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The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Creating a Self-Care Culture Within the Workplace

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“Self-care, such as walking, mindfulness, or unplugging for the weekend -that is not a luxury. It is really part of doing the work; it is not separate.”

Beth Kanter

In this episode, Beth Kanter, author of “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit,” offers strategies to help both individuals and nonprofit organizations obtain impact without burnout and create a culture of self-care within the workplace. She discusses creative techniques to promote organizational changes that are designed to advance employees’ well-being.

Beth Kanter

Beth Kanter is an international leader in nonprofits’ use of networks, data, and learning. Author of three published books, her most recent book is titled “The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout,” which focuses on self-care in the nonprofit sector. Beth has worked over 35 years in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, and capacity and has facilitated trainings for nonprofits on every continent in the world except Antarctica. She currently serves as adjunct professor at Middlebury Institute of International Studies, where she prepares graduate students for their internships at international nonprofits and making plans for integrating online technologies into their professional lives. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Ms. Kanter trains nonprofits on techniques such as design thinking, open space, and world café online.

Interviewer: Nancy Smyth, PhD

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