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20NTC Session Proposal

Activating a Culture of Resilience and 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 juggling 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 this 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




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.

Carrie Rice

Nonprofit Consultant

Carrie Rice Consulting

After five years as the principal of Carrie Rice Consulting, Carrie has recently decided to return to the non-profit sector as a full-time senior staff member in the San Francisco Bay Area. She hopes to bring tech-forward solutions to whatever organization she ends up joining!

To Carrie, the key to any nonprofit’s success is empathy. That may seem like a given, but empathy must extend beyond a nonprofit’s constituents to all stakeholders within an organization.

After earning a master’s degree in public policy at The George Washington University, Carrie began working with nonprofits, planting the seeds of her management philosophy. She prides herself on improving the fundraising, efficiency, and longevity of nonprofits. Simply put, she helps nonprofits foster progress and loyalty through treating staff, board members, and donors with the same empathy that they feel toward the causes they care about.

Ananda Leeke

Chief Social Media Officer

Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council

Ananda Leeke serves as the Chief Social Media Officer at the Multicultural Media, Telecom and Internet Council, a national not-for-profit organization dedicated to promoting and preserving equal opportunity and civil rights in media, telecommunications, and technology. Ananda is also a certified mindfulness teacher, author, speaker, trainer, yoga instructor, reiki practitioner, and artist. 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, Big Bear Retreat Center, BlogHer, Congressional Black Caucus Foundation, Howard University, Institute for Medicaid Innovation, Latinos in Tech Innovation and Social Media, Marisla Foundation, Meetup/WeWork, Nonprofit Technology Network, Spelman College, Unity of Washington, DC, Washington National Cathedral, and Web of Change. She regularly shares her meditation, mindfulness, and social media expertise as a commentator on WHUR 96.3 FM. In addition, she hosts and produces the #ThrivingMindfully Podcast: She is a proud alumna of Georgetown University Law Center, Howard University School of Law, and Morgan State University. Learn more at

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March 13, 2019


1:30pm – 2:45pm

CFRE Credits

NFR - 1.25

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