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What Does It Takes to Be Happy at Work? FRIDA Tries to Answer through the Happiness Manifestx

As a young feminist-led fund, our internal politics reflect those of the broader young feminist movement, and as such, self-care has become a central point of discussion, organizational development, and advocacy at FRIDA. We talk about care all the time. Through online campaigns such as the Solidarity Storms; offline when we meet as staff, convene our advisors, grantees, and board; and when we talk to other funders and donors. But most often we find ourselves talking about it when we are edging towards exhaustion—otherwise known as burnout. Sometimes though, out of moments of hardship, beautiful things are born.


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.


  Your Nonprofit Profile on GuideStar has a new Demographics section.