Nonprofit employees often choose to work for a charity because of their passion for a cause.
Yet over time, the desire to improve their communities and help others gets overwhelmed by the practical demands of their work. Many nonprofits are understaffed and, as a result, their employees become stretched thin and burned out.
How can a nonprofit employee stay motivated to do a good job in the face of tight budgets and often impossible demands?
Read the transcript below of a live discussion about how to create a healthy balance between work and personal life, recognize the signs of stress, and stay sane and fulfilled while meeting your mission.
Sam Davidson is a professional speaker, author, blogger, and entrepreneur. He has written several books including Simplify Your Life, a guide to keeping stress under control, and is cofounder of the merchandising company Cool People Care and the marketing firm Proof.
Nathan Hand is vice president for development at the Mind Trust, writes the blog Nonprofit Nate, and serves on several boards.