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Announcing the Launch of Book #3:The Happy Healthy Nonprofit


I am thrilled to announce the official launch of my third book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with co-author Aliza Sherman.   The book explores why burnout is so common in the nonprofit sector and simple ways to practice self-care and bring a culture of well-being into the nonprofit workplace.  … Read More

Give Local America Disaster Offers Lessons for Next Time

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Note from Beth:  Peter Panepento wrote a thoughtful piece earlier this week about #givedaylessons and gave me permission to republish it here.  Also, if you have not read it, Kivi Leroux-Miller has written a stellar piece called “The Heroes and Villains of Give Local America Story.

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Giving Day Hosts Must Have A Crisis Plan – #Givedaylessons

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Note from Beth:  I’ve been working in the nonprofit technology sector since 1990 and there was an old saying, “It isn’t a matter if the technology fail, it is a matter when and what your Plan B is.”    We always had some sort of back up plan.  

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Why Can’t the Nonprofit and Philanthropic Sector Scale Generosity? #givedaylessons


What Happened on Give Local America Day?

For the past few years, I’ve been facilitating a peer learning group with a small cohort of grantees, all community foundations, hosting Giving Days in their communities using the Giving Day Playbook.… Read More

Summer School: Test Drive: Using #GivingTuesday to Experiment with New Fundraising Strategies


How many of you who work for nonprofits are getting asked to “come up with an icebucket challenge” for your annual fundraising campaign?  Or maybe it’s caught your attention and you are more realistically asking, “What can we learn from the icebucket challenge apply to our year-end giving and integrating social media in fundraising?”

Participating in a local or national giving day may help you work on that second question.  … Read More