Happy Healthy Nonprofit | Beth’s Blog - Part 9

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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

How One Nonprofit Senior Staff Uses Walks and Talks

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Karen Bloom, Project Kesher, leads a monthly group walk at county park across the street from their building

Meet Karen Bloom who is Chief Advancement Officer for Project Kesher, an organization that trains women to become change-makers across 9 time zones, with leadership programs that are based on Jewish identity building and social activism.  … Read More