Nonprofit Workplace Wellness Initiatives: United Way of Central Ohio

United Way of Ohio – Healthy Eating Event In the Happy Healthy Nonprofit, we shared many stories about how nonprofits are bringing wellness and wellbeing into the workplace with little or no budget. Recently, colleague Neil Parekh the of the United Way called my attention to the to the United Way of Central Ohio and…

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Does Your Nonprofit Suffer from Fire Drill Culture?

Flickr Photo by Gavin St. Ours Last week, I was honored to do several workshops  hosted by the Fund for Santa Barbara on how nonprofits can link a culture of well being to outcomes based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. The workshop includes a facilitated process based on…

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An Ingenious Texting Bot from @SFMOMA

As we enter the age of automation, more and more nonprofits are using bots. If bots are designed well, they can have impact.   The San Francisco Museum of Art recently launched an ingenious bot called “Send Me” that allows anyone to send a simple text message and receive a picture of a piece of…

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Turning Empathy Inward at Nonprofit Organizations

In my book with Aliza Sherman, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout, we offer a framework for practicing self-care and creating a culture of well-being in the nonprofit workplace. The book looks at our relationships with ourselves, other people, careers and money, our environment, and technology—and shows how our relationships with people…

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Creating A Global Network of Capacity Builders for Social Change

I’ve always benefited from learning from colleagues who do nonprofit technology training and capacity but often we come from the same perspective.   I’ve always dreamed of accessing a diverse network of people who do nonprofit capacity across different disciplines  or what Nancy White has described as “learning from adjacent practices.” This would be a…

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How Nonprofit Professionals Can Manage Workplace Stress Triggers

Flickr Photo by Brittney Bush 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…

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ETR Steps Forward for Weekly #WorkplaceWellness

ETR Associates Staff Walking Group 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…

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How Much Is Nonprofit Workplace Stress Self-Inflicted?

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 includes an assessment and reflection about the causes of stress in the nonprofit workplace. I had participants use an online polling app…

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