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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

The Happy Healthy Social Change Activist: Passion for a Cause without Burnout

Last week I was honored to be a counselor at Museum Camp, an annual professional development event hosted by the Santa Cruz Museum of Art & History (MAH). Each year they bring together diverse, passionate people for a sleep-away camp for adults where they  learn together through active, creative workshops and activities.  … Read More

Is Your Nonprofit Too Old To Barf Rainbows on Snapchat?

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SnapChat has been around for a few years, but I have not focused on it because as a babyboomer I’m not the target demographic.   Snapchat is a mobile app that lets users exchange text messages, photos and videos that disappear in 24 hours.  … Read More

Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using

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Source Codes: The Most Useful Measurement Strategy You May Not Be Using – Guest Post by Laura Quinn

You’re likely using more than one channel to communicate. Email, Facebook, posting to listserves, your website, direct mail—the list goes on and on.… Read More

January Nonprofit Blog Carnival: What Are You Doing To Be Happier, Healthier in 2016?

January is a good time to reflect, recharge, and establish healthy habits that make us more effective in our nonprofit work.  Many of us work for nonprofits because we are passionate about social change missions. But let’s be honest, working in the nonprofit sector can be tough, especially with limited resources and the never-ending to do list.… Read More