22NTC Session: Leadership
Paper Journaling for Digital Nonprofit Professionals: Thinking, Planning, Reflecting Offline
Submitted by: Ma'ayan Alexander


When so much of work and life is online, having a place to reflect and think deeply offline is essential. Bullet journals and other paper-based methods are known to improve thinking and creativity. They won’t fully replace digital tools for project management or organizational knowledge management tools, but they can work for you in many different ways.

There are a wide variety of templates for journaling easily findable online, but in practice these are highly personal tools. Adapting them to your own needs, talents and routines is key to making them work for you. In this session a longtime BuJo practitioner and a recent paper journal adopter will share our own processes and offer strategies to fit a paper journal in with your constellation of digital calendars and productivity tools. Have paper and pens handy so you can follow along and get started right away!

Session Type

30 minute session

Learning Outcomes

  • Start (or re-start) a journaling practice with example exercises
  • Design a journal that works for them
  • Enjoy paper journaling without comparing themselves to perfectionist social media examples

Target Audience

People who want to try out paper-based journals for the first time, or pick up new ideas for their journals


March 24, 2022


10:00am – 10:30am PST