Poll What is your nonprofit’s
experience with wellbeing in the workplace? Not discussed Employees are encouraged to do it on their own There are periodic activities for wellness or wellbeing Our nonprofit has a strategy/plan/policy for a comprehensive program Sli.do STL
• Nonprofit Professionals • Understanding
Burnout and Self-‐Care • Creating A Self-‐Care Plan • Nonprofit Organizations • Leadership and Employee Engagement • Nonprofit Case Studies What I’m going to talk about ….. Slides and Resources http://bethkanter.wikispaces.com/stl
Burnout is a state of
emotional, mental, and physical exhaustion that occurs when we feel overwhelmed by too many demands, too few resources, and too little recovery time.
The Symptoms of Burnout Emotional
Exhaustion Cynicism Detachment Fatigue Loss of enjoyment Insomnia Pessimism Forgetfulness Impaired concentration Isolation Detachment Increased illness Loss of appetite Lack of Accomplishment Anxiety Apathy Hopelessness Depression Increased irritability Anger Lack of productivity Poor performance And burnout is sneaky!
The 4 Stages of Burnout
Passion Driven Passion Waning Passion Challenged Passion Depleted Take the Nonprofit Burnout Assessment Sli.do STL
Write A Self-Care Plan Practice
Goals Sphere 1: Self -‐Get 7-‐9 hours of sleep per night. -‐Eat more fruits and vegetables every day. -‐Get to 10,000 steps per day walking. Sphere 2: Others -‐Make a regular date with my partner and/or children – one-‐ on-‐one – to give my relationships attention. -‐Divest myself of negative influences, moving consciously away from people who bring me down. Sphere 3: Environment -‐Stop what I’m doing at least once a day to go outside. -‐Clear clutter from my office desk Sphere 4: Work and Money -‐Take comp time when I’m attending work-‐related evening events. -‐Stand up from my desk every 15 minutes to stretch and walk around. Sphere 5: Tech -‐Set up a charging station at the front door for all of my/my family’s digital devices. -‐Keep all my digital devices out of my bedroom and off my dinner table.
1 Make It Tiny
2 Find A Spot 3 Train the Cycle The Secret to Creating New Self-‐Care Habits That Stick! BJ Fogg: Tiny Habits Framework
Listen and Engage Employees to
Shift the Culture 1: Functioning Do people have what they need to do their job? 2: Feelings Do people feel appreciated and respected? 3: Friendship Do people feel connected to one another? 4: Forward Do people feel like they have opportunities for growth? 5: Fulfillment Do people feel like they are inspired and working towards a higher purpose? Laura Putnam – 5 F’s Framework
United Way in South Dakota:
Moving Together • Twice daily all staff walk or movement • Started with listening and engaging with employees • Wellness coaching and experiment 10 years ago • Now part of culture
This is bunch of
woo woo What’s the ROI of Happy and Healthy? Your Executive Director
• Fewer absences and sick
days • Lower healthcare costs • Higher employee work satisfaction and retention • Ability to attract top talent when recruiting for jobs • Higher productivity • Greater ability to handle stressful situations • Ability to meet and exceed milestones • Motivated, resilient workers • Better brand ambassadors • Responsive and engaged staff Return on Investment
Getting Started • Staff meeting
to do assessments and create self-care plans • Create accountability buddies • Make small changes and offer reward/praise • Does not have to cost a lot of money
Summary • Self-‐care is not
just about kale smoothies and massages, it is part of doing the work • Burnout is sneaky, understand if you are depleting your passion for fundraising without refueling • Self-‐care is intentional habit change • Well being into the workplace is all about culture change, leadership, and employee engagement. It doesn’t have to be expensive • Pick one small self-‐care habit that you can create and build into your life today and courage others in your organization to do the same!