Best Self-Care Practices for Nonprofit EDs

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Karen’s Next CEO Conversation

Are you perpetually short on time for lunch, family needs, and non-essentials? During long weekends, does your significant other “catch” you working? At 3 a.m., do you wake up and wonder how you will get the stuff done on your desk? And, are you frequently last on your to-do list?


And, you’re not alone.

If you’re like most nonprofit CEOs and executive directors, you know what you should do to take care of yourself. Yet, even when you schedule time for self-care, emergencies, challenges, and interruptions get in the way.

Why Is Self-Care More Important Than Ever?

In a word COVID.

It placed new demands on you. Since January 2020, over 30 nonprofit leaders in Louisville, KY, stepped down. In this story, reporter Chris Larson, with Louisville Business First, quotes a current executive who said, “I just think the industry wore out.” Louisville is not alone; other recent surveys report that nonprofits now suffer from new fears, frustrations, exhaustion, anxiety, and stress.

What Can You Do?

Attend Karen’s Next CEO Conversation on Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. E. With your peers, you’ll dive deep into CEO Nonprofit Leadership self-care and how leaders get the care they need.

We won’t talk about what you already know, the things you should be doing. Instead, we will talk about how leaders make windows in their calendars to get self-care done. And, we’ll also touch on a critical aspect, an essential self-care that never gets discussed. And, it’s better than an extra week’s vacation.

Yes, sign me up.

Discover why you’re not selfish to prioritize self-care and why, counterintuitively, it’s imperative.

Then, before you jump into all of your fall and end-of-the-year activities, discover how your peers approach this self-care challenge. Join Karen’s CEO Conversation, Sept. 16 at 1 p.m. E. Reserve your seat now.

Will you prioritize 45-minutes of your life to discover best practices to take care of your organization’s leader?

Yes, sign me up.