June, 2018 | Beth's Blog

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Turn Your Stress Into Meaning: A Few Tips

I’m hearing from many nonprofit folks that they are feeling the exhaustion from a perpetual cycle of outrage.  Many felt stressed and exhausted back in Nov. 2016, and have been fighting for important causes for 18 months now.  The environment nonprofits find themselves operating in is going to last for awhile.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: The Digital Nonprofit: A Participatory Workshop

Last week at the IFC-Asia, I co-designed and facilitated a 90 minute workshop with Marco Kuntze titled “The Digital NGO: The Journey from Paper to Screen.” Jo Wolfe, Aseem Thakur, Gillian Tan, Cherisse Beh, Katie Bengaard, and Toral Cowieson joined our session as small group facilitators.… Read More

How Nonprofits Practice Continuous Improvement

I’m just back from spending a week in Bangkok, Thailand at the IFC-ASIA: Ecosystems for Good. I co-lead a workshop on digital transformation, co-facilitated a master class on digital fundraising campaigns, co-hosted a learning breakfast for scholarship participants, co-designed a Big Room session on Technology for Good, and in between attended some amazing sessions. … Read More

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

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

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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