Happy Healthy Nonprofit | Beth’s Blog - Part 9

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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

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

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

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The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival theme is how can nonprofits move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.  Yesterday, I wrote a post thinking about how this relates to self-care from an organizational culture perspective.   But from an individual perspective, it is about creating a new “good” habit around self-care and starting with some small steps or what BJ Fogg calls “Tiny Habits.”   So, I decided to sign up and give it a try with a tiny habit I have been wanting to establish.… Read More

How Can Nonprofits Switch From Scarcity to Abundance Mindsets When It Comes To Self-Care?

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The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival is about the theme of how nonprofits can move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.   I’ve been thinking a lot about scarcity and abundance mindsets lately because the first chapter of the Happy, Healthy Nonprofit:  Impact without Burnout book I’m writing with Aliza Sherman asks this question: “Why do people who work for nonprofits not practice self-care and burnout?”  The scarcity mindset exists when it comes to self-care because there is a lack of belief that self-care can help their organization achieve better results.  … Read More

What I learned from Jad Abumrad About the Secrets of Creative Risk Taking

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I’m very honored to be giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab on self-care and avoiding burnout  at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.    Because I started my career in the arts field and wanted to do some active listening to the audience before speaking, I came in for the whole conference.… Read More