Beth Kanter’s Blog

Beth Kanter's Blog

Why Nonprofit Workplaces Are Stressful and What To Do About It

In light of the recent high profile suicides by Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain,  Vu Le wrote an excellent piece on what nonprofits need to know about mental illness.  One of the points he brings up is the importance of creating an environment where life/work balance flourish.  Overwork and stress can lead to burnout and…

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How to Design an Effective Nonprofit Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life

Note from Beth:  Blocking out time for your nonprofit’s staff to do planning and work on areas like organizational culture is essential for success.  Designing the meeting so it is effective and encourages team-building can be tricky.  Here’s some terrific advice from Sarah Axelson. How to Design an Effective Staff Retreat: A Lesson from Life…


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Claim Your Nonprofit Scholarship for BoxWorks

Is your nonprofit grappling with digital transformation of its programs and operations? BoxWorks 2018 is just over three months away on Aug 29-30 in San Francisco and the nonprofit sessions are a great place for learning about digital transformation (and networking too.) The good news is that your nonprofit can request a full scholarship ….

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How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos

Flickr Photo by Rex Hammock Note from Beth: Digital storytelling is key to fundraising success, but using a storytelling lens in your organization can have further benefit of busting organizational silos.  Miriam Brosseau and Stephanie Corleto share why. How and Why Stories Can Bust Nonprofit Silos – Guest Post by Miriam Brosseau  and Stephanie Corleto  Silos…


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A Culture of Wellbeing as a New Nonprofit Strength: Building Capacity During a Time of Disruption

Note from Beth: In my recent book, The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit and leading workshops for nonprofits all over the world on this topic,  I continue to be passionate about the need to build resilient and sustainable nonprofit leaders and organizations. This is true now more than ever. And new report, The New Normal,  spells out…

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Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant

Note from Beth: George Weiner from Whole Whale wrote this insightful piece about the Google Ad Grant program. He kindly offered to let me republish here.   Help I Just Lost My Google Ad Grant  – Guest Post by George Weiner The title of this article is becoming more frequently used by the roughly 35,000…


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Tips for Activating a Culture of Wellbeing in the Nonprofit Workplace

Last month, I was honored to present and facilitate an all-day workshop for nonprofit leaders at the Oregon Nonprofit Leadership Conference on how to activate a culture of well being in the nonprofit workplace, based on my book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. I also delivered a workshop to South Carolina…

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In Loving Memory of My Mom, Ruth D. Kanter (My Mom)

In Loving Memory of Ruth D. Kanter My mom passed away peacefully last month a few months shy of her 90th birthday. My mom was generous and supportive of everyone in her life and those less fortunate than her. Even though I lived 3,000 miles away, I was blessed to get to spend time with…


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The Facebook Scandal and What It Means for Your Nonprofit’s Digital Strategy

Source Facebook Blog – Click for Source The Facebook data scandal (reports that Cambridge Analytica, a firm used by the Trump 2016 presidential campaign, scraped Facebook data for millions of users without their knowledge or permission) that erupted in mid-March and prompted user outrage, including a hashtag #deletefacebook, continues to grow. Yesterday, Facebook dropped another…

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The Nonprofit Book We’ve Been Waiting Four Years To Read Is Finally Here: New Power

Back in November, 2014, Henry Timms and Jeremy Heimans published an article about “New Power” in the Harvard Business Review that caught my eye.  The concepts around connectivity and leadership were synergistic with the concept of networked leadership that Allison Fine and I wrote about in the Networked Nonprofit, published in several years before. The…