This week I facilitated a Happy Healthy Nonprofit workshop for nonprofit professionals hosted by CVNL in Marin County. Before focusing on workplace strategies and culture change, participants go through some reflective exercises, including taking the nonprofit burnout assessment, identifying stress triggers and reactions before creating a self-care plan. As a group, I have participants take an online poll, answering the questions, "What are your workplace stress triggers?" As the word … [Read more...] about How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers
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Note from Beth: I recently facilitated a Happy Healthy Nonprofit workshop on bringing a culture of wellbeing into the nonprofit workplace. We discussed the importance of leadership modeling and supporting a culture of wellbeing. My colleague, Laura Norvig, who works for ETR, a behavioral health non-profit devoted to providing science-based programs and services for youth and families, shared some great examples about how their nonprofit's CEO, Vignetta Charles, PHd, has helped shift the … [Read more...] about ETR Steps Forward for Weekly #WorkplaceWellness
Last week I facilitated a workshop on the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Linking Nonprofit High Performance to Wellbeing in Santa Cruz hosted by the Community Foundation of Santa Cruz County. Part of the workshop included an assessment and reflection about the causes of stress in the nonprofit workplace. I had participants use an online polling app to type in their answers and the combined responses generate a word cloud. The word "Perfectionism" was the most frequent response. It made me wonder … [Read more...] about How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?
My colleague, Julia Campbell, has just published a book, "Storytelling in the Digital Age: A Guide for Nonprofits" and was kind enough to share an advanced copy. In a digital age where there is so much online available online and attention is your supporter’s most precious resource, are you saving or seizing it? If your organization has the skills to craft authentic, real, emotional stories about the work that you do every day and make those stories social, you will be able to grow support and … [Read more...] about Book Review: Nonprofit Storytelling in a Digital Age
In my last post about nonprofit bots, I discussed the big picture of automation in the nonprofit space and what I learned from the "The Beth Bot" experiment. For this post, I did a landscape scan to identify some of the best examples of nonprofit bots. (These examples use Facebook Messenger, but bots be deployed other platforms or apps.) What is a Chat Bot? Why Use One? More and more people are adopting social media messaging, including Facebook Messenger, to contact nonprofits with … [Read more...] about 5 Ways Nonprofit Facebook Messenger Bots Can Deliver Impact