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 Avoid a Crappy Consultant

How to Avoid a Crappy Consultant

Introduction The grumbling about crappy consultants is legit, as long as you’ve fulfilled your role as co-leader with every contractual relationship. No one enjoys crappy relationships and end products, with a consultant or otherwise. But often there was no due...

8 Easy Wellness Practices for Your Organization

8 Easy Wellness Practices for Your Organization

IntroductionAny community-based organization can begin brining wellness practices into their organization.In this 2 Tips, we provide a means for onboarding and embedding wellness into your very busy and very mission-driven organization.Below, download and print the 8...

Is a Toxic Org Messing with Your Wellness?

Is a Toxic Org Messing with Your Wellness?

IntroductionLet’s have an official conversation about this. Many nonprofit, community-based organizations have toxic environments.You stay for a lot of practical reasons. Your paycheck and family’s welfare may be tied to accepting the toxicity. You may be early in...

Strive for Easy: “Nonstop Professionals” & Wellness

Strive for Easy: “Nonstop Professionals” & Wellness

Introduction The U.S. work setting is an exhausting and stressful place. This is not a surprise. For decades, research has reflected to us the dire state of work life. For example: 40% of workers reported their job was very or extremely stressful (CDC) 18% had...

The Good, Bad, & Ugly of In-Kind Donations in Your #Nonprofit

The Good, Bad, & Ugly of In-Kind Donations in Your #Nonprofit

Introduction In-Kind donations can powerfully support the operations of your nonprofit, community-based organization. They can also create a norm of taking crappy things pretending that they’re great because they’re free. The office environment eventually communicates...

Structure Will Set You Free to Do the Work You Love, Case Mgmt Orgs

Structure Will Set You Free to Do the Work You Love, Case Mgmt Orgs

Introduction Staff teams in community-based organizations with case management programming are busy with authentically meeting the needs of clients, entering case notes, completing other types of paperwork, and juggling the chronic stress of doing case management work...