Note from Beth: My colleagues at See3 had some fun using some of the ideas in The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and apply it to creating an organizational digital strategy. This post shares a useful exercise for your digital team to reflect on what not to do for your digital strategy! Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise - guest post by Miriam Brosseau, Director of Engagement, See3 Communications Organizational self-care needs a strategy, as we all learned in “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit.” And it’s … [Read more...] about Strategy as We-Care: An Exercise
Archives for July 2017
Working as a nonprofit consultant can sometimes feel isolating. That's why it important to have networking opportunities to connect with professional colleagues face-to-face beyond online groups. I try to make an effort to do this regularly. This past week, I met up with nonprofit consultant Carrie Rice. We met in a nonprofit conference space of another colleague, Corey Newhouse, executive director of PublicProfit. Her organization helps youth organizations do program evaluation using … [Read more...] about The Power of Small Wins: Celebrating Your Nonprofit's To Dones
One of my colleagues, Nada Hamzeh, a nonprofit capacity building consultant from Lebanon, tagged me when sharing this striking image that depicts how can easily develop a behavior addiction to our mobile phones. As Aliza Sherman and I wrote in the Happy Healthy Nonprofit the apps on our mobile phones can be agents of distraction, but they can also be agents of calm. When researching the book, we came up with a curated a list of our favorite technology wellness apps. But last week, I was … [Read more...] about Happy, Focused, and Productive: There Is An App for That!
Note from Beth: One of the things that I enjoyed most about IFCAsia was the networking opportunities to connect with other people in the region who share interests. One of them was Vincent Law who is doing interesting work with teaching young children about giving and philanthropy. When he told me the name of his program, I got excited because I had done a lot of research and writing about "PhilanthroKids" and he mentioned he was inspired in part by that post. He has taken the idea and … [Read more...] about Empowering Young Children through Philanthropy
Recently, a colleague asked me a wonderful question: How did you learn to become a good facilitator and trainer? Did you read books, take classes, or have a coach? I answered yes to all, but more importantly I think these two methods helped me the most: Carve out time for reflection after each training and do an after-action review with yourself. Evaluate your content, facilitation, and logistical skills against participant evaluations. If time is available, also do a plus/delta exercise … [Read more...] about Trainer’s Notebook: Just A Few Participatory Facilitation Techniques