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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.

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...

Why You Need Key Indicators of Effectiveness

Why You Need Key Indicators of Effectiveness

Introduction Organizations that deliver community programs and services benefit from organizational-level key indicators of effectiveness. Such indicators help the organization to stay steady in its vision, communicate overall successes to stakeholders, and relay...

Leading Change Management in Your Organization

Leading Change Management in Your Organization

Introduction Adding a program, subtracting a service, entering into an initiative or partnership, or adding a new administrative role are some of the features of what is considered “change management.” There are many useful tools and resources available to support...