The 2 Tips Blog

Every month, we bring strong, crafty community programming professionals fun, free tips and materials! We have years of bimonthly blogs on nonprofit capacity building and wellness topics; feel free to explore them all. Contact us to let us know how you use 2 Tips or a topic that you think would benefit the sector.

How to Lose Nonprofit Talent

How to Lose Nonprofit Talent

Introduction For nonprofit supervisors who already subscribe to self-development and advancing leadership skills, this 2 Tips is for you. There are many structural and climate-related actions that can be taken to keep talent within your organization. We are focused on...

Educate Institutional Partners

Educate Institutional Partners

Introduction When collaborating with institutional partners such as large entities in the educational, health care, or criminal justice sectors, there are two things that organizational and programmatic leaders can do to cultivate collaborative working relationships....

Vicarious Trauma and Chronic Stress in Community Programming

Vicarious Trauma and Chronic Stress in Community Programming

IntroductionVicarious Trauma (VT) and Chronic Stress (CS) are common within community programming, particularly programming that has as its mission the transformation of social inequities.For this 2 Tips, the importance of seeing and building awareness about VT and CS...

Why & When to Avoid Policies

Why & When to Avoid Policies

IntroductionThe differences between policies and guidelines are monumental for supporting a meaningful organizational climate and culture. This 2 Tips doesn’t focus on the legality issues surrounding to have policies or not to have policies. Rather, the human-to-human...

Are You a Conscientious Tool Adopter?

Are You a Conscientious Tool Adopter?

Introduction Community-based programs use tools all of the time, including evidence-based curriculums, smartphone apps, project scheduling software, databases, etc. Your org’s approach to bringing in a new tool impacts how well that tool is implemented, how warm the...

Diversity & Inclusion, Define and Deploy Them

Diversity & Inclusion, Define and Deploy Them

Introduction Many community-based organizations implicitly align with diversity and inclusion (D&I) as values. And for many, their very mission is to serve historically marginalized populations. Yet, enrolling diverse populations in your programming is not the end...