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19NTC Session Proposals

Activating a Culture of Resilience & Sustainable Impact

You’re great at what you do. You’re deeply committed to making an impact in your community and leveraging technology to make the world a better place. But you struggle with how to sustain yourself and your organization while playing whack-a-mole with daily challenges like funding, staffing, and deciding whether to adopt the latest technology trend. You know there’s a better way to sustain impact without being in crisis mode 24/7. If this sounds too familiar (whatever your role is in your organization), join us for an interactive session on building a culture of resilience, intentionality, and sustainable impact.

Learning Outcomes

  • Understand how to leverage technology to advance your organization’s mission with more intention and foster a culture of resilience
  • Learn practical tips to initiate organizational culture shift regardless of your position in an organization
  • Practice strategies for creating more mindful work environments that foster resilience as opposed to a culture of burnout

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Meico Whitlock

Speaker and Trainer

Mindful Techie

Meico Marquette Whitlock is a speaker and trainer on mindfulness, technology, and productivity and the Founder and CEO of Mindful Techie, an organization that helps purpose-driven high achievers and organizations have an impact without burning out and being distracted by technology. Meico's work has been featured on ABC News, Fox 5, Radio One, and on the main stage at events such as the Nonprofit Technology Conference.

Beth Kanter

Trainer, Speaker, Author

Happy Healthy Nonprofit

Beth is internationally recognized thought leader in networks, social media, philanthropy, wellbeing in the workplace and training. Beth has over 35 years working in the nonprofit sector in capacity building and has facilitated trainings for thousands of social change activists and nonprofits on every continent in the world. She is an in-demand keynote speaker and workshop leader. Named one of the most influential women in technology by Fast Company and one of the BusinessWeek’s “Voices of Innovation for Social Media,” Beth was Visiting Scholar at the David and Lucile Packard Foundation 2009-2013. She author of the award winning Networked Nonprofit Books and The Happy Healthy Nonprofit: Strategies for Impact without Burnout ( published by J.Wiley. She writes “Beth’s Blog,” one of the first nonprofit blogs. Her clients include foundations, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations.

Ananda Leeke

Trainer, Speaker, and Author

Ananda Leeke Consulting

Ananda Leeke discovered mindfulness when her career as a young lawyer and investment banker did not produce the level of success she expected. During her healing journey, Ananda studied and practiced meditation, reiki, yoga, art, and creative writing. As a result, she became a certified yoga and mindfulness teacher, reiki master practitioner, and artist-in-residence for the Smith Center for Healing and the Arts. Today, she listens to her heart and follows her intuition to help high achievers and organizations outsmart stress, tap into creativity, and have a healthy relationship with technology as the Chief Mindfulness Officer of Ananda Leeke Consulting. In addition, she hosts and produces the #ThrivingMindfully Podcast and video series, teaches the #ThrivingMindfully Meetup Group’s weekly Mindful Monday Meditation class, and leads A Mindful Cup of Tea Facebook Group. In 2018, she received Acquisition International’s Influential Businesswoman Award for the Most Caring Woman in Mindfulness Training and WeUpWomen’s Adelaide Smith Award for her work in self-care and wellness. Her books, Love’s Troubadours, a yoga-inspired novel; That Which Awakens Me, a mindful creativity memoir; and Digital Sisterhood, a mindful technology memoir, are available on Amazon. She speaks at events sponsored by AT&T, Automattic, BlogHer, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Howard University, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Nonprofit Technology Network, Meetup/WeWork, and Spelman College. In addition, she regularly shares her meditation, mindfulness, and social media expertise as a commentator on WHUR 96.3 FM. Learn more at

Carrie Rice

Nonprofit Consultant

Carrie Rice Consulting

Carrie Rice is writing this bio just as she decided to switch back from being a consultant to being a full-time employee of an awesome organization. If she somehow forgets to change this bio before the conference, you will know something special about her assuming she has a shiny new job to promote!