Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Using Tech for Healthier Work and Life

Nobody is teaching us how to balance work and life in our ultra-connected, “always on” world. It is overwhelming and stress producing, leading to a loss in workplace productivity. This interactive session will provide tools and tips for nonprofit techies and others at their organizations seeking to gain more from technology with fewer intrusions on attention and wellbeing.


Beth Kanter

Master Trainer, Speaker, Author, and Blogger

Beth's Blog
Beth Kanter is the author of Beth’s Blog: Nonprofits and Networks, Social Media, Data, Learning and Self-Care, one of the longest running and most popular blogs for nonprofits. Beth has over 30 years working in the nonprofit sector in technology, training, capacity building, evaluation, fundraising, and marketing. Beth is an internationally recognized trainer who has developed and implemented effective sector capacity building programs that help organizations integrate social media, network building, and relationship marketing best practices. Beth is an expert in facilitating online and offline peer learning, curriculum development based on traditional adult learning theory, and other instructional approaches. She has trained thousands of nonprofits around the world. She co-authored the book titled “The Networked Nonprofit” with Allison Fine published by J Wiley in 2010 that introduced the nonprofit field to a new way of working in an age of connected networks. Her second book, Measuring the Networked Nonprofit, with Co-Author KD Paine, was published in October, 2012 and awarded the Terry McAdam Nonprofit Book Award for 2013. Both books have reached #1 on the list of nonprofit books on Amazon and used in college courses around the world. She is the co-author of the e-book, 'The Nonprofit Emerging Leaders Playbook,' released in 2015 with support of the Packard Foundation. She is currently working on her third book, 'The Healthy Happy Nonprofit,' with co-author Aliza Sherman She was named by Fast Company Magazine as one of the most influential women in technology and one of Business Week’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media.” She is Visiting Scholar for Social Media and Nonprofits for the David and Lucile Packard Foundation in 2009-2013. She was a Society of New Communications Research Fellow for 2010. Her has worked with foundation and government agencies such as Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, The Packard Foundation, The Knight Foundation, State Department, HHS, and more.

Gina Schmeling

Director of Individual Giving

Gina Schmeling is Director of Individual Giving at Hazon in New York City. Her work there supports sustainability, outdoor education experiences, and environmental stewardship with a Jewish lens. Gina has many years experience in data management and direct response (ACLU, WNYC), and ran her own consulting firm working with nonprofits on social media, development, and engagement. She is a distance runner, gadget enthusiast, and is learning about farming.

Aliza Sherman

Tech Wellness Advocate

Work Life Tech Zen
Aliza is a web pioneer who founded the first full-service Internet company, Cybergrrl, Inc., and the first global Internet networking organization for women, Webgrrls International. She is a successful serial entrepreneur with over 25 years experience starting and running Internet businesses serving both for-profit and nonprofit clients. Before her Internet career, she ran a national nonprofit on domestic violence awareness. Aliza is the author of ten books including 'Social Media Engagement for Dummies' (Dummies Press); 'The Everything Blogging Book' (Adams Media), 'StreetWise Ecommerce' (Adams Media) and 'PowerTools for Women in Business: 10 Ways to Succeed in Life and Work' (Entrepreneur Press). Aliza is working on her 11th book 'The Happy, Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact Without Burnout' (Wiley, 2016) with Beth Kanter. Aliza has been featured numerous times in USA Today, US News & World Report, CNN, CNBC, and been profiled in People and Time, among others. In 1995, Newsweek named her one of the “50 People Who Matter Most on the Internet.” In 2009, Fast Company named her one of the “Most Influential Women in Technology.” Aliza has been included on a number of lists including Forbes.com’s “Top 20 Women for Entrepreneurs to Follow,” and Inc. Magazine’s “30 Fluff Free Digital Experts to Follow on Twitter.”

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