Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 29

Announcing My Next Book: The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit

Books

This graphic illustration was created by Chrissie Bonner, Illustrating Progress during a keynote talk I did at the Alliance for Nonprofit Management Conference on Oct. 7

I am excited to announce that I am working on my next book, tentatively titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout.”   I’m honored to be co-authoring this book with Aliza Sherman to be published in 2017 by Wiley.… Read More

From Self-Care to We-Care: Black Lives Matter Strategy for Wellness

Healthy

This photo is from an open space session during last week’s Funders Learning Lab: Investing In Network Leadership.   I proposed a session with a title, “Going from Self Care to We Care” to talk about how do we scale a culture of self-care in networks.  … Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Fishbowl Facilitation Technique

Training Design

Last week, I participated in the “Funders Learning Lab: Investing in Networks and Network Leadership.”  The participants included both funders and practitioners with expertise in networks, leadership development, philanthropy and social justice.   The goal was to add to our collective understanding about investing in network leadership and networks.  … Read More

The One Secret To Better Virtual Meetings: Empathy

Meetings

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Last week, I facilitated a peer learning session for Emerging Nonprofit Leaders and their mentors about healthy and productive meetings.     We covered the best practices of meetings, both face-to-face and virtual meetings.   I’ve been reflecting on the discussion we had about how meetings are “under belly” of an organization’s culture and ways to make incremental changes to improve meeting culture to avoid wasting time or frustration.… Read More

Why and How Your #Nonprofit Needs To Bust the Culture of Sitting at Work

Walking

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Chris Messina hacked a piano for a standing desk

There has been more and more research coming out on the health dangers of sitting too much during the work day and the benefits of standing and walking while you work.    This recent article does a great job summarizing the newest research studies, but more importantly it reports that medical experts and researchers are starting to devise formulas for how long we should be sitting at work to avoid adverse effects.… Read More