On Feb. 13th, I'll be doing a FREE Webinar for nonprofits hosted by Salesforce Foundation on "Combatting Digital Distraction and Technology Wellness in the Nonprofit Workplace." Come join me. Ever hear of something called "Nomophobia? The word itself is an abbreviation for 'no-mobile-phone-phobia' and refers to the anxiety you feel when you don't have your mobile phone handy or have a signal. It is one of a growing number of "digital diseases" that can cause painful physical symptoms as well as … [Read more...] about 6 Tips for Nonprofits to Combat Digital Distraction and Improve Productivity
Archives for January 2018
Note from Beth: In my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, we discuss how to create a culture of wellbeing to encourage self-care. Jay Wilkinson, CEO of Firespring, shares some thoughts on building the right culture of for your nonprofit. I'll be doing a free webinar hosted by Firespring on avoiding burnout on Feb. 14th. You can register here. Guest Post: Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default? by Jay Wilkinson, Firespring CEO When people hear … [Read more...] about Your Nonprofit’s Culture: By Design or by Default?
The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation by Allison Fine and Beth Kanter What nonprofits need to do to make sure that they are in charge of the bots, not the other way around. Taking a virtual walk with Yeshi may not help you get your steps in for the day, but it will be fascinating and educational. Yeshi, is a Facebook Messenger bot created by charity:water to simulate the experience of many young girls in Ethiopia who walk six hours a day to get clean water. The … [Read more...] about The Bots are Here: Leading With Our Humanity in the Age of Automation
Note from Beth: I'm honored to be a member of the Leap Ambassadors Community, a group of people in the nonprofit sector who care deeply about high performance. A recent work product from this community includes "Small, But Mighty," created by a small group led by Debra Natenshon and Karen Walker, the guest post authors. Often, we think of "high performance" as something only for large organizations, but smaller nonprofits can apply the ideas too. As a member of the NTEN Board, I used this … [Read more...] about Small, But Mighty: A Resource for Small Nonprofit Leaders
One of my favorite activities is to do a networking walk on The Dish trail, a five mile somewhat challenging hike adjacent to the Stanford University campus, a location where Silicon Valley start up entrepreneurs have famously walked and made deals or come up with great ideas. Not too long, I had the pleasure of "walking The Dish" with Kathleen Kelly Janus, a social entrepreneur, author, and lecturer at Stanford University’s Program on Social Entrepreneurship. She just published a new … [Read more...] about Nonprofit Book Review: Social Startup Success – A Must Read for 2018