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Five Tips for Nonprofits to Avoid Virtual Fatigue

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Ways To Use Zoom Breakout Rooms To Increase Meeting Engagement

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We are only about one month into the world’s largest work from home experiment. This means spending a big part of our day sitting in front of a screen that looks like the Brady Brunch. It has surfaced a new technology affliction: Zoom Overload. .

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9 Tips for Nonprofits To Boost Resilience During A Pandemic

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Our family with adopted senior rescue dog, “Tigger.” ” Greetings from shelter in place California! I have not left my house much in the last few weeks due to being in a higher risk category for COVID-19.

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Virtual Meeting Check-Ins & Icebreakers During A Pandemic

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Meico Whitlock (Mindful Techie) leads the NTEN Board in a meditation meeting opener. I’ve been working in my pajamas since the early 1990s, during the early years of the Web. My first remote job was to work with a virtual team to manage an online network for artists, called Artswire. Since those days, I have continued to hone my virtual facilitation skills to design and deliver effective virtual meetings and trainings.

Tips To Make Online Meetings Less Exhausting

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Recently I facilitated an online session about how to get better at online meetings for Lightful in the UK where I am a Senior Advisor at Lightful, among other activities, facilitate online master classes for their BRIDGE programme. Here’s an overview the tips and resources I shared.

The Secret To Successful Work/Life Balance When You Work From Home

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?. This morning I facilitated a virtual mini-workshop for the Resource Alliance as part of its Plan C Online Discussions. The workshop, Work/Life Balance: Tips Fundraisers During A Pandemic included fundraisers from many different countries.

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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).

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.

RIP John Haydon

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The nonprofit tech & marketing world has lost one of its legends, John Haydon, from cancer. If you do any work on digital strategy for nonprofits, you most likely knew John’s work and influenced by it.

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.

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.

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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What fundraisers Need To Know About Next Era of Digital Technology

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Credit: Festival del Fundraising.

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.

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.

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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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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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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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.

#GivingTuesdayNow: Join me for Q/A Hosted by SalesForce.Org

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GivingTuesdayNow is taking place on May 5th. You probably have a lot of questions. That’s why I’m delighted to be participating in a Q/A along with Caryn Stein, GivingTuesdayNow to answer your questions on LinkedIn.

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.

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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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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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.

Leveraging Online Donor Engagement: Peer-to-Peer Fundraising

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Guest Post by Sarah Tedesco, Executive Vice President of DonorSearch. As a member of a nonprofit fundraising team, you always have your eyes on a fundraising goal and are working to improve your online donor engagement strategy. .

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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.

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.”

Human-Centered Design & AI: Google AI Impact Summit

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Last week I was lucky enough to attend the Google Impact AI Summit that shared the learning and case studies from Google AI Challenge winners. The Summit included presentations, panel discussions, and a “science fair” where we could see demos from and talk with the winners.

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.

Just One Good Tip To Address Nonprofit Workload Stress

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When I facilitate staff retreats or workshop on wellbeing in the workplace based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit , we do some reflective exercises, including taking the nonprofit burnout assessment , identifying stress triggers and reactions before creating a self-care plan and addressing cultural norms.

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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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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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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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.

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.”

How To Facilitate Effective Virtual Meetings

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In light of the Coronavirus, many nonprofits are engaging in scenario planning. Organizations have also been encouraging their employees to work from home or enlisted travel bans. The list of conferences cancelled is growing, with some now being delivered a virtual gatherings.

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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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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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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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.

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.

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.