Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 34

Walking During Board Retreats: A Few Tips

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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I recently joined the advisory board of the Leadership Learning Community.  Last week, we had a board retreat to dive into identifying core results as part of results-based accountability work, facilitated by an excellent outside consultant.   Board retreats, day long meetings, can be potentially be deadly — sitting most of the time and hearing a parade of reports.  … Read More

#ThankYouWednesday After A Successful #GivingTuesday

Fundraising

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Yesterday was the fourth Giving Tuesday, a global day of community-driven philanthropy.   Today is ThankYouWednesday because it was a huge success, including financial with 52% increase in giving.   And, because those of work in the social good sector know that giving is to become a habit or part of culture, it can’t be transactional.  … Read More

Announcing the Winners of the 2015 Nonprofit #SocialCEOs Awards

Leadership, Organizational Culture

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Zoe Amar and Matt Collins of Platypus Digital  created the #SocialCEO Awards in 2013 with the goal to celebrate charity leaders who are using social media in support of their organization’s missions.   This year’s winners were announced earlier this week.    They have also released a briefing on “Digital Leadership: How To Survive and Thrive As A Social CEO” in partnership with Just Giving.  … Read More

A Simple Practice to Shift from Scarcity to Abundance: One-Sentence Journal

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival theme is how can nonprofits move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.  Yesterday, I wrote a post thinking about how this relates to self-care from an organizational culture perspective.   But from an individual perspective, it is about creating a new “good” habit around self-care and starting with some small steps or what BJ Fogg calls “Tiny Habits.”   So, I decided to sign up and give it a try with a tiny habit I have been wanting to establish.… Read More

How Can Nonprofits Switch From Scarcity to Abundance Mindsets When It Comes To Self-Care?

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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The November Nonprofit Blog Carnival is about the theme of how nonprofits can move from a scarcity mindset to an abundance mindset.   I’ve been thinking a lot about scarcity and abundance mindsets lately because the first chapter of the Happy, Healthy Nonprofit:  Impact without Burnout book I’m writing with Aliza Sherman asks this question: “Why do people who work for nonprofits not practice self-care and burnout?”  The scarcity mindset exists when it comes to self-care because there is a lack of belief that self-care can help their organization achieve better results.  … Read More