Nonprofit and association leaders are certainly in an unprecedented time and the situation is rapidly changing. In many ways, you're asked to be the calm in the storm.
To assist you with the challenges this worldwide pandemic is creating, and to help you guide your ship to safety, nonprofit and association thought leaders are sharing the following resources:
Alyce Lee Stansbury has an excellent article on what to do if your nonprofit’s special event has been canceled or postponed. Ten ways to raise revenue in response to COVID19.
Frank Kenny has posted this article by Christina R. Metcalf for chambers of commerce that applies to all organizations serving communities. What role will your chamber play post-pandemic?
Monica Wofford, my colleague at Contagious Companies, has shared this video on how to lead in times of high stress.
ACCE (Association of Chamber of Commerce Executives) has this resource page on crisis management.
ASAE (American Society of Association Executives) has an active resource page on their website.
The Chronicles of Philanthropy has a compilation of useful resources.
The U.S. Chamber of Commerce Foundation has provided a customizable flyer for communicating actions being taken.
Beth Kanter has an excellent blog post with facilitation tips for conducting virtual meetings.
And, last but not least, I encourage you to take personal steps to manage your stress during these uncertain and unprecedented times. Here's a helpful post by
Psychology Today writer Shainna Ali Ph.D., LMHC, that offers four strategies to help you refocus and shake off the worries of the day.
I hope these resources will be helpful to you as we work through this situation together. Please comment below with what your organization is doing to adapt and add any links to resources that you have found helpful too.