April, 2017 | Beth's Blog

Archive for April, 2017

Annual M&R Benchmarks Study Released

One important part of effective digital measurement is being able to benchmark your performance relative to your organization’s past performance or compared to peer organizations.    One excellent resource to use for benchmarking nonprofit digital results (in the US) is the annual M&R Benchmarks study of nonprofit digital advocacy.  … Read More

How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work

One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities.   People are so busy doing the work that they don’t have time to go off-site to take a class or sign up for an online course.  … Read More

How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

I have been reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at NYU.   The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Online Interaction Tools To Engage Your Audience in the Room and Beyond

This past month I’ve done several workshops where I experimented with different audience online interaction tools to engage people in the room as well as a remote audience tuning in through a live video stream.   These were workshops at Cause Camp,  Global Giving, and the Hartford Foundation.… Read More

How To Focus When You Work in An Open Office Space

In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, my co-author Aliza Sherman and I share a framework to think more broadly about creating a culture of wellbeing in the workplace.  It includes our relationship with our physical environment and in the workplace that refers to the nonprofit’s physical office space.… Read More