Organizational Development

A New Focus 2.0 on Bringing Recovery to Mental Health Month

Check out the newest edition of the Focus 2.0 newsletter! This issue examines the role people with lived experience of mental health conditions can play in Mental Health Month, provides an updated on our most recent training activities, and introduces a new feature, “Capacity Corner,” where we take a look at some common leadership challenges …

A New Focus 2.0 on Bringing Recovery to Mental Health Month Read More »

Focus 46: Passing the Torch: Sustainability and Leadership Transition

One of the greatest challenges that any small nonprofit can face is maintaining its focus and momentum through times of change. The grassroots consumer mental health organizations that house the voice of so many people with lived experience often come into existence as a result of the passion and vision of a committed, motivated leader. …

Focus 46: Passing the Torch: Sustainability and Leadership Transition Read More »

News and Notes for #GivingTuesday

Today is #GivingTuesday. What’s #GivingTuesday? It’s an idea that began a few years ago, and grew out of the tradition of Black Friday shopping, and the more recent growth of Cyber Monday, the day dedicated to online shopping. During the holiday season, we spend a lot of time and energy on searching out bargains and …

News and Notes for #GivingTuesday Read More »

CAFE TAC News and Notes for July 27, 2016

This week marks the 26th Anniversary of the signing of the Americans with Disabilities Act. This landmark piece of legislation guaranteed that citizens with disabilities would have the same access to public spaces, rights in the workplace, and ability to access public transportation as their fellow Americans. And that includes Americans with psychiatric disabilities! While …

CAFE TAC News and Notes for July 27, 2016 Read More »

Make Your Voice Heard through Boards, Committees and Councils

One of the goals of the mental health consumer movement is to change the system. People with lived experience want a more compassionate system of care, that sees people with mental health challenges as experts in their own lives, relies on recovery principles, and considers the strengths of an individual as a whole person, instead …

Make Your Voice Heard through Boards, Committees and Councils Read More »

Managing Peer Support Employees Experiencing Mental Health Crisis

For any organization, recruiting, managing and retaining qualified professional staff is an essential part of doing business. For consumer mental health organizations, taking care of their employees while providing quality services to the community is an even more complex challenge. Not only must organizations ensure that the supports and services their employees provide are of …

Managing Peer Support Employees Experiencing Mental Health Crisis Read More »

CAFE TAC Presents: Conflict Resolution: Challenging Organizational Change and Growth

As consumer organizations grow and change, they can experience internal conflict about the path they will take through that growth. Advocates within organizations can share convictions about the importance of mental health, while disagreeing vehemently about how to move their organization forward. So how can organizations manage those conflicts, and find a way to turn …

CAFE TAC Presents: Conflict Resolution: Challenging Organizational Change and Growth Read More »

Need Help With Your Board of Directors? Check Out “Board to Death!”

The CAFE TA Center is pleased to announce its newest online training, Board to Death: Wake Up Your Board of Directors. One of the big challenges in operating a consumer-run organization is keeping a Board of Directors up and running. What are the Board’s responsibilities? What do Board members need to know? How can an organization …

Need Help With Your Board of Directors? Check Out “Board to Death!” Read More »

Closing the Circle: Cross Disability Collaboration for Systems Change

The work of systems change can be daunting. Fortunately, behavioral health advocates are not alone in facing that challenge. There are individuals with all types of disabilities and their advocates across the country that have also been working to make the system more responsive over the years. The CAFE TA Center believes that by working …

Closing the Circle: Cross Disability Collaboration for Systems Change Read More »