Beth Kanter's Blog - Part 6

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

#IFC2015: Viral Fundraising Campaigns One Year Later: What Can We Learn?

Fundraising

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Prepping for our Big Room Session at IFC

After keynoting during a plenary session 2014, I was thrilled to be invited back to the IFC (International Fundraising Congress), a conference for fundraisers from around the world to facilitate a Master Class on leadership on social media, Workshops on using design thinking for crowd funded campaigns, and moderate a Big Room session on viral fundraisers.… Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Group Polling Techniques and Tools and Incorporating Movement

Training Design

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Last week, in addition to giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab for the Arts Brain Trust at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference,  I was a participant in a pre conference convening expertly facilitated by Jennifer Edwards who is an organizational development consultant, dancer, and teacher.    … Read More

#mygivingstory: Resources and Best Practices for @GivingTuesday Nonprofit Storytelling

Storytelling


Storytelling is an essential fundraising skill for nonprofits.  One of the most amazing nonprofit storytellers I ever heard in my life is Alberto Cairo (International Committee of the Red Cross) who delivered a truly inspirational speech during the International Fundraising Congress closing plenary.  … Read More

What I learned from Jad Abumrad About the Secrets of Creative Risk Taking

Conferences, Experimentation, Failure, Happy Healthy Nonprofit

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I’m very honored to be giving the ending keynote and facilitating a design lab on self-care and avoiding burnout  at the National Arts Marketing Project Conference.    Because I started my career in the arts field and wanted to do some active listening to the audience before speaking, I came in for the whole conference.… Read More