One of the biggest challenges that many nonprofits face is the finding time and resources for professional development activities. People are so busy doing the work that they don't have time to go off-site to take a class or sign up for an online course. And, when nonprofits budgets are tight, professional development often gets slashed. When there is time for an investment in professional development for younger leaders, there is the added challenge of reaching "distracted learners." While … [Read more...] about How To Facilitate Leadership Development In Your Nonprofit As Part of Doing the Work
Note: This guest post was published on the Packard Foundation OE Blog reflects what was learned from designing and delivering leadership development for emerging nonprofit leaders. I am republishing it here with an invitation to join us on April 6 for a webinar with leading talent managers from Acumen, Bridgespan, and The Mission Continues and learn how to embed a culture of learning and leadership within your organization and to visit the new Emerging Leaders Playbook for curated resources … [Read more...] about What is the best way to deliver professional development to nonprofit emerging leaders?
Note from Beth: Last year I was honored to partner with Kari Dunn Saratovksy from Third Plateau to facilitate an emerging leadership program to a cohort of leaders who were part of the Packard Foundation’s Science and Conservation portfolio of grantees. The project, which combined peer learning and mentoring together with an online “Emerging Leaders Playbook,” offered a new and entirely virtual approach to leadership development. We learned a lot from this project about how best support … [Read more...] about Emerging Leaders Need More than Leadership Development
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
This year, I was really looking forward to taking a holiday break and not feel stressed about deadlines, tasks, or the never ending parade of meeting requests and emails. I'm overwhelmed getting back into the daily grind, how about you? Last week, Aliza Sherman and I published a guest post, "Three Techniques To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed in 2017" on Nancy Schwartz's Getting Attention Blog, based on some ideas in our book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. … [Read more...] about A Few More Tips for Nonprofit Professionals To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed