The Importance of Team Happiness in a Nonprofit


Team Happiness




  1. the state of being happy.


We all spend A LOT of time at work and with our colleagues. We often develop friendships with some of our colleagues that influence our personal happiness, but in this webinar, we will look at our happiness with our team as a whole and how that influences our team performance.

Team happiness is a leading indicator of team performance yet is often not a metric that is measured or tracked by nonprofit leaders or organizations. The good news is that regardless of your title or role in your team, YOU can help influence your team’s happiness and implement ideas to help improve the team’s happiness.

In this 30-minute free recorded webinar, we focus on three learning objectives:

  • Understanding the value of measuring team happiness
  • Awareness of different methods of measuring team happiness
  • How to implement a hypothesis to improve team happiness


Team Happiness

Meet the Presenters

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Bethany Planton, GPC

Bethany Planton is the Founder and CEO of bmpconsulting, a consulting firm located in Louisville, Kentucky. After earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Communications Studies from Ball State University, Bethany got her start in the grant profession as an AmeriCorps VISTA member in 2011. Bethany has worked with many different organizations such as arts and culture, after school youth programming, historic preservation, healthcare, community centers, etc. to secure more than five million dollars in federal, state, and foundation funds. Bethany earned a Graduate Certificate in Nonprofit Administration from Western Kentucky University in 2015, the Grant Professionals Certification from the Grant Professionals Certification Institute in 2016, and the Social Media Strategist certification from the National Institute for Social Media in 2020. Bethany loves reading and talking about it in bmpconsulting’s nonprofit book nook, traveling (anywhere and everywhere), and cheering on The Ohio State Buckeyes.

Agile Coach

Diane H. Leonard,

Diane Leonard is a Registered Scrum Trainer, Registered Scrum Master, Registered Product Owner, and Scrum@Scale Practitioner credentialed by the Agile Education Program powered by Scrum Inc.

Diane is also a Grant Professional Certified (GPC) and Approved Trainer of the Grant Professionals Association along with a Certified Virtual Trainer through espeakers. 

Diane’s passion for building capacity in nonprofit organizations is the link between her early career work  as a grantmaker and now as a nonprofit consultant. Diane and her team at DH Leonard Consulting & Grant Writing Services have secured more than $94 million dollars since 2006 in competitive grant awards for their clients. The team began utilizing the Scrum framework in 2016 both to run their own teams, and also to help their nonprofit clients improve their grant seeking processes and overall operations efficiency. As a result of adopting Scrum, the daily operations and efficiency of the DH Leonard Consulting team has significantly improved and more importantly, their nonprofit clients that are engaged in the Scrum framework have seen an increase in their success percentage for applications as well as overall dollars awarded.

When not working with her team on improving the capacity of nonprofit organizations, Diane can be found in the 1000 Islands, out for a run, or drinking a strong cup of coffee.