This team of problem-solving women, profiled below, is applying collaborative curiosity to the intractable challenge of nonprofit burnout.
Who Dat: Nonprofit consultant, FUN-draiser, burnout foe, laughter fan. Susan's 25 years of full-time organizing and fundraising brought stress; 20 years of yoga dialed it back.
Fave hobby: Hosting dinner parties
Fave school: UNC-Chapel Hill (Go Heels!)
Fave dancing: Salsa, or however I can embarrass my teenagers
Fave job: Green Corps organizer
Fave celebration: Annual summer solstice party
Fave mental health boost: Gratitude practice
Fave exercise: Handstands
More at: www.nonprofitcomfort.com
Who Dat: Social justice researcher, evaluator, learner, facilitator, manager of projects big and small.
Favorite exercise: biking, swimming, running, hiking, playing catch.
Favorite way to dance:
Salsa, when cooking in the kitchen
Favorite mental health boost:
7 minute daily yoga practice. Or stepping outside to take an air bath.
Favorite school: University of California Santa Cruz - worked there for a dozen years at the Center for Justice, Tolerance, and Community.
Favorite job: United Farm Workers; got my community organizing roots.
Who Dat: Wandering Detroiter, Mom, teacher, blogger, Jane of many trades--master of some. Frmr Playworks coach.
Fave veggie: Asparagus and broccoli
Fave work job: Tutoring high school math and public speaking
Fave school: Michigan (<---GO BLUE)
Fave new hobby: Walking the District with local GirlTrek members!
Fave mental health boost: Podcasts! Casefile, Terrible, Thanks for Asking, Convs w/ People Who Hate Me, Sh*ttown
Fave family role: Household co-leader, Mom, Producer of nutritious meals
Who Dat: Foodie, yoga teacher, fundraiser, Colombiana, traveler. (Claudia & Susan built EWG's email list together.)
Favorite exercising: Power Yoga, sweat
Favorite dancing: Merengue, vallenato
Fave school: Rochester School (high school); I loved its focus on the arts.
Favorite job: Teaching yoga
Fave vegetable: Mushrooms on EVERYTHING
Fave snack: Pressed juice (w/ charcoal)
Fave family roles: Twin sis & Tia.
Who dat: Fitness professional, former Early Childhood Educator, empowered woman empowering others.
Fave veggie: Asparagus
Fave work job: supporting others, whether they are children or adults in physical and mental growth
Fave school: Bowdoin College in Maine -- I love Maine!
Fave new hobby: Reading for my book club
Fave exercise: spin & HIIT
Fave mental health boost: exercise, music, and talking walks
Fave food: plantains & smoothies (preferably not together)
Who Dat: Environmental attorney, proud Tar Heel, long-distance runner, veteran vegetarian
Favorite snack: Old school carrots
Favorite dancing: Vigorously, in my living room, with my 5yo, to Michael Jackson.
Favorite job: I'm a board member of a not-for-profit, Just Bakery, staffed entirely by refugees. Humbling stories meets indefatigable work ethic meets immigrant pluck meets dark chocolate with sea salt cookies.
Favorite new habit: My office has a treadmill desk, perfect for opening email and returning calls, and makes every webinar a bit better.
Favorite mental health break: A call with one of my fantastic friends -- nurturing relationships and creating community always comes back, multiplied exponentially.
Who Dat: She applied her Masters in Public Health to corporate wellness programs, later specializing in mental health and serving on community boards. Candy also played (and ref'd) field hockey.
Favorite exercising: Walks, hikes, dancing
Favorite dancing: Free styling to rock-n-roll
Favorite vegetable: Any vegetable roasted
Fave school: UNC-Chapel Hill....not an alum but always dreaming of it
Favorite job: Occupational health and safety
Favorite healthy snack: Popcorn
Favorite mental health boost: Planting annuals, good comedy
Favorite family role: Grandma (see above)
Who Dat: Graphic designer, Social media whiz, strong / proud Indian woman, Wellness advocate with BFA and MFA.
Favourite family roles: Wife, Daughter, Household leader
Favourite Dancing: Bhangra, Free style rock and roll
Favourite Drink: Soy Latte, Lassi, Fresh Juices
Favourite Veggies: Lettuce
Fave mental health boost: Running, motivational podcasts, cooking
Favourite new habit: Waking up at 5am and going to the gym
Favourite Hobby: Traveling (Mountains), Doodling
Check out her work at http://1993.studio/
Who Dat: Evaluation wizard, Public health researcher, Organizational change agent. Mauri & Susan wrote grants and longitudinal surveys for trainings and student organizing 20 years ago @EnviroCitizen.
Fave veggie: Roasted cauliflower
Fave work job: UC Center for AIDS Prevention Studies
2nd fave job: Amusement park, dressed as pioneer, made funnel cakes
Fave family jobs: Dog ma, Twin ma
Fave hockey team: Pittsburgh (it causes family strife)
Fave mental health boost: "My Favorite Murder" podcast
Fave hobby: Background actor on TV shows (eg. Homeland)
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