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3 New Year’s Rituals for Nonprofit Professionals to Build Resilience

I wish you a very happy and healthy 2019!   I had a great holiday break, although unfortunately I got sick. And while illness isn’t the most energizing start of a new year, I kept replaying the words from the ballon song in the new Mary Poppins movie, “there is no place to go but up.”

Rituals are intentional small, tangible acts done routinely and carry meaning.… Read More

The Nonprofit Book We’ve Been Waiting Four Years To Read Is Finally Here: New Power

Back in November, 2014, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans published an article about “New Power” in the Harvard Business Review that caught my eye.  The concepts around connectivity and leadership were synergistic with the concept of networked leadership that Allison Fine and I wrote about in the Networked Nonprofit, published in several years before.… Read More

Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders

Note from Beth:  I’m honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community, a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance. A recent work product from this community includes “Small, But Mighty,” created by a small group led by Debra Natenshon and Karen Walker, the guest post authors. 

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Book Review: Engine of Impact – Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector

Last week I attended the launch of the book, Engine of Impact: Essentials of Strategic Leadership in the Nonprofit Sector by William F. Meehan III and Kim Starkey Jonker, with a Foreword by Jim Collins.  The authors identify seven leadership best practices of high performance based on their extensive experience in the nonprofit and philanthropy sector.… Read More

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit.  A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved.

Reflection requires hitting the pause button and asking and answering questions.  … Read More