• Wednesday, February 21, 2018
  • 12:30 PM - 3:30 PM
  • Room 137, 100 Building // Baker College of Jackson // 2800 Sprinport Road // Jackson, MI 49202


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Leaders in the nonprofit sector spend considerable time, energy and resources to assure people within our communities are fully served and well taken care of…but do we practice the same diligence in taking care of ourselves?  

Some of our habits of denying or repressing our own personal needs for the sake of the mission are admirable, but are also simultaneously setting us (and our mission) up for failure.  

In this session we will look at some of the habits Executive Directors and other nonprofit leaders practice that ultimately become harmful to their personal well-being and also put the success of their organization at risk.  We’ll explore solutions to enhance our self-care from a personal and organizational level.  In addition to improved interpersonal relationships, we’ll examine how these solutions can enhance our strategic and innovative approaches to our work and ultimately better our organizations by taking care of ourselves.

Session Goals 

This session will assist participants in the following processes:

  • Examine nonprofit leader practices that lead to increased stress, more fatigue and ultimately burnout
  • Investigate the impact on you and the organization when self-care is not established as a priority
  • Explore enhanced practices and skills on a personal and organizational level to counter-act stresses and strains of nonprofit leadership
  • Identify action steps to address care of our personal needs while assuring continued success of our organizational mission

Designed for

Appropriate and relevant for all nonprofit leaders.


Nonprofit Network Members - $45.00 

Additional registrants from same member organization - $35.00

Nonmembers - $60.00

Please refer to our Cancellation Policy


Tom Williams, Capacity Builder

Learn more about Tom

Tom has worked in the nonprofit sector since 1996 in roles at the local, state and national levels.  Prior to coming to Nonprofit Network, Tom served as a statewide capacity building director with Michigan Habitat for Humanity, where he supported 73 separate governing boards through its affiliate structure.  In this role, he assisted organizations in their strategic planning processes, operational standards, policy development and board governance practices. 

Before his time at the state level, Tom was involved in developing and implementing national partnerships, including Habitat's long-running relationship with Thrivent Financial.  Tom also served as an Executive Director of a Habitat affiliate. Prior to his nonprofit work with Habitat, Tom served as staff to a county planning commission where he developed land use and transportation plans, in addition to grant writing and community development work.  Tom is a graduate of the University of Michigan.

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