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Nov. 2, 2022

Managing Stress to Avoid Nonprofit Leader Burnout

Managing Stress to Avoid Nonprofit Leader Burnout

It is no secret that leading and working in nonprofit organizations can be stressful, leading to a high burnout rate in global nonprofits.   This is especially true when the stress is prolonged and becomes chronic, impacting a leader's health, relationships, and ability to function in their jobs.

On today's episode, Tim and Nathan dive into the issue of dealing with stress in nonprofit leadership.  Sharing from their personal experiences over a number of years, the hosts share some practical thoughts on dealing with stress before it leads to burnout.  The topics explored are:

  • Avoid destructive patterns to deal with your stress
  • Don't be afraid to ask for help
  • Develop a Practice of Mindfulness
  • Recognize your limits
  • Make self-care a priority.

Disclaimer:  Tim and Nathan are not professional mental health experts.  Any thoughts shared are from their personal experiences and should be discussed with a mental health expert before implementing if you are struggling with prolonged or chronic stress.

Mentioned on todays podcast:  Rest by Alex Sooting-Kim Pang

The Hosts of  The Practice of NonProfit Leadership:

Tim Barnes serves as the Executive Vice President of International Association for Refugees (IAFR) and can be contacted at tim@iafr.org.

Nathan Ruby serves as the Executive Director of Friends of the Children of Haiti (FOTCOH) and can be contacted at nruby@fotcoh.org.

All opinions and views expressed by the hosts are their own and do not represent those of their respective organizations.