September, 2019 | Beth's Blog

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New (Free) E-Book: Leading Systems Change Will Supercharge Your Facilitation Skills

My colleagues, Heather McLeod Grant and Adene Sacks, have just published a new workbook called “Leading Systems Change.” The book describes a  new approach to leadership and community engagement in the Central Valley, that has empowered local leaders to tackle a host of issues facing the community in an entirely new way–from designing education programs and services for immigrant communities to law enforcement reform, and boosting entrepreneurship in the region.… Read More

Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

AI4Good is a somewhat new field that sits at the intersection of big tech companies and the world’s biggest problems. There is a lot of experiments and research in different areas, including the international development sector to address the 2030 development goals, emergency and humanitarian aid, medical fields and many others.Read More

5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector.

As I travel around and facilitate retreats with nonprofit organizations or master classes at nonprofit conferences as well as webinars on the topic, I’ve noticed some common themes related to stress trigger in the nonprofit workplace. … Read More

AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving

Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit, and I are actively researching the use of Artificial Intelligence to better understand what nonprofits need to know about artificial intelligence to future proof their programs, marketing, and fundraising strategies?

The field of artificial intelligence has been around since the 1950’s and evolved into many sub-areas and an alphabet soup of technical jargon.

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The Nonprofit’s Guide To Inclusive Walking Meetings: Strolling Meetings

Meetings can not only be a waste of time if they are not well designed, but can also zap our energy. Even worse, the meeting can be so boring that participants tune out or cancel. One way to shake things is up to host a “Strolling” Meeting.… Read More