Beth Kanter's Blog

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

Books, Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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. … Read More

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

Guest Post, Organizational Culture, Resilience, Training Design

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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Claim Your Nonprofit Scholarship for BoxWorks

Conferences

Is your nonprofit grappling with digital transformation of its programs and operations?
BoxWorks 2018 is just over three months away on Aug 29-30 in San Francisco and the nonprofit sessions are a great place for learning about digital transformation (and networking too.)

The good news is that your nonprofit can request a full scholarship .… Read More

How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos

Digital Strategy, Guest Post, Strategy

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.

How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau  and Stephanie Corleto 

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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Research Studies, Resilience

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic,  I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever.

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