Beth Kanter\'s Blog - Part 9

Tips for Avoiding Collaborative Overload

Conferences, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, Mindfulness, Resilience, Tips

What is Collaborative Overload?

The potential for being overwhelmed by technology is magnified in the workplace by something called “Collaborative Overload”  Rob Cross and Adam Grant in a recent Harvard Business Review article. Collaborative overload is defined as the burnout that results from our over reliance on e-mails, meetings and other collaborative technology tools that have, ironically, limited our ability to get stuff done.Read More

Trainer’s Notebook: Tips for Good Openings

Training Design

I’ve just returned from a two-week trip to Guatemala hosted by Wake. Wake’s Tech2Empower program organizes delegations of volunteer Technology Advisors, women who work for Silicon Valley companies like Google, Salesforce, Mozilla, YouTube, GE Digital and IRC, to provide training for women’s rights and girls empowerment NGOs in developing countries and here in the United States.… Read More

Book Review: Joan Garry’s Guide to Nonprofit Leadership

Books

I’m a huge fan of Joan Garry’s blog and podcast.    I consider the “Dear Abby” of the nonprofit world, dispensing practical and brilliant advice to nonprofits with her wonderful sense of humor.   Joan has been an executive director, board member, donor, and volunteer – so she brings to her consulting and educator practice so much perspective and wisdom.  … Read More

A Simple Tip for A Good Night’s Sleep: Use An Alarm Clock

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

moonbeam-clock

During our book tour for the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout,  we routinely got asked the question, what one self-care habit should we focus on to get started?    We respond with:  Get enough sleep.     As Arianna Huffington points out in her book, Sleep Revolution, and in this recent interview, getting enough sleep and less stress leads to better workplace performance.… Read More

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

Guest Post, Philanthropy, Research Studies

New Research and a Welcome Surprise from Foundation CEOs

By Lindsay Austin Louie

“How much promise do the following practices hold for increasing foundations’ impact in the coming decades?” The twenty-four potential answers provided covered a broad spectrum of philanthropic practice, from taking more risks, to providing more general operating support, to engaging in impact investing.… Read More