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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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How to Develop In-Kind Support for Programs

How to Develop In-Kind Support for Programs

Introduction In-kind contributions can infuse your programming and program staff team with meaningful support, fun, and connection that would otherwise be outside of the scope of the program budget! For example, contributions of material goods for program...

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Why There’s Fear of Program Evaluation

Why There’s Fear of Program Evaluation

Introduction Hesitation about engaging in program evaluation is sometimes about money. However, there are creative wats to address the financial challenges to affording in-house or consultant-based program evaluation. Most often, community-based...

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Welcome Outlier Data

Welcome Outlier Data

What is Outlier Data Outlier data in your program data refer to a few pieces of information that are noticeably different from the majority of the information. Example Let’s say that you have 300 program participants and 50 of them completed a feedback...

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Avoid a Default Definition of Efficiency

Avoid a Default Definition of Efficiency

Introduction The definition of efficiency used by your organization reflects the org's values, mirrors the purposes of your programs, and tells the world what’s important to you. This is also true for your funders’ definitions of efficiency. In the 2 Tips below, we...

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Altruism vs. Infrastructure in Your Community Organization

Altruism vs. Infrastructure in Your Community Organization

Introduction Presenting the community with a solution to a need, but not paving the way to that solution is like no solution exists at all. Providing staff with the opportunity to fuse their passions and their employment, but when staffing infrastructure...

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#Love The Community Through Data

#Love The Community Through Data

Introduction When loving the community on their terms happens, it often materializes in programming like person-centered planning*, bringing food to those with limited mobility** or healthcare to homes with newborns.*** Practices like these reflect a...

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Why Assess Inclusivity in Your Nonprofit

Why Assess Inclusivity in Your Nonprofit

Introduction Whether or not an organization actively cultivates a culture of inclusivity, the nonprofit professionals at all levels who comprise the organization can champion inclusivity in many small ways. Cumulatively, many small steps towards inclusivity will...

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