Mindful News Consumption Tips for Nonprofit Professionals

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This beautiful retreat center is located in the Santa Cruz Mountains and offers professional development on a wide range of leadership, wellness, and other topics. She is also very mindful while reading the news to monitor her reactions and emotions. … Read More Mindfulness Tips

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Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals

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I have found this productivity very useful in my own work and Ma’ayan was kind enough to write up this guest post for nonprofit professionals. . Bullet Journaling for Nonprofit Professionals – Guest Post by Ma’ayan Alexander. BuJo for nonprofit professionals.

Five Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Connection Cafe

When you work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, you quickly realize that we all have a lot to learn. It is easy to be overwhelmed so I recommend you are strategic in your learning: Five Things You Can Do To Become a Better Fundraising Professional.

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

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

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Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness ResilienceMobile 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.

How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

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Happy Healthy Nonprofit Leadership Mindfulness ReflectionFlickr Photo by Brittney Bush.

Ten Books for Every Nonprofit Professional’s Reading List

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The book is for any fundraising professional who needs to ask for charitable gifts face-to-face. While it does require using a paper notebook, it is actually a methodology best described as a mindfulness practice disguised as a productivity system.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

Mobile Commons

SMS chat allows you to speak instantaneously with a healthcare professional through texting in the same way you would with a friend or family member. Multiple professionals can man the help line, and each professional can engage in multiple conversations with different patients.

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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.

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Designing Professional Development for the Distracted Learner

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Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “ Meet the Modern Learner ” is an excellent summary of the challenges facing trainers who need to design and deliver professional development for nonprofit professionals. Bersin by Deloitte’s infographic “Meet the Modern Learner”.

The Networked Professional: Principles of Effective Online Networking

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In my work with women in Middle East, the issue of privacy, safety, and security often a hot topic, yet using online social networks for professional networking requires us to be open. We talked about the importance of having a profile that projects professionalism and competence.

How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind

Mobile Commons

SMS chat allows you to speak instantaneously with a healthcare professional through texting in the same way you would with a friend or family member. It allows patients to text in their healthcare questions, and the professional on the other end can respond as soon as they see it – making SMS chat allow patient-doctor conversations to occur in real time. The post How SMS Chat Saves Time, Money and Peace of Mind appeared first on Mobile Commons.

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Tips on Great Web-Site Design With Donors in Mind - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas

AFP Blog

Tips on Great Web-Site Design With Donors in Mind - Prospecting - The Chronicle of Philanthropy- Connecting the nonprofit world with news, jobs, and ideas : The problems with most nonprofit Web sites today are too much text and not enough great visuals, said Ann-Laura Parks at last week’s AFP TechKnow conference in Orlando, Fla., hosted by the Association of Fundraising Professionals

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40% of Association Members’ Online Time is in Professional Communities [Research]

AFP Blog

40% of Association Members’ Online Time is in Professional Communities [Research] : A new research project from the Society of New Communication Research called, The Social Mind, examines the rise of new social behaviors and interrelationships between individuals, organizations, and influencers. The three year series of studies surveyed more than 400 professionals and highly educated people in North America who participate in social media networks.

Q&A with Maggie Saucedo, a Public Ally and Certified Nonprofit Professional

ASU Lodestar Center

Throughout my time knowing Anne she has been such an important piece to my education, personal and professional life. She has listened and challenged me to think deeper, further and expand my mind beyond limits I have not thought of. posted by Maggie Saucedo Class 13 Public Ally.

3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofits That Can Boost Professional Success

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In early January, I read through the year’s journal and think about accomplishments:What gave me a sense of purpose and feeling of professional fulfillment? 3) Start A New Journal: As I mentioned above, I keep an annual professional journal, part planner and part reflection tool.

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

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Most of our work as social media nonprofit professionals is to be present on our online communities, listen, engage, and manage content. There is the mind-body connection which boils down to taking care of yourself. Capacity Mindfulness time management TipsPhoto by hmcotterill.

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5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

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Both articles suggest strongly that you practice self-care and here’s Kate’s tips: 5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis by Kate Alexandra. If your mind is excessively busy you could listen to a relaxing piece of music or count your breathing.

A Reflection on Networked Professional Learning

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It gave me some reflection time away from the daily fast-paced, always moving forward world of social media. It gave me space to give social media use some mindful attention. The product-driven learning is mindful, mostly linear, and focused. Black-Crowned Night Heron.

The 2019 Best Nonprofit Conferences Calendar

The Science Behind Engaging your Supporters

The Alliance Management Institute (AMI) is a capstone experience for students seeking the Certified Nonprofit Professional (CNP) credential. Our institute is designed to advance the skills and knowledge of nonprofit professionals, volunteers, board members, and community leaders.

Who Engages in Professional Associations?

ASU Lodestar Center

Hager Associate Professor ASU School of Community Resources and Development If you are a working professional, there’s a good chance that you are (or could be) a member of an association of people in your field. These are often called professional associations , and examples are the American Society of Civil Engineers , the American College of Healthcare Executives , and the American Society of Association Executives (ASAE). How can professional associations pursue these high goals?

How can Nonprofit Professionals Create Space for Life and Work? Use the SpaceDeck

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STILLNESS : quieting the mind and body to develop calmness and focus. The card deck was co-created at MuseumCamp 2015 in one weekend by 100 creative professionals from around the world who gathered at the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History to focus on space making.

Separating Personal and Professional Lives on Social Media

Robert Weiner

Andrew Heller discussed the risks of oversharing in his NTEN blog post Social Media and Privacy: Best Practices for Managing Your Personal and Professional Identities. Be mindful of your online presence. In his blog post Separating Personal and Professional Networks Online , Andy Shandlain lamented that "separating personal and professional networks can be a desirable, but elusive goal."

Evolution of Today’s Nonprofit Professional

ASU Lodestar Center

Whether you were born into it, fell into it or discovered it along your life’s journey, today’s nonprofit professionals follow an evolutionary path much like that of our species. In addition, I am eager to network with nonprofit professionals throughout the country and especially the Midwest.

5 Ways to Become a Better Fundraising Professional

Tech Soup Blog

When you work with some of the brightest minds in the industry, you quickly realize that we all have a lot to learn. With that said, I decided I should write a series of blog posts with the hope that the lessons I have learned will make you a better fundraising professional, too. It's easy to be overwhelmed, so I recommend you are strategic in your learning: 5 Things You Can Do to Become a Better Fundraising Professional.

The Nonprofit Summer Reading List

Connection Cafe

This report, presented by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation, offers insight into why social impact professionals work, how they work, and what will enhance their work, along with information and data about what it means to be an active donor.

Self Care in the Museum Workplace

Connection Cafe

On Wednesday, August 8, over 300 museum professionals joined CFM director Elizabeth Merritt and Seema Rao, principal of Brilliant Idea Studio , to explore self-care in the museum workplace. For example, even if you can’t be out at work, you may be able to participate in the professional network in some way that allows you to be professionally connected and yet keeps you safe. Arts & Cultural Museums professional burnout self care

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6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity

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The benefits of taking control of your digital life in and outside the office are immense: greater presence and mindful attention, enhanced productivity and creativity, better relationships, improved sleep and less risk of anxiety. Mindfulness Mobile ResilienceImage Source: 7able.

The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To Dones

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That’s why it important to have networking opportunities to connect with professional colleagues face-to-face beyond online groups. I try to make an effort to do this regularly. Mindfulness Organizational Culture Reflection Tips

How Your Attitude Shapes Your Nonprofit

Connection Cafe

I make a conscious effort not to get overly pessimistic or have an irritable attitude towards my coworkers because I want to be mindful of the type of work environment I’m creating. To prevent this, it’s important to practice empathy by “minding the little things,” as I call it.

Break Your Mobile Phone Addiction: There’s An App for That and More

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In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout , we looked the important of technology wellness as part of a self-care strategy for nonprofit professionals and to activate a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness Mobile

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Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

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Meet my colleague, Meico Marquette Whitlock, who is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie. I had an opportunity to interview Meico about being a Mindful Techie. However, now I’m bringing a new tool to my work in the form of mindfulness. Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

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

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When does technology boost personal productivity for nonprofit professionals and when does it get in the way? 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.

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

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Establishing this as a regular work habit will keep you productive, less stressed, and feeling like you are accomplishing something. Here’s a few more tips for nonprofit professionals who want to avoid being overwhelmed at work. Capacity Happy Healthy Nonprofit Mindfulness

What Nonprofits Need To Do More in 2015: Embrace Stillness

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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.

But Does All The Information Really Mean Anything?

Connection Cafe

Start reading and listening to everything with one question in your mind: “What does (or should) this mean to me?” . Nonprofit Fundraising Content marketing eMail marketing nonprofit marketing professional development

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Angela Devlen: Emergency Management Professional and Blogger

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t mind the odd hours. Angela Devlen has worked as an emergency medical technician (EMT) along with years in the private sector doing business continuity (BCP/DRP).

Nonprofit Blog Carnival: Personal Productivity Tips for Nonprofits

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Ritu Sharma, Social Media 4 Nonprofits, offers up Top Productivity Hacks for Nonprofit Social Media Professionals. Amy Devita, Third Sector Today, offers some time-saving tips for using LinkedIn for nonprofit professionals and their organizations. Mindfulness

The Secret Every Successful Nonprofit Leader Knows About Being Productive

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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.

How to Be a Better Presenter, Even on the Fly

Connection Cafe

No matter how many times you forget your place, get interrupted, or have to deal with technical snafus, leading with your heart as well as your mind will make you come across as genuine and honest. Nonprofit Marketing nonprofit design presentations professional development public speaking

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If the Ancient Greeks Had iPhone Separation Anxiety: Fitbippides

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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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Does This Deserve My Attention?

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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

Go Reboot Yourself: Get A Grip on Tech

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We will examine how professionals communicate, access information, and connect to one another at work, revealing both the positive and negative changes our rapid technology adoption has caused over the last decade. The concept of revitalizing yourself is hot topic with nonprofit professionals.