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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.

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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.

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.

Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

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I travel a lot for work which means I spend many hours on airplanes. If nothing else, it is a good opportunity to catch up on reading. Here’s ten books that nonprofit colleagues and authors have shared with me in the last few months and I wanted to share them with you.

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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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.

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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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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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.

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.

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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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.

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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Trainer’s Notebook: Using Posters To Spark Learning

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Photo by Equal Rights Advocates. Before I get to the topic of using posters to make your workshops or meeting more interactive (and fun), I want to wish you a Happy International Women’s Day!

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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The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

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As part of the workshops that I deliver based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , one of my most popular is how to avoid collaborative overload in the nonprofit workplace. Collaborative overload results from too many pointless meetings, a tsunami of emails, and a drumbeat of constant interruptions.

Modern Wellbeing: Infographic from Kaleido Insights

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Click Image to See Original Image in Larger Size. This infographic is titled “ Modern Wellbeing ” was created by Jeremiah Owyang and his business partner Jessica Groopman from Kaleido Insights.

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.

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.

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 and Nonprofits: Will Bots Make Transition from Functional to Friendship?

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The next disruptive technology phase is already upon here and it includes a technology designed to emulate human conversation – chatbots programmed with artificial intelligence.

Can AI & Bots Help Create A More Positive Nonprofit Workplace Culture?

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. Much of my training and facilitation work lately has been centered around the ideas in my recent book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. The nonprofit organizations I’m working with are are seeking out ways to create collective resilience in their workplaces.

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 with an eye towards our next book. Most recently, we co-authored a policy brief for the Toda Peace Institute on the age of automation and it implications for civil society.

The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation

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The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter. What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around.

Facebook Announces Overhaul of Newsfeed: What Does It Mean for Nonprofits?

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Yesterday was my birthday. And the one great thing about social media, particularly Facebook, is that you get to hear from many people wishing you a happy day because the platform alerts them. This year I had a tsunami of birthday wishes.

Are you going to #deletefacebook?

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In the aftermath of the reports that Cambridge Analytica , a firm that worked on President Trump’s 2016 campaign, used private data on 50 million Facebook users has erupted into a strong backlash against Facebook. The hashtag #deletefacebook has been circulating on the Internet.

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52 Fun Ways To Take A Mini Break and Regenerate for Nonprofits

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While writing The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout in 2015, we did a scan of what was available in the nonprofit. Ever since, I’ve been keeping an eye out for new resources for nonprofit professionals about avoiding burnout and self-care.

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The Nonprofit Book We’ve Been Waiting Four Years To Read Is Finally Here: New Power

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Back in November, 2014, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans published an article about “New Power” in the Harvard Business Review that caught my eye.

The Facebook Scandal and What It Means for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

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Source Facebook Blog – Click for Source.

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

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I’m just back from spending a week in Bangkok, Thailand at the IFC-ASIA: Ecosystems for Good.

How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos

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Flickr Photo by Rex Hammock. Note from Beth: Digital storytelling is key to fundraising success, but using a storytelling lens in your organization can have further benefit of busting organizational silos. Miriam Brosseau and Stephanie Corleto share why.

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Nonprofit Professionals: Don’t Let Email Spoil Your Summer Vacation

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Mobile phones and 24/7 connectivity blur the lines between personal and work time, especially during summer break or vacation. And according to recent poll s, some 62% of people check their work email while on vacation.

Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

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Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.

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Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

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In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain, Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness. One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish.

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

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Note from Beth: Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success. Designing the meeting so it is effective and encourages team-building can be tricky. Here’s some terrific advice from Sarah Axelson.

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Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

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I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster. My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help.

Interview: Brigitte Hoyer Gosselink on the Google AI Impact Challenge

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Google.Org is giving away $25 million to humanitarian projects that use Google’s machine learning technology. The “ A.I. Impact Challenge ” is based on Google’s belief that artificial intelligence can provide new solutions to old problems and improve people’s lives.

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

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Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?

Recap: Twitter #GivingTuesdayMyths Chat Hosted by Salesforce Foundation

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Yesterday Allison Fine and I participated in a chat hosted by the Salesforce Foundation and moderated by Emily Goodstein on the topic “GivingTuesday Myths.”

Book: Just Giving: Why Philanthropy Is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better

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Rob Reich, Professor of Political Science, Stanford University Center for Ethics in Society, Center on Philanthropy & Civil Society, has just released a new book called “ Just Giving: Why Philanthropy is Failing Democracy and How It Can Do Better.”

New Pew Research Report: The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being

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The Pew Research Center has released a research report called “ The Future of Digital Life and Well-Being.” ” Pew interviewed technology experts and scholars (including me) about the benefits and drawbacks of our digital lives.