Our sister organization, Nonprofit Wellness, completed a Pilot to prevent burnout and promote mental health among stressed-out nonprofit staff. The report is ready and we'd love for you to read our five findings and five recommendations.
Gabby, Tyecia and Susan give examples of the things they are trying to boost their immunity during the COVID19 crisis. You can download the summary (in English or Spanish) on the "Links" tab.
I’ve been attending your Tuesday webinars and have been loving them. My team and I are in charge of promoting wellness and self/team-care across our campus and one of our biggest goals is trying to get people to take a break! Tuesday’s #TakeFive was right on point and gave me a lot of ideas to promote with our staff.
(Upper Peninsula, MI)
Appreciate your research and attention to detail."
Talking about physical and mental health connects teams. Our online talks are as interactive as the platform allows, and they're always different, because some content comes from those who participate.
Fully online-friendly, these talks are customized, with activities for small teams (under 25 in Zoom Meetings) or large groups (webinars).
Encourage your team to build their health, then watch as they build their empathy, as well.
Susan's musings are sent (roughly) monthly. From the heart. Actionable. Occasionally funny.
Need more support nurturing physical, mental, and team health at work? Various (free) webinars are now on our YouTube. channel. Most of them are 40 minutes or less, with helpful tips/tools to take back to your team. We added a few 10-minute workouts to spice up your day and juice up your body/brain breaks.
We just released the evaluation of a 60-person Pilot program on physical, mental, and team health at DC nonprofits. The project is led by Nonprofit Wellness, which has a fund at the Greater Washington Community Foundation. Check out our Wellness Equity report!
More at www.nonprofitwellness.org
Listen to this podcast interview with host Jakub Górnicki and Susan Comfort. Susan was the only American trainer at Megaphone2018, a TechSoup Europe conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for Eastern European activists. Her topic? Self-Care in Community, mixing individual and team burnout prevention strategies. Or, listen to Susan and Mo Abdullah talking about team-care and remote-culture building on the Nonprofit Radio program.
Now you can "gift" a Comfort Consulting talk to your favorite school, nonprofit group, or corporate office. We'll contact the recipient with the news that a talk has been paid for; they choose topic and schedule. Check the "Services" tab for more info about talk topics.
Susan's nonprofit management, fundraising, facilitating and team-building advice rests on three decades of real-world experience. Short-term coaching brings fresh tools, help with activities, and new approaches to mental health @work.
These interactive (online or on-site) workshops focus on brain science and increasing your teams' resilience, productivity, and joy. Great for brown bag lunches, conferences, or staff retreats.
The reality is, all stress isn't equal. We developed a Wellness Equity curriculum that addresses identity and circumstance stressors, creating a team conversation in a new way.
Teachers can't burn out. Our Nonprofit Wellness Education team can train school staff on self-care and team-care tools.
— Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen]
“Caring for myself is
not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation,
and that is an act of political warfare.”
— Audre Lorde
from her 1988 essay collection, A Burst of Light