If you don’t already read Joan Garry’s nonprofit blog and or listen to her podcast, you should. She is a must read and a must listen. She has the experience of being a nonprofit executive director, but now works with nonprofits, assisting with crisis management, executive coaching and the building of strong management teams to support the work of the CEO.
The one thing I really admire about Joan is that she gives straight up great advice to nonprofit CEOs to improve the effectiveness of their organizations. She also has a great sense of humor and grace. I’ve been a big fan of her work for a while and I was lucky enough to get her to write a guest post on my blog about a year ago – on why nonprofits need to nurture younger leaders. This summer I was lucky enough to be a guest to talk about the Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book on her podcast.
In researching and writing The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, with Aliza Sherman, I remembered a post she wrote about her biggest professional mistake that lead to one of her staff wearing a heart monitor due to stress. Her insights resonated with what we were hearing in our interviews, so of course, Joan is one of many experts we interviewed for the book. Her story, perhaps, inspired Rob Cottingham, who created some amazing cartoons to illustrate the book.
Recent Reviews and Guest Posts
- The Happy Healthy Nonprofit is a Must Read by Marion Conway
- The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Review by Aisha Moore
- Book Review: The Happy Healthy Nonprofit by Vanessa Chase Lockshin
- Updating the Nonprofit Work Ethic – guest post on SSIR
- Anti-Burnout Workshop – guest post on Train Your Board