Avoiding Nonprofit Burnout

Avoiding Nonprofit Burnout

This paper examines the driving factors of burnout within small nonprofit organizations and purposes interventions aimed to create “organization authenticity”, a term inspired from the work of Morris Berman (1981) on body authenticity.

Invention of Boundaries

Invention of Boundaries

You probably know where your property ends and your neighbor’s property begins. Chances are that there is a fence there. If you look around, you’ll notice many boundary markings – signs, fences, and shrubs. We are the only species that have established and enforced such distinct boundaries.

…and on his farm he had a what?

…and on his farm he had a what?

To meet the needs of a swelling population, farming in the 20th century completely transformed and, unless you only judge progress by the amount of food yielded, not for the better. Here’s a list of the major trends and how to respond with more sustainable practices.

Selfcare and Worldview

Selfcare and Worldview

What happens when a young, important movement still lies on the fringe in society? What are the common challenges that it faces? I would like to focus this section on two challenges that are usually associated with the infancy of a movement: self-care and worldview.

2 + 2 > 4

2 + 2 > 4

A contrast to scientific reductionism, systems thinking is the process of examining how parts of system influence each other within the whole system. System Thinkers believe that the relationship of the parts are more important than the actual parts and that these dynamic relationships manifest unpredictable emergent capabilities.