Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 18

Mastering the Art of Work/Life Balance in a Digital World

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness

I love connecting with nonprofit technology colleagues who are also promoting work/life balance and how to avoid digital distractions.  Meet my colleague, Meico Marquette Whitlock, who  is the Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie. I’m honored to be included on a panel proposed by him, along with Carrie Rice, called “How to Conquer Technology Distraction and Burnout and Be More Present for Yourself, Team, and Organization for the 2018 Nonprofit Technology Conference.… Read More

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

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