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Physical Wellbeing Tools for Change Makers

For the first post in our wellbeing series "Five Keys to Wellbeing for Change Makers" we are exploring the physical component of wellbeing and how you can nurture it. When you stop to think about what physicality means, you probably go straight to thoughts about your body, diet, and exercise. However, physicality is much more than just the basic care of the human body. It includes anything and everything that impacts your physical body, environment, and vitality. As you focus on your physical wellbeing use these five tactics to help you become more mindful of - and care for - your physical wellbeing. Each is subtle and builds off the others, but even if you pick just one, you will be making an improvement, and that’s what we are all striving for, right?  So pick one, or pick them all. Regardless of how many you adopt, just be sure to make your physicality a priority. 

Topics: Wellbeing

Strengthening Your Fundraiser Community, Part II

A couple of weeks ago we shared four rather conceptual tips on how your organization can strengthen the activation and retention of your fundraiser community. As we mentioned in that post, too often fundraising is short-sided, detached from the complex needs of the communities we serve and the communities that support us. So this week, we are continuing the conversation and sharing a unique methodology that explores the nature and needs of the community itself, in order to create authentic community engagement.

Topics: Funding Community

The Obvious Event Fundraising Strategy You're Not Using

I’ll just come right out and say it: it’s Gala season.

As a young nonprofit professional, I’ve always been either a staff member or a volunteer at annual benefits and galas, but never before, a guest. That is, until this year. In the last few weeks, I’ve attended two of these events as a guest, and in doing so, walked away with a greater understanding of how they work and a deep appreciation for what fuels their success.

Topics: Funding

5 Keys to Wellbeing for Change Makers

If you work in the nonprofit world or another service industry you spend most of your time thinking about and focusing on others. While this is admirable, it’s important to remember that the only way you can truly serve others and show up completely is if you make “you” your number one priority. In this series you will discover how to go deep into self-care so you can show up and bring your best self to everything you do.

There are five key areas in maintaining a healthy, fulfilling life for those of us living in the western world. Each area is important and yet, there will always be one that is stronger than the rest, weaker than the rest, and stabilizing for others. The key is to pay attention to each one in order to create a strong working foundation for your happiness, wellbeing, and prosperity. The five areas are:

Topics: Wellbeing