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. She has packed all that into her new book, "Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership." I was honored to write a book blurb after reading an … [Read more...] about Book Review: Joan Garry's Guide to Nonprofit Leadership
Archives for February 2017
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. This healthy habit sets the stage for you to incorporate other self-care routines that we … [Read more...] about A Simple Tip for A Good Night's Sleep: Use An Alarm Clock
We've just finished two weeks on the road of book events for my new book, Happy Healthy Nonprofit, co-authored with Aliza Sherman. During many of the Q/A sessions, we heard from many nonprofit professionals who were feeling impact of a perpetual cycle of outrage. The thing is it has only been a few weeks and the environment nonprofits find themselves operating in is going to last for a while. Nonprofits have carefully think about how best to channel their energy while working and living in … [Read more...] about One Simple Tip To Shift Your Nonprofit's Workplace Culture from Outrage to Well Being
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. The value of being mentored seems pretty obvious: new skills, confidence, friendship, etc. And in fact, the research shows that people who are mentored get more job promotions and earn more than people who aren’t. But mentoring is also great for … [Read more...] about Do You Really Need a Nonprofit Mentor?
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. One of my themes for the year was to write more consistently about self-care and wellbeing in the nonprofit sector to extend the conversation and learning related to the book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit. Before the Christmas break, I had a delightful conversation with … [Read more...] about 5 Self-Care Hacks that Nonprofit Professionals Can Use in a Crisis