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Nonprofit Blog Carnival Call for Submissions: What’s Your Best Online Personal Productivity Tip?


I’m honored to be hosting the January, 2015 Nonprofit Blog Carnival and theme is personal productivity online.   2015 has arrived!    If you’re like most nonprofit folks, you’ve probably made a few New Year’s resolutions that include being more productive and effective at your nonprofit job. But maintaining productivity, especially online, can be challenging.  We are living and working in a world that is connected and where sacred space and deep thinking – essential ingredients to online personal productivity –  is almost becoming extinct.

What is online personal productivity?   It  includes practicing and improving attention skills, using productivity tools, technology, and processes like scheduling to do lists, inbox zero, pomodoro, or 18 minutes a day,   avoiding procrastination, mindfulness, stress reduction, work balance, keeping inspired, motivated, and creative,  and more.    For me, I’m embracing walking and stillness.

How are nonprofits folks strengthening their personal productivity online muscles in 2015?     Have some tips or techniques or processes that you personally use and find helpful?  Share them in this January’s nonprofit blog carnival.
We need your articles and blog posts packed with great ideas that can inspire nonprofit folks to build better habits all year long.  Your post could be motivational or it could be practical offering lots of tips to be more productive, or about a certain productivity tool or technique, or you could share your own experience.   It’s whatever you want to write (or have already written) about that can help nonprofits be more effective in the New Year.
Here’s How to Submit Your Article or Blog Post:

  1. Write a new blog post or choose one that you have already posted that fits this month’s theme
  2. Submit your post via email to: – be sure to include your name, your blog/website’s name and the URL of the post (not your blog homepage)
  3. Get your post in by the end of day on January 26th.   Then, check back on Tuesday, February 3rd when we’ll post the round-up with the articles that were submitted

What Is a “Blog Carnival?”
A blog carnival is a  monthly round-up of articles and blog posts on a specific topic.  Each month, the host creates a  theme and sends out the call (in a post like this) for articles on that topic. Then the host collects the submitted posts together and offers these up in a round-up post towards the end of that month.

You can sign up for e-mail reminders about the Non-Profit Blog Carnival at  To learn more, check out What Is the Nonprofit Blog Carnival? and the Nonprofit Blog Carnival Archives.

You can find December’s Non-Profit Blog Carnival here

Remember – to be included in this month’s round-up, send me your post/article by  January 26th– you can e-mail it to me at

7 Responses

  1. Jen Deane says:

    Online personal productivity is s topic that is undervalued but so very important! It is so easy to get sucked into things online that will not move the organization forward and so easy to become overwhelmed. I have learned over the past few years that quality definitely trumps quantity. My resolutions include having a meaningful online presence and giving attention where it is needed most- keeping my focus on our overall mission and keeping quality of online presence in line with our mission. Thank you for covering this important topic.

  2. Love this topic! For me, I really need to pick my priorities and stick with them. This includes taking on the hard projects first…so easy to get sucked down a rabbit hole or get distracted by easy and fun stuff.

  3. Thanks for sharing such nice information about blog carnival,I have two blogs, thinking now to participate in it.

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  5. Diane Tellis says:

    Thanks for sharing this post, Beth. This is great and would love to participate. I will create 3-5 blog posts this week. Thanks again and keep up the good work.

  6. Beth says:


    I look forward to your contribution!

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