Non-profits are trying to do good in the world, but that can seem a lot harder right now in today's divisive culture. Learn insights about how to navigate the negativity in this insightful podcast episode from the Do Good Better Podcast.
Patrick Kirby helps small- and medium-sized non-profits do good better. Join him with common decency expert, Colleen Doyle Bryant, in an engaging chat about how to do good better when the world around you feels so negative. Explore topics including:
- How can people trying to do good stay positive in the face of so much meanness?
- How can non-profits find common ground when board members, team members, or generations and cultures seem to have different value systems?
- Why is what non-profits are doing more important than ever?
After the free episode, if you're a subscriber to Do Good Youniversity, join Patrick and Colleen for a quick training session on 3 Communication Techniques that May Alienate Potential Supporters. Learn how communication styles today actually push people away, rather than draw them in toward cooperation and support.
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Is it getting easier to be mean?
"The obvious answer is that it’s a lot easier to be mean through electronic distance … but there’s a little more going on behind the scenes than that.
We’ve made being mean entertaining.
We know we have this potential as humans to care and to see harm and not to like it. But we’ve normalized seeing nastiness as entertainment.
So one thing we can all do, is not click and follow those sorts of things. Don’t be entertained by people being mean."
How do you find common ground between different value systems across generations and cultures?
"There are four core values that are the foundational building blocks for people to come together, to form relationships based in trust and fairness, so they can cooperate toward common goals.
…When we learn what those values really mean and how they really work, they give us a common language that can work across people…
They give you a way to communicate what you believe in terms other people will understand.