Beth Kanter\'s Blog

Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development

Guest Post, Leadership, Organizational Culture, Training Design

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Note from Beth:   Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees.

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

Conferences, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness, Resilience, Tips

I’m thrilled to be doing a session with Aisha Moore and Gina Schmeling at the NTEN NTC called “Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace.”  If you are attending the NTC, please join us.  The session is designed to answer three questions:

  • Why does collaborative technology overload lead to loss of nonprofit workplace productivity and what are the best practices to avoid it?
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Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Training Design

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube, GE Digital and IRC, to provide training for women’s rights and girls empowerment NGOs in developing countries and here in the United States.… Read More

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Books

I’m a huge fan of Joan Garry’s blog and podcast.    I consider the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, dispensing practical and brilliant advice to nonprofits with her wonderful sense of humor.   Joan has been an executive director, board member, donor, and volunteer – so she brings to her consulting and educator practice so much perspective and wisdom.  … Read More

A Simple Tip for A Good Night’s Sleep: Use An Alarm Clock

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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During our book tour for the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout,  we routinely got asked the question, what one self-care habit should we focus on to get started?    We respond with:  Get enough sleep.     As Arianna Huffington points out in her book, Sleep Revolution, and in this recent interview, getting enough sleep and less stress leads to better workplace performance.… Read More