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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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Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Facilitating Brainstorming Sessions for Nonprofit Work

Does your work at a nonprofit include facilitating meetings or trainings? Looking for new  techniques to add to your facilitator’s toolbox?  This is the focus of a session called “The Big Bang Theory: Creative Facilitation and Training Techniques,” that I’m co-facilitating at the Nonprofit Technology Conference with Cindy Leonard and Jeanne Allen.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: The Importance of Hands-On Learning

For the past five years, I’ve been an adjunct professor at Middlebury College in Monterey teaching a graduate course called “Networked International Organizations” for students pursuing an advanced degree in International Development.  As part of the class, we look at different examples of  networked strategies and digital platforms and tools and how they can be used to advance civil society goals.… Read More

A New Approach for Nonprofit Professional Development: Micro-Learning

Recently, a nonprofit professional said to me, “I don’t have time to learn anything new because I have too much work to do.” Indeed, she had a calendar full of meetings, an endless to do list, and an inbox that was anything but zeroed out.… Read More