Beth Kanter\'s Blog

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Training Design

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House  Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

As a long-time trainer, professor, and teacher,  I feel strongly that interactive learning activities – going beyond the death by Powerpoint Lecture – is the key to retention and application for participants.    … Read More

A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed

Leadership

Flickr Photo by Real Blades, Creative Common License

This year, I was really looking forward to taking a holiday break and not feel stressed about deadlines, tasks, or the never ending parade of meeting requests and emails.   I’m overwhelmed getting back into the daily grind, how about you?… Read More

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

Capacity, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness

I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review, the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.   I happened to catch the above cartoon from a recent medium post called “9 Cartoons To Help You Avoid Any Work.”  It really spoke to me about our culture of overwork, especially in the nonprofit sector.Read More

What Does Resiliency Really Mean for Nonprofit Leaders and Their Organizations?

Resilience

Flickr Photo by J Ronald Lee

I declared that resilience was one of my themes for the new year.    And, in writing a guest post about it over at the Packard Foundation’s Organizational Effective Blog, I shared the story of the boiling frog.    … Read More

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

Housekeeping

I would like to wish all my readers, colleagues, and friends a happy new year!   I had a fantastic break, including a family vacation in Hawaii, walking, hiking, quiet, and reflection.  How about you?

But before jumping into the daily grind, during the first week of January I use the quiet time to engage in several New Year’s rituals that help me prepare for the year ahead and identify professional growth areas.    … Read More