Beth Kanter’s Blog

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Apple Pay for Nonprofits: Frictionless Online Philanthropy

Apple has had a rule that banned iOS apps from collecting funds for charities or fundraisers via Apple Pay. That means if they collected funds, it would have to take place outside the app, such as through a browser or text.   Apple also made it difficult for nonprofits to collect in-app donations without incurring huge…

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Creating A Culture of Well-being in Your Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

I am thrilled with the response to The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout as my co-author and I have been sharing the ideas on a virtual book tour during the last month.  One of our hopes for the book was that it would spark conversation about the need for self-care as part…


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What’s Your Personal Craziness Index? Identify, Take Action, and Avoid Nonprofit Burnout

In my newest book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout, the first half of the book addresses how nonprofit professionals can assess and become more self-aware about the symptoms of burnout and begin to practice self-care to avoid burnout. Burnout is a state of emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that occurs when…

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The One Simple Thing That Nonprofit Leaders Do To Keep Inspired and Avoid Burnout

Mike Brune, Sierra Club Executive Director Yesterday, I honored to fill in as MC and interviewer for Darian Rodriguez Heyman at the Nonprofit Fundraising Masters event.   (Darian was welcoming his first child, a boy, into the world!). The event, a one-day conference designed to share the world’s most successful fundraisers’ secrets to success, most valuable…


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A Few Self-Care Tips for Fundraisers During Stressful Year End Giving Time

Flickr Photo by Brittany Bush We are heading into the most stressful time of year for nonprofits, especially for fundraisers.   Year-end giving campaigns.   With Giving Tuesday just around the corner, the kick off the that busy time of year for most nonprofit development directors and their teams is just ramping up.    So, take…

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Let’s Step It Up: Join Me for a Walking Challenge

The Surgeon General in partnership with Fitbit has issued the Step It Up! Challenge open to all Americans, running from October 13, 2016 at 12:01 AM PDT and ends on October 26, 2016 at 11:59 PM PDT.   The idea is to encourage people to walk more to improve health and raise awareness about making cities…


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The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Nonprofit Work Day

Last week, I was in London teaching social media strategy workshops for London NGOs organized by Social Media Misfits and keynoted Institute of Fundraising’s Future of Fundraising Conference.  The workshops took place in different locations, including LinkedIn Headquarters in the UK,  GA, and a co-working space called Second Home,  a creative co-working space and cultural venue,…

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Announcing the Launch of Book #3:The Happy Healthy Nonprofit

I am thrilled to announce the official launch of my third book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout with co-author Aliza Sherman.   The book explores why burnout is so common in the nonprofit sector and simple ways to practice self-care and bring a culture of well-being into the nonprofit workplace.   Vu…


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The Happy Healthy Nonprofit Update

With one more week to go, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout has made to the #1 slot on Amazon’s Top 100 Nonprofit Books.  Special thanks to everyone who pre-ordered a copy.    If you haven’t yet, you can order your  copy here. Here’s a summary of recent interviews, reviews, and guest posts…

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7 Tips to Make You A Stronger Facilitator

Note from Beth: As a trainer and someone who teachers other trainers, I’ve been obsessed with improving my facilitation skills and written a lot about it on this blog. I’m always up for a conversation with other facilitators about shop talk and getting tips for improving my practice.   So, I’m thrilled that fellow facilitators Cody Sigel,…