December, 2015 | Beth's Blog - Part 2

Archive for December, 2015

Interview with Greg McKeown about #EssentialLive

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For the past five years, I have been lucky enough to attend the Social Innovation Summit in Silicon Valley, an interdisciplinary conference that brings together leaders at the intersection of technology, investment, philanthropy, international development, and business to share innovative ideas about social change.  … Read More

A Few Really Useful and FREE Social Media Tips Sheets and Resources

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Most of my work is as a trainer where I’m teaching workshops on leadership skills for emerging leaders,  self-care, social media strategy, train the trainers, and networks/data.  I am also an adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterrey, where I teach a course for graduate students on network strategy and networked leadership skills.  … Read More

Self-Care for Social Changemakers: What I learned from Aisha Moore

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As part of the research for our book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit:  Impact without Burnout, I have been following the various  conversations threads about self-care, avoiding burnout, compassion fatigue, and work/life balance in the nonprofit and social change sectors.   A colleague who I have worked with in the past, Aisha Moore, a health and social justice professional tweeted me from the Mindful Leadership Summit.  … Read More

Want to Boost Your Fundraising? Use Video

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Want to Boost Your Fundraising? Use Video – A Guest Post by Michael Hoffman

About a year ago, I wrote right here on Beth’s Blog about Why Your Nonprofit Should Invest in Video.  You should read it, because everything in there is still true.Read More

Walking During Board Retreats: A Few Tips

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I recently joined the advisory board of the Leadership Learning Community.  Last week, we had a board retreat to dive into identifying core results as part of results-based accountability work, facilitated by an excellent outside consultant.   Board retreats, day long meetings, can be potentially be deadly — sitting most of the time and hearing a parade of reports.  … Read More