This week, we’re rounding out our Top 10 blog posts of the year. The posts below were the most shared and discussed, and many of them prompted thoughtful replies and inquiries from our partners. As always, if you see something below that inspires you and spurs a project idea, we are more than happy to have a phone call or sync up for a meeting.

Our Top 10, Part 2

  • #5 – Supporting the Mental Health of Children – Data suggest one in six children is living with a treatable mental or behavioral health condition. This piece generated lots of discussion about potential projects for supporting the mental health of young people in Louisiana. We’re hoping to see more proposals in 2020 addressing this critical need.
  • #4 – Navigating Shame — No matter what part of the nonprofit sector we work in, our clients deserve our very best. Shame, a biological response that overwhelms our executive function, is one of the most disruptive influences in giving our best. Navigating shame is an essential tool to creating courageous, vulnerable leadership.
  • #3 – Video: Blue Cross Named Part of 2019’s The Civic 50 — We were thrilled, honored and pleasantly surprised to be named to the Points of Light Foundation’s The Civic 50 list this year. This moment was an important milestone for us and we are grateful so many of you shared this video and many kind messages about our employees’ volunteerism.
  • #2 – Video: Solving the Nursing Shortage in Northeast Louisiana — A coalition of partners in Northeast Louisiana, convened by Workforce Development Board 83, has been implementing a collaborative approach to training more nurses to close to critical gap in healthcare. Like the mental health piece above, this article generated lots of discussion about the potential for similar investments around the state. We are hoping to see additional healthcare human capital projects in 2020.
  • #1 – How much does nonprofit burnout cost donors and investors? — Far and away, this was the most shared/liked/discussed article we published this year. It’s a look at the nonprofit starvation cycle and the lasting damage of unrealistic funder expectations. We are attempting to do our part and are working to share this message to support a change in funding culture in the years to come.

Thank you for all of your support and kindness this year. From our team to yours, we wish you the very best and hope you enjoy a restful and replenishing holiday.


Michael Tipton
President, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana Foundation
Head of Community Relations


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