Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 21

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

Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!

Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Tools and Tactics

One of my colleagues, Nada Hamzeh, a nonprofit capacity building consultant from Lebanon, tagged me when sharing this striking image that depicts how can easily develop a behavior addiction to our mobile phones. As Aliza Sherman and I wrote in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit  the apps on our mobile phones can be agents of distraction, but they can also be agents of calm.… Read More