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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

A Meeting Ritual To Get Rid of Unnecessary Meetings That Waste Time

The Meeting Escape Hatch: Ritual Design Lab for Org Change from Margaret Hagan on Vimeo.

I’ve been interested in organizational rituals that build resilience.  Being in a meeting that is a waste of your time can suck your energy.  … Read More

How Can Elmo Make Your Nonprofit’s Meetings More Effective?

No, I’m not talking about the cute red Muppet. ELMO stands for “Enough! Let’s Move On.”  It is a ritual or organizational norm that can used during meetings to avoid unnecessary discussions that don’t support the meeting objectives. … Read More

The Causes and Costs of Lost Productivity in Nonprofit Workplaces and How To Avoid It

As part of the workshops that I deliver based on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, one of my most popular is how to avoid collaborative overload in the nonprofit workplace. Collaborative overload results from too many pointless meetings, a tsunami of emails, and a drumbeat of constant interruptions.… Read More

A Powerful Way for Nonprofits To Avoid Collaborative Overload

Online collaboration tools and platforms give nonprofits the opportunity for connectivity and collaboration internally as well as with external stakeholders like volunteers and board members. And, that’s a good thing. But it can lead to being overwhelmed or what has been dubbed “Collaborative Overload” or “Collaboration Tech Tool Overload.Read More