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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

How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Note from Beth:  Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success.  Designing the meeting so it is effective and encourages team-building can be tricky.  Here’s some terrific advice from Sarah Axelson.

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Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?

Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care.  Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring, shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit. 

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Stop Days: The Secret To Nonprofit Productivity

The NTEN Book Club, organized by Lauren McKown and Kai Williams, hosted a video chat this week.This month they have been reading The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout and discussing it in the NTEN online community. The video chat provided a nice opportunity to have conversation in real-time about the relationship between self-care and workplace productivity.… Read More

The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To Dones

Working as a nonprofit consultant can sometimes feel isolating.  That’s why it important to have networking opportunities to connect with professional colleagues face-to-face beyond online groups.    I try to make an effort to do this regularly.

This past week, I met up with nonprofit consultant Carrie Rice.… Read More