Icebreakers for Online Meetings That Introverts Will Love

In my work as a trainer and facilitator, I make workshops and master classes as interactive as possible, incorporating peer discussion, movement, and creativity. I feel this makes a better learning experience. The same goes for in-person meetings. However, these days so many of my meetings take place online, typically on Zoom, and interactivity can…

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Three Tips To Boost Your Personal Resilience While Doing Nonprofit Work

Photo by Amanda/Flicker I am thrilled to be presenting with my colleague, Ananda Leeke in Boston next week at the Resilience at Work Conference. We will be doing early morning sessions to engage participants in some mindful moment and movement exercises. I’m going to share different techniques for weaving mindful moment and exercises into your…

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Report: Insights from the Google AI Impact Challenge

AI4Good is a somewhat new field that sits at the intersection of big tech companies and the world’s biggest problems. There is a lot of experiments and research in different areas, including the international development sector to address the 2030 development goals, emergency and humanitarian aid, medical fields and many others. Partnerships with technology companies…

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5 Common Nonprofit Workplace Stress Triggers and Tips for Addressing Them

Photo credit: PlusLexia It is coming up on three years since I first published the Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Impact without Burnout and thrilled to see more people and publications talking about well-being in the nonprofit sector. As I travel around and facilitate retreats with nonprofit organizations or master classes at nonprofit conferences as well as…

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AI for Fundraising Today: Voice Activated Fundraising & Chat Bots for Giving

Source: AI for Lawyers (Click image for larger version) Allison Fine, my co-author for the Networked Nonprofit, and I are actively researching the use of Artificial Intelligence to better understand what nonprofits need to know about artificial intelligence to future proof their programs, marketing, and fundraising strategies? The field of artificial intelligence has been around…

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Trainer’s Notebook: Making Accommodations In Workshops

Last week I facilitated a workshop in Detroit hosed by Co-Act, a nonprofit collaboration space in Detroit. The workshop was focused on personal resilience and self-care based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit and was part of series of workshops on resilience. Co-Act is a unique organization, a hub for accelerating collaborative action in Southeast…

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Artificial Intelligence Will Augment Nonprofit Staff, Not Replace

Artificial intelligence, machine learning, bots, and other automation technologies offer many benefits to nonprofit professionals because it can perform basic and mundane tasks. As a result,  it frees up staff time to focus on higher value activities. Artificial Intelligence can help nonprofits do more with less staff time, including the tasks described below. Fundraising &…

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