Semi-monthly jolt of actionable info & humor.
How does your workplace support physical, mental, and team health? It's not just about self-care, y'all, it's about team-care. Look at the example of fundraising/sales teams, who are stressed-out, always on deadline and highly-poach-able. If you keep revenue-raisers healthy and productive, working well as a team, the whole organization benefits.
Right now, across the D.C. area, we are evaluating a 60-employee Pilot studying physical and mental and team health tools. The project is led by Comfort Consulting, looking at why nonprofits are such NIBs: notorious incubators of burnout.
See more at www.nonprofitwellness.org
Listen to this podcast interview with host Jakub Górnicki and Susan Comfort. Susan was the only American trainer invited to give a workshop at Megaphone2018, a TechSoup Europe conference in Cluj-Napoca, Romania, for Eastern European activists. The topic? Self-Care in Community, mixing individual and team burnout prevention strategies.
Susan's nonprofit management, fundraising and team-building advice rests on three decades of real-world experience. All staff, especially HR folks, need fresh tools, activities, and approaches to mental health @work.
These interactive workshops focus on brain science and increasing your teams' resilience, productivity, and joy. Great for brown bag lunches, conferences, or staff retreats.
Your fundraising & sales teams can't burn out. Susan's 25 years of revenue-generation will inform strategy, tactics, well-being, and team-building so your money folks are happy and healthy.
— Isak Dinesen [Karen Blixen]
This four-week online course is designed for nonprofits and world-changers, but it's open to any People Specialist (HR) or team leader in any office (including corporate or government). More at "consulting" tab:
Week One (10/8) How to do a Well-being Needs Assessment
Week Two (10/15) Wellness Equity and Personal Resilience Skills
Week Three (10/22) Turning Self-Care into Team-Care
Week Four (10/29) Building Culture on Distributed Teams
“We need to learn how to practice love such that care -- for ourselves and others -- is understood as political resistance and cultivating resilience.”
-- adrienne maree brown