new years resolution ideas

January 4, 2024

Episode #91: 6 New Years Resolution Ideas for Nonprofits

It’s that time of the year, when people are setting goals and aspirations for the new year. In the spirit of intention setting and renewal, host Tobi Johnson shares some New Years resolution ideas for nonprofits in this episode, specifically about how they can better engage the community in their good works.

From cultivating gratitude and setting healthy boundaries to enhancing wellness and personal growth, this episode is packed with actionable insights to kick-start your nonprofit’s success in 2024. Her insights will inspire you to lead your nonprofit organization with intention. We hope this episode inspires you.  Happy New Year!

New Years Resolution Ideas – Setting the Course for the Year Ahead

It’s time to take steps to set a purposeful plan for 2024 and to set some intentions for your best year ever. Rather than creating an overly ambitious list of tasks, we’re sharing ways to set intention that feel good and focus on our health, wellness, balance, and overall effectiveness of our work.

New Years Resolution Ideas – Key Tips That Promote Wellness 

Cultivating gratitude is the gift that keeps on giving – it helps us and those we are thanking. Learn how to express gratitude within your organization through thank-you notes, emails, videos, and more. By prioritizing self-care, we ensure we can be fully present for others. Discover the importance of setting aside “me time” and finding ways to stay active and engaged away from the desk. Equally important is to set healthy boundaries. Explore the power of personal mantras and “go-to no” phrases to maintain a healthy work-life balance.

New Years Resolution Ideas – Show Highlights

00:30.5 New Years Resolutions for the betterment of nonprofits
02:03.3 Focus on wellness
05:04.1  Spend more time away from your desk
07:59.6 Expand the gratitude you give
13:01.9 Automate a repetitive or inefficient task
15:51.7 Practice setting healthy boundaries
23:15.8 Learn something new

New Years Resolution Ideas – Quotes from the Episode

“I’m not big about setting huge resolutions that are hard to reach and that we end up beating ourselves up about for not reaching. I’m not about that at all. I’m about aspiration and intention. We wanna do our best, the best we can to do things that we know are already good for us.”

“If you can align more of what you’re good at and more of what you like doing in your work, the more you can do that, the less likely you’re gonna be burned out, and the more likely your work is going to light you up.”

“Expanding the gratitude is good for not only the people you’re thanking, but also for yourself.”

“If you’re not taking care of yourself, you’re not very good at taking care of other people.”

“Learning is fine on your own, but I am actually a fan of learning with other people. I think social learning is more fun, and I think it’s really important to building relationships and keeping us healthy as humans.”

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