Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 20

7 Ways to Avoid Fundraising Burnout

Fundraising, Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Note from Beth:   This week I’ve been in Finland at the invitation of the US Embassy to do trainings.  On August 14th, I’m doing a FREE webinar with Soapbox Engage on how to raise more money and not burnout.   So, to avoid my own burnout, please enjoy this guest post by Julie Fanning.

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Paying Attention to Your Nonprofit’s Workplace Culture Pays Off

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness, Tools and Tactics

Recently, I was invited to participate in a staff “Lunch and Learn,” by Connor Diemand-Yauman, CEO of Philanthropy University, about building a culture of wellbeing in the nonprofit workplace and capacity building.

One of the things I immediately noticed in the office, is that they displayed their values on the wall (the sign with the different color circles).  … Read More

How Your Nonprofit Can Routinize Reflection

Capacity, Facilitation, Leadership, Meetings, Reflection

Reflection is a critical step in assessing individual and team performance at your nonprofit.  A reflective process, whether it is a structured process for individuals or groups, can give us insights about what worked and what could be improved.

Reflection requires hitting the pause button and asking and answering questions.  … Read More

Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Strategy

Note from Beth:   My colleagues at See3 had some fun using some of the ideas in The Happy Healthy Nonprofit  and apply it to creating an organizational digital strategy. This post shares a useful exercise for your digital team to reflect on what not to do for your digital strategy!

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The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit’s To Dones

Mindfulness, Organizational Culture, Reflection

Working as a nonprofit consultant can sometimes feel isolating.  That’s why it important to have networking opportunities to connect with professional colleagues face-to-face beyond online groups.    I try to make an effort to do this regularly.

This past week, I met up with nonprofit consultant Carrie Rice.… Read More