Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 29

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 Strolling Meetings

Walking

Meetings can not only be a waste of time but also zap our energy.  Is everyone sitting around the table, but only engaged on their mobile phones or laptops, checking email or looking at social feeds? Is everyone suffering from “foggy brain” caused by too much sitting down meetings?  … Read More

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