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How To Avoid Becoming Addicted To Your Mobile Phone

I have been reading Irresistible: The Rise of Addictive Technology and the Business of Keeping Us Hooked by Adam Alter, a professor of marketing at NYU.   The book is about our behavioral addictions to our smartphones, video games, social media, and email and how to break them.… Read More

How To Stop Your Nonprofit’s After Hours Email Habit

I recently taught several leadership development workshops at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership based on my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.   One of the workshops was focused on technology wellness in the nonprofit workplace, more specifically how to avoid collaboration overload.… Read More

Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

What is Collaborative Overload?

The potential for being overwhelmed by technology is magnified in the workplace by something called “Collaborative Overload”  Rob Cross and Adam Grant in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Collaborative overload is defined as the burnout that results from our over reliance on e-mails, meetings and other collaborative technology tools that have, ironically, limited our ability to get stuff done.Read More

One Simple Tip To Increase Your Productivity at Your Nonprofit Job

I’ve been enjoying The Cooper Review, the satirical blog of Sarah Cooper that features weekly original articles, videos and cartoons on workplace humor.   I happened to catch the above cartoon from a recent medium post called “9 Cartoons To Help You Avoid Any Work.”  It really spoke to me about our culture of overwork, especially in the nonprofit sector.Read More

The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout

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Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director

Yesterday, I was honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event.   (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!). The event, a one-day conference designed to share the world’s most successful fundraisers’ secrets to success, most valuable tips and tools, and sources of inspiration.  … Read More