Note from Beth: As a trainer and someone who teachers other trainers, I've been obsessed with improving my facilitation skills and written a lot about it on this blog. I'm always up for a conversation with other facilitators about shop talk and getting tips for improving my practice. So, I'm thrilled that fellow facilitators Cody Sigel, MPH, CHES and Tracy Wright, MAED from ETR agreed to share some of their secrets in this guest post. 7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator The first time … [Read more...] about 7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator
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If you don't already read Joan Garry's nonprofit blog and or listen to her podcast, you should. She is a must read and a must listen. She has the experience of being a nonprofit executive director, but now works with nonprofits, assisting with crisis management, executive coaching and the building of strong management teams to support the work of the CEO. The one thing I really admire about Joan is that she gives straight up great advice to nonprofit CEOs to improve the effectiveness of their … [Read more...] about Nonprofit Podcaster and Blogger @joangarry Profiles Healthy Happy Nonprofit Book
A few weeks ago, I wrote a blog post called “Why the Nonprofit Work Ethic Is Outdated and Needs Change,” about why nonprofit professionals need to pay attention to self-care and bring a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. (The topic of my forthcoming book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout) When I shared this article on my Facebook Page, it resonated with a lot of people. While many nonprofit professionals talked about how their nonprofits were pressure … [Read more...] about Do You Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes A Culture of Wellbeing in the Workplace?
As part of co-authoring my next book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, with Aliza Sherman, we both are still practicing the ideas in the book around self-care and well being at work. We talk about self-care as a holistic experience that goes beyond Kale smoothies and massages, although those things are nice. When we describe self-care in the book, it isn't just a focus on physical health, but also something we call "technology wellness." This week, the … [Read more...] about #40BetterHours: The Art of Single Tasking
We are just weeks away from the launch of the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout, my third book, co-authored with Aliza Sherman. Yesterday, I was honored to deliver the ending keynote, "From Self-Care to We-Care" at the Stanford Nonprofit Management Institute. The interactive keynote had 300 nonprofit leaders take and discuss the nonprofit burnout assessment and brainstorm self-care ideas to put into practice. Here's some of the takeaways shared on Twitter. During the q/a, … [Read more...] about The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Book: Upcoming Activities and Early Reviews