April 3, 2024

In today's episode, you'll learn strategies and practical tips for creating happy, healthy, nonprofit workers and workplaces. Our guest Beth Kanter is a leading expert on nonprofit technology and she is co-author of the book Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout. You'll learn about tangible tools for preventing burnout at the individual and organizational levels, and learn what is available in her book. We discuss why she wrote the book, how nonprofit wellbeing has changed over the six years since it was published, and what she would write differently if she were writing the book today. We discuss the question: Can better salaries make us less burnout? Beth offers her advice for how artificial intelligence can become part of wellness in nonprofits. And much more!

Resources from this Episode:

The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Self-Care Plan Checklist 

The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: The Nonprofit Burnout Assessment

Assessing Your Current Reactions to Stress

Beth Kanter's books and projects

CT Nonprofit Workforce Crisis study, January 2022

How to Thrive When Work Doesn't Love You Back, Meico Marquette Whitlock

Podcast Episode: The Guru of Burnout: Christina Maslach, Ph.D., University of California, Berkeley


Contact Info:

Beth Kanter website

Beth Kanter on LinkedIn


Guest Bio:

Beth Kanter is a well-established international nonprofit thought leader, trainer, and author. She has more than 3 decades of experience in nonprofit sector technology, training, and capacity building. She writes the popular Beth's Blog, which was one of the first nonprofit blogs established in 2003. Her first book, The Networked Nonprofit, introduced the sector to a new way of thinking and operating in a connected world. Her book “The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout” is a practical guide to wellbeing for individuals and organizations. Beth’s latest book is “The Smart Non-Profit: Staying Human-Centered in an Automated World”. She has delivered training to nonprofits and keynote talks globally on topics such as workplace, well-being, disruptive technologies and mission driven work and the use of AI for productivity.

Season 6 is sponsored by Loftis Partners. They've launched the Pay Equity Collective, a peer learning experience that provides capacity building, strategic resources, and a supportive community for nonprofits seeking pathways to pay equity. Visit payequitycollective.com to learn more! Loftis Partners – Empowering organizations and advancing equity, one collective step at a time!