Summer (Nonprofit) Self-Care
As the days grow warmer and longer, we often enjoy a bit of summer self-care. And while things may slow down for your nonprofit board without the pressure of major events, critical decisions or key program activities, I notice that rarely do we schedule intentional self-care for the nonprofit organizations we care about in quite the same way. So I encourage you to consider ways you might support, refine and nourish your board in these summer months. Take a look at your next meeting agenda for the full board, a board work group, or committee. Perhaps you could strengthen a skill to support a key priority, take time to cultivate relationships (both internal and external), or focus on a project on the priority list. You might consider inviting a guest/outside expert to join your conversation, gather articles or research to support the conversation, or draw from resources within the organization.
And if you are still unconvinced on the importance of self-care, here’s a favorite TedTalk to explore.