Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 7

Do You Really​ ​Need a Nonprofit Mentor?

Capacity, Guest Post, Professional Networking

Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor? Guest Post by John Haydon

The nonprofit sector is a strong and vibrant community full of people willing to help each other out. And now more than ever, it’s important to come together and work as allies and mentors.… Read More

5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis

Guest Post, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Resilience

Flickr Photo by Evil Erin

Note from Beth:   This week and next week, Aliza Sherman and I will be visiting a few cities on the West and East Coasts, as part of our Happy Healthy Nonprofit book tour.   Please come join us at one of our upcoming events.   

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Why Self-Interested Volunteers are the Best for Nonprofits

Guest Post, Research Studies, Strategy


Note from Beth:   The Mobilization Lab at Greenpeace recently commissioned and released this report, Beyond the First Click: How Today’s Volunteers Build the Power of Movements and NGOS.   Beyond the First Click examines innovative volunteer engagement work by 35 organisations empowering people to scale change and win by learning and doing more.  

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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book Tour: You Are Invited To Join Us

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Aliza Sherman and I never dreamed that our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, would be such a needed resource in the nonprofit field when we started writing it last year.  Working in the nonprofit sector has become even more stressful in the last few months and we will all need to strengthen our individual and organizational resilience so we can serve our stakeholders without burning out or going crazy.… Read More

Trainer’s Tip: Your Room Set Up Can Make or Break the Learning Experience

Training Design

Yesterday, I spent a day facilitating leadership workshops for arts leaders attending the Art House  Convergence Conference near Park City, Utah. on personal and organizational resilience based on the ideas in my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit.

As a long-time trainer, professor, and teacher,  I feel strongly that interactive learning activities – going beyond the death by Powerpoint Lecture – is the key to retention and application for participants.    … Read More