Over the past ten weeks we’ve all had to adapt to a new way of life and a new way of working. As our Foundation team has been adjusting to working remotely and talking about what the next few months will look like, we’ve been collecting resources, tools, and exercises to help us work effectively while also taking some time to take care of ourselves.
Resources for Working Effectively During a Pandemic
We’re all working from home. How do we do that effectively? An article from NTEN, an organization working to support the use of technology in the nonprofit sector. This blog post provides a list of tips for working from home, including tools on easier communication with your team and ways to set up your home work space.
Virtual Meetings Untangled An e-book published by BoardSource, and they’re currently offering it for free! About 20 pages of reading, this resource provides tips and leading practices on effectively planning virtual board meetings and engaging board members when you’re unable to meet face-to-face. It also touches on the importance of updated bylaws and the legality of voting virtually.
Running Effective Virtual Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement A blog post from Beth Kanter, author of The Happy Healthy Nonprofit (you may remember Beth Kanter from our Healthy Workplace Open House two years ago). Beth’s post includes tips for hosting virtual meetings and actively engaging participants.
5 Things Managers Can Do During COVID-19 A blog by Taylor Adams, Manager of Workplace Mental Health at Mental Health America. This blog discusses a few things managers can do to support the mental health of their staff while working remotely.
8 Tips for Nonprofits to Boost Resilience During a Pandemic Another blog post from Beth Kanter. Her tips include taking a break from the news; making time to socialize with friends and family through phone, FaceTime, or Zoom; and focusing on positive thoughts.
Coping Mechanisms and the COVID-19 Pandemic A great 9-minute interview with Bucknell psychology professor Anna Baker, from our own local public media station, WVIA.