The Benefits of Using Data to Bring Mindfulness to Your Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Never in a million years did I ever think I would use data and mindfulness in the same sentence. For the past two months, I’ve been wearing a rock in a bra, a device called Spire. Do you bring mindfulness to your work and workplace? Mindfulness

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Why Advocacy Organizations Must Keep Sustainers Top of Mind During EOY Fundraising

Connection Cafe

As we enter the EOY fundraising season, especially for any issue advocacy organization that will see stark changes as the result of the election, one thing that should be top of mind is your sustainer program.

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Mindful or Mind Full Social Media?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

My talk is a call to action to nonprofits to be more intentional and mindful in how they curate and consume content from social networks. I’ll be talking about the art and practice of good curation and also share some techniques for staying focused while doing working on social media for practitioners. Mindfulness

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A Simple Way for Nonprofit Leaders To Incorporate Mindfulness Into Their Daily Work

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

We started with mindfulness from Chris Block, improvisation from David Havens , and Heather and I co-facilitated a session on networks. He started the session on mindfulness sharing a story about an encounter with a taxi driver in Nashville who answered the “how are you are today?”

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Engaging environmentally minded volunteers with a new app

Beaconfire Wire

We are thrilled to announce the launch of Clean Swell , a new Ocean Conservancy mobile app that helps volunteers record, categorize and track trash they pick up along beaches and waterways. This app increases volunteer engagement, streamlines data collection, and extends data gathering year-round.

Skoll World Forum: My Annual Heart-Mind Feast

Beneblog: Technology Meets Society

Those around-the-clock meetings were the mind food for me: completely inspirational for my work in the coming year. My favorite conference of the year is the Skoll World Forum in Oxford. That’s still the case even after attending the Forum for eleven straight years as of last week!

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The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minded Bloggers

John Haydon

This should not be a complicated process (hence “simple minds&# ). I use a template with folks I call the “ The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map For Simple Minds &# (pdf). The Killer Blog Strategy Mind-Map.

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How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

This post, “ Five Ways To Organize Your Phone To Unhijack Your Mind ” by Tristan Harris, the former Google employer mentioned above, was particularly useful. Mindfulness Mobile

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One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Capacity Happy Healthy Nonprofit MindfulnessSarah Cooper – 100 Tricks to Appear Smart in Meetings. I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review , the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Research also shows that taking time for silence restores the nervous system, helps sustain energy, and conditions our minds to be more adaptive. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

Tech Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace: Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Your team can do a simple mindfulness exercise by starting a meeting with a deep breath and going around the table to share how you are feeling in the moment. ” Conferences Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness Resilience Tips

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

Mobile Commons

Mobile technology has lent a big hand in changing the healthcare industry’s landscape. SMS chat, specifically, allows more and more individuals to making informed and proactive decisions about their health with instantaneous, private, and direct communication. How Does it Work?

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On having an entrepreneurial state of mind.


Enchantment: The Art of Changing Hearts, Minds, and Actions – Guy Kawasaki.

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The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness ReflectionMike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director. Yesterday, I honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event. (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!).

How To Train Your Attention and Be Effective When Working Online

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

How long can you pay attention when working online before your mind wanders? According to the Statistic Brain site list of attention span stats , in 2000 we had a 12 second attention span compared with an 8 second attention in 2013. Mindfulness Photo by BirgerKing. Take a guess.

Mindfulness, Unplugging and Social Media Envy

Have Fun - Do Good

Synchronistically, later in the week I listened to a free call with Jennifer Louden , Bridget Piloud, Marianne Elliott , Tara Gentile, and Tara Sophia Mohr , about Self-Care, Mindfulness and Social Media. My number one mindfulness tip is to be aware of social media envy.

Reboot Yourself: Take A Digital Detox Day

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Over the years, I have experienced the ill effects of staring at screen or sitting in a chair and pounding the keyboard for hours and hours. I’ve learned to take screen less breaks to calibrate my mind and body. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Stillness is different from mindfulness, a coping technique that teaches people to live in the moment and meditate to reduce stress. Leadership Mindfulness Reflection The new year is always a popular time for all of us to take stock and see the big picture.

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13NTC Sketchnotes: Mindful or Mind-full


Sketchnotes: Mindful or mind-full Since a big part of this session was on visual note-taking as a way of focusing attention, here are my notes (1.5

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Leadership MindfulnessFlickr Photo by udithawix. I’m facilitating a peer learning project on practical networked leadership skills for emerging nonprofit leaders. As we all know, living in a networked world creates opportunities for abundance.

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mindfulness The first Nonprofit Blog Carnival of 2015 is on the theme is personal productivity. If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you’ve probably made a few New Year’s resolutions, including being more effective at your job.

Conscious Computing: 7 Apps and Tips That Help You Focus, Reduce Stress, and Get Work Done

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” But what if there was a way to use online tools, mobile apps, and software that helped lengthen our attention spans and replace information overload with a sense of mindfulness? Mindfulness

Five Mind Shifts That Boost Social Sharing

John Haydon

Here are five mind-shifts to keep in mind: 1. Keep in mind that bloggers are in it for the long haul like you are. Technology has blessed your community with more sharing power than ever before.

Does This Deserve My Attention?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Two weeks ago, I was lucky enough to be in New Zealand, leading a workshop on social media and I facilitated a module on mindful social media. It is a simple, elegant way to train your attention while working online to keep mindful how you are spending your time. Mindfulness

7 Tips To Help You Focus In Age of Distraction: Are You Content Fried!

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

What are your tips to help you focus in an age of distraction? Are there tips not on the mind map? Content Housekeeping Mindfulness Organizational CultureMindmap by Jane Genovese.

Wisdom 2.0: Balance in A Hyper Connected World

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

” I don’t have an answer, but I think it has to do with modeling conscious information and consumption and being mindful about how you connect with people, cultivate relationships, and share information. Healthy Mind Platter. Mindfulness

The Information Diet: Not Just A Book, A Movement For Conscious Consumption of Information

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

MindfulnessI’ve been curating resources and teaching workshops on the topic of information coping skills for a couple of years.

How Are You Taking A Summer Break from Your Tech?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mindfulness MobileART X SMART by Kim Dong-kyu. Last week was the first day of summer and it got me thinking about doing a digital detox.

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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: What’s Your Best Online Personal Productivity Tip?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

Mindfulness I’m honored to be hosting the January, 2015 Nonprofit Blog Carnival and theme is personal productivity online.

Mind Games: Using Psychology to Increase Email Open Rates

Byte Technology

By leveraging the innate processes of the human mind, it’s possible to greatly increase the odds that a recipient will click on your message and show interest in your group’s potential, whether it’s changing the world or just making a small piece of it a little better.

Tips for Sharing Mind-Blowing Blog Posts


After months of wandering you’ve made it to the (nonprofit blogging) promised land! You convinced the bigwigs to let you start a blog for your organization, you recruited peers to join you as staff bloggers, you’ve set clear guidelines , and shared some creative blog post ideas for your staff to draw from. You’ve thought about how else you can help your blogging staff to succeed, been their biggest cheerleader, and held your breath. Finally something amazing happens.

A Mind on Design: Things to Avoid When Building a WordPress Blog

Byte Technology

Indeed, there’s so much out there to read that our minds become blurred, and therefore writers should constantly check themselves to make sure all their content is original and all theirs. The post A Mind on Design: Things to Avoid When Building a WordPress Blog appeared first on Byte Technology’s Web Design Insights Blog. There are so many active blogs operating in our virtual world today that it would take countless lifetimes to read them all.

Twelve tips for writing more blog posts each week

John Haydon

Mind-mapping – This approach allows me to bounce freely between unrelated ideas, but anchor them together in a way that’s extremely organized. The blogs I read are informative and inspiring, and often lead to me firing up a mind-map or post soon after.

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Go Reboot Yourself: Get A Grip on Tech

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

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Mind-Melding Online

Connection Cafe

That it would be impossible to observe this kind of "mind-meld" between two individuals communicating online. Regardless of what you think, it's worth the challenge to consider how you can better mind meld with your constituents in every communication with them.

Time Management for Nonprofit Social Media Professionals: What’s Your Best Tip?

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

There is the mind-body connection which boils down to taking care of yourself. Capacity Mindfulness time management TipsPhoto by hmcotterill. In the nonprofit sector, time is our most valuable resource. It can’t be recycled if we squander it.

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If the Ancient Greeks Had iPhone Separation Anxiety: Fitbippides

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

As my work as a trainer pivots more towards leadership development in a networked world, I’ve been doing more and more training on the topic of mindfulness at work techniques. Mindfulness Walking Noise to Signal Cartoon.

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How To Rewire Your Brain To Be A More Effective Leader

Eric Jacobsen Blog

This week brings the new book, The Mindfulness Edge , a fascinating manual that teaches you how through mindfulness training you can become a better leader. Tenney is a social entrepreneur and has been teaching mindfulness in various capacities since 2002.

My New Year’s Resolution: Balancing Solitude and Connectedness

Beth's Blog: How Nonprofits Can Use Social Media

His definition of the problem is that it gets in the way of sustained mindfulness in order to get something meaningful done. What is the solution? Our minds, no less than our bodies, require periods of fasting. Mindfulness Tools and Tactics