The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Self-Care for Nonprofit Professionals



An organization’s work may be mission-based, but its people are mission critical. And if you are burned out, you can’t serve your stakeholders or deliver your nonprofit’s mission or even succeed in your career. Nonprofits are operating in a climate of uncertainty and limited resources which requires resilience for high performance.
The passion that nonprofit professionals feel for their work is a double-edged sword. On the one hand, that fervor helps them keep going in the face of difficult challenges. On the other hand, they can be so driven they don’t stop to refuel or smell the proverbial roses or even notice they are experiencing symptoms of burnout. This interactive workshop is based on her new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout (http://bit.ly/happyhealthynpbook).

Learning Objectives


Take a self-assessment to determine burnout symptoms and opportunities to create self-care habits
Discuss and share tips and methods for self-care activities that go beyond physical health
Make a commitment to implementing one small self-care activity post workshop


Handouts




Slides




Resources



Defining Burnout and Resilience



Burnout in the Nonprofit Sector: Why It Is So Common
http://www.bethkanter.org/hhnp-overwork/



What is Your Personal Craziness Index?
http://www.bethkanter.org/avoid-burnout/



What Is Resilience?
https://oe.packard.org/the-happy-healthy-nonprofit-new-years-resolutions-for-resilience/



Resilience for Nonprofit Professionals
http://www.bethkanter.org/nonprofit-resilience/



AnchorSelf-Care Tips and Practices for Nonprofit Professionals



Using Personal Health Data To Leverage Well-Being
http://www.bethkanter.org/happy-datanerd/



Four Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout for Nonprofit Professionals
https://trust.guidestar.org/four-smart-ways-to-avoid-burnout-for-nonprofit-professionals



The One Simple Thing That Fundraisers Do To Keep Inspired
http://www.bethkanter.org/inspired-motivated/



The Value of Taking Mini-Breaks During the Day
http://www.bethkanter.org/brain-breaks-np/



The Art of Single Tasking
http://www.bethkanter.org/40betterhours/



Let's Step It Up
http://www.bethkanter.org/step-it-up/



Walking As Work: Comprehensive Resource Collection
http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/walk



3 Ways To Avoid Getting Overwhelmed for Nonprofit Professionals
http://gettingattention.org/2017/01/nonprofit-job-satisfaction/



Happy Healthy Nonprofit: There’s An App for That

https://brittbravo.com/2016/10/26/tech-wellness-for-the-happy-healthy-nonprofit-professional-theres-an-app-for-that/



Workplace Well Being for Nonprofits



Promoting Well Being in the Nonprofit Workplace

https://ssir.org/articles/entry/updating_the_nonprofit_work_ethic



Creating A Culture of Well-Being in the Nonprofit Workplace: The First Step

http://www.bethkanter.org/wecare-step/



What It Is Like to Work for A Nonprofit That Promotes Well Being in the Workplace

http://www.bethkanter.org/wellbeing-workplace/



An Anti-Burnout Training

http://trainyourboard.com/anti-burnout-training-a-story-from-beth-kanter/__



Workplace Flexibility Interview

http://www.workflexibility.org/author-insights-beth-kanter-aliza-sherman-happy-healthy-nonprofit/



Nine Tips for Happier, Healthier Nonprofit Workplaces

https://trust.guidestar.org/nine-ways-to-make-2017-a-happy-healthy-year-for-you-and-your-nonprofit



Beth's Curated Collection of Links

http://happyhealthynonprofit.wikispaces.com/