Impact gathering in Toronto last month with 1200 attendees from dozens of countries.

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AI-Driven Fundraising Campaigns

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Network For Good hosted a virtual conference today called “ Fundraise Like Netflix: Engaging Donors in a Subscription-Driven World ,” that included several hours of online presentations about strategy and tools for getting repeat donors.

The Screen Time Genie: A Bot That’s Help With Your Tech Addiction

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Mobile phones and screen can be distracting and overwhelming. Even worse they can be addictive. Not all technology is bad. There are apps and other technology tools that can help you create a new habit, healthier habits.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Dot Voting Online

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When I facilitate meetings or workshops for nonprofits, not matter the topic, I incorporate many participatory approaches and design thinking methods. One technique that I often employ is called “ Dot Voting ” or “ Visual the Vote.”

Why and How Rituals Build Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

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Last week I presented a session at the Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice. We each tackled a different aspect of resilience.

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Burnout, Resilience and Nonprofits: The Latest Research, Trend, and Insights

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Photo by Norbert Reimer. My book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit , was published a month before the presidential election.

The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

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Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting.

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A Meeting Ritual To Get Rid of Unnecessary Meetings That Waste Time

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?. The Meeting Escape Hatch: Ritual Design Lab for Org Change from Margaret Hagan on Vimeo. I’ve been interested in organizational rituals that build resilience. Being in a meeting that is a waste of your time can suck your energy.

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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

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Flickr photo by Geoff Livingston. I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019! I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick.

Twitter for Nonprofits in 2018: Rebirth or Retire?

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The past year, Twitter has been widely criticized for its role in spreading misinformation , being a Petri dish for hate speech , and how it approaches world leaders use of the platform.

WEB Network: The Well-Being and Equity Bridging Network

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I have been working on an exciting project along with dream team of network thinkers and people who are excited about the idea of how collective action drives health in our communities. I want to share it with you.

Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

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Note from Beth: At last year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference, I was lucky enough to join a “birds of a feather” lunch table. The topic was bullet journaling and the table host was nonprofit tech colleague Ma’ayan Alexander.

Icebreakers for Online Meetings That Introverts Will Love

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In my work as a trainer and facilitator, I make workshops and master classes as interactive as possible, incorporating peer discussion, movement, and creativity. I feel this makes a better learning experience. The same goes for in-person meetings.

GivingTuesday India Kicks Off the Global Giving Season

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Source: GivingTuesday India. In the US, GivingTuesday is after Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Cyber Monday and marks the start of the year-end giving.

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Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

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Will Artificial Intelligence Augment Nonprofit Staff or Replace?

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Artificial intelligence, machine learning, bots, and other automation technologies offer many benefits to nonprofit professionals because it can perform basic and mundane tasks. As a result, it frees up staff time to focus on higher value activities.

#AI4Good: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know About AI

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Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit , and I are actively researching the use of AI for Good, in particular to scale giving and to spread generosity.

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The Surprising Secret to Improving Employee Engagement

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Note from Beth: In my own work on activating a culture of wellbeing, employee engagement is a key component to success.

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New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

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My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “ Leading Systems Change.”

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

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Note from Beth: I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community , a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance.

How to Brand Your Nonprofit To Scale Your Positive Impact

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?. Note from Beth: My colleague, Simon Mainwaring, has launched a new series of online courses “ WeFirst Works ” that help you find your purpose – whether an individual, company, or nonprofit. .

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An Open letter to Crowdfunding Companies from the California Association of Nonprofits

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Note from Beth: The crowdfunding industry has sponsored legislation in California to clarify what is legally permissible. The legislation signals the need for more responsible and ethical practices that support nonprofits, donors, and platforms.

Nonprofits Are Adding Bots to their Social Media Teams

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There are many chat bot authoring platforms that make it easy for anyone to create a bot without requiring the technical expertise in natural language programming. While easy to set up, designing an effective bot for a nonprofit from scratch can be daunting.

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Book: Simple Acts to Change the World

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Note from Beth: As we head into the holiday season and year-end giving, I invited Amy Neumann to share some thoughts about giving and her new book, “ Simple Acts to Change the World.” ” Guest Post: Giving the Gift of Giving by Amy Neumann.

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Single Most Important Way That Nonprofit Leaders Make Personal Resilience A Habit

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This week I was honored to facilitate a mini-workshop, “ The Happy Healthy Woman Leader, at the Women Funded 2019 conference in San Francisco.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

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Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

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Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

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Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act , a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience.

What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth

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What Donors Want – Fundraising Advice Straight from the Donor’s Mouth – Guest Post by Rachel Stephenson Sheff. Major gift fundraising is an intuitive blend of art and science, with relationship-building at its core.

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GivingTuesday 2018 Scales Generosity and Kindness to New Highs

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The results for this week’s GivingTuesday 2018 have been reported.

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Nonprofits and the Age of Automation: AI, Machine Learning, Bots Link Roundup

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My Networked Nonprofit co-author Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about the Age of Automation with an eye towards our next book.

AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving

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Source: AI for Lawyers (Click image for larger version).

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Activating A Culture of Resilience in the Nonprofit Workplace

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I’m excited to co-presenting a session at this year’s Nonprofit Technology Conference called “ Activating A Culture of Resilience for Sustainable Impact ,” with fellow NTEN board members, Ananda Leeke & Meico Whitlock as well as Carrie Rice.

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Tech2Empower: The Llama Pack Project

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Last week I was got to work on a week-long service trip in Cusco, Peru as part of Wake: Women’s Alliance for Knowledge Exchange #Tech2empower program where womwn in who work in technology volunteer to share their professional skills and knowledge with women-run business owners.

How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

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No, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “ Enough! Let’s Move On.” ” It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives.

AI for Nonprofits and Social Good: Link Roundup

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Allison Fine and I have been actively researching and writing about AI for Social Good and Nonprofits. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on artificial intelligence and its implications for civil society.

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

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AI4Good is a somewhat new field that sits at the intersection of big tech companies and the world’s biggest problems.