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Avoiding Burnout and Building a Positive Organizational Culture

It’s 2019, and by now, you’re probably all too familiar with one of the great scourges of the modern workplace: burnout. It’s the uniquely current sensation of exhaustion from feeling like you need to be working all the time.

And for those of us who work in nonprofits, sometimes that feeling can be exacerbated by the importance of the work we’re doing; after all, when your job is to make the world a better place, time spent not doing your job is time not making the world a better place. There’s a sense that we always need to be doing more with less.


How to Stop Your Nonprofit's After-Hours Email Habit

I recently taught several leadership development workshops at the Rutgers Institute for Ethical Leadership based on my new book, The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout. One of the workshops focused on technology wellness in the nonprofit workplace, more specifically on how to avoid collaborative overload.


Four Smart Ways to Avoid Burnout for Nonprofit Professionals

Working at a nonprofit can be a pressure cooker. Trying to manage huge workloads with limited resources can easily trap us into thinking that working nights and weekends after a full day at the office is the answer. Overworking will not only steal your clarity but ultimately zap your energy.


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