During the months leading up to the most contentious election in recent history, the media coined a new term “election stress.” Post election many nonprofit have been feeling the impact of “election trauma,” and many individuals report cutting back on Facebook and other social media due to being overwhelmed. The bottom line that nonprofits need to adapt to a new reality.
Being adaptive requires resilience and building up that muscle means practicing self-care as a nonprofit professional and bringing a culture of well-being into your nonprofit workplace. I never thought in a million years that my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout, co-authored with Aliza Sherman would be this timely for the nonprofit sector.
The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout provides a practical roadmap for getting better results from mission-based, social change work by paying closer attention to individual and organizational well-being. I’ve been excited to add ideas covered in the book and sharing the inspiring stories of nonprofit organizations have created a sense of well-being in the office such as Issue One, Opening Act, Sierra Club, Crisis Text Line, Crisis Response Network, and Pathways to Education Canada into my training practice for workshops.
If you are feeling stressed and need a refresher on self-care tips or need some surefire tips on how your nonprofit (whether small or large) can bring well-being into the workplace, we have two free webinars coming up in December.
December 7th: CharityHowTo
This nonprofit webinar will present a case for nonprofit professionals to engage in self-care and provide steps to shift organizational culture from one of sacrifice and burnout to one where balance, rest and replenishment are part of a strategy for success.
Bonus! This nonprofit webinar also includes free downloadable self-assessments and worksheets for gauging the risk for burnout and how to avoid it
December 8th: NonprofitHub
Thursday, Dec 8 at 11am CT/12pm ET: Nonprofit Hub webinar understanding and reducing burnout in the nonprofit sector
Outcomes of the webinar:
- Identify common sources of burnout in nonprofit organizations
- Learn stress reduction strategies for yourself and your team
- Develop a plan address competing priorities without creating new stresses
Not able to make it to a webinar? They will have recorded sessions for you if you register. You can also get the book!