Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 12

Help Hurricane Harvey Victims: Where To Donate #HoustonStrong

Fundraising, Philanthropy

I watched the news reports from Texas and was horrified at the scale of this disaster. I grew up on the Jersey shore where I’ve been evacuated due to storms, but I have never seen this level of disaster.  My heart goes out to the victims and I want to help.… Read More

Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event

In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, we shared many stories about how nonprofits are bringing wellness and wellbeing into the workplace with little or no budget.

Recently, colleague Neil Parekh of the United Way called my attention to the United Way of Central Ohio and its employee wellness initiatives focused on healthy eating.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: A Great Training Starts with A Great Icebreaker

Training Design

During the summer, I’ve been designing workshops based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and Emerging Leaders Playbook.    A great training always start with a great opening or icebreaker.   Icebreakers are discussion questions or activities used to help participants relax
and ease people into a group meeting or learning situation.    … Read More

What We Can Learn from Finnish NGOS About Resilience

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Resilience

Earlier this month, I was honored to receive an invitation from the US Embassy in Finland and State Department to teach workshops in Finland for NGOs, Fulbright Finland, Womens Groups, Multi-Cultural Nonprofits, Youth Groups, and a network of Finnish-American Societies as shown in the photo above.    … Read More

Step-by-Step Guide: Nonprofit Walking Meetings


Earlier this week, I was honored to do a webinar for Soapbox Engage about self-care and bringing a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace based on The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. And surely given events of this past week, we all need to continue to practice a little self-care and nurture a culture of support while standing up for what we what we believe in.… Read More