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Webinars

October 7th, 3-5pm, Facilitate Exponential Conversations Online from XCHANGE

Recorded: How to Safely Bring Employees Back to Work from Traverse Connect


Resources
Virtual

Emergency Remote KitsLogMeIn
LogMeIn/GoToMeeting provide meeting, webinar, remote server access services. They are offering 3 months of free services to nonprofits.

Resources for Remote Work, TechSoup
The resources we're providing (most of which are free) are options that can be implemented relatively quickly, with little to no external IT support needed to do so and with a focus on remote communications and information sharing solutions.

Virtual Team Building Exercises, Mind Tools
Building connections when you're working remotely.

Working in a Virtual TeamMind Tools
Using technology to communicate and collaborate.

Operations/Safety

Resources & Supplies for reopening safely, Traverse Connect
Suppliers and procedures for everything you need to protect employees and patrons.

MI Symptoms free online screening tool, MDHHS
A COVID-19 symptoms screening app to help employers comply with Executive Order 2020-97 and implement a COVID-19 symptoms screenin

Free Communications Support for NonprofitsGrammerly
This game-changing service to help you polish your communications is offered free for nonprofits through 2020!

Pro-Bono SupportCatchafire
Catchafire matches professionally-skilled volunteers with nonprofits and social enterprises. They are offering special assistance to any nonprofit whose work has been impacted by COVID-19. 

Volunteer PortalUnited Way of NWMI
Register your agency and post your most urgent volunteer needs. Local volunteers have access to an ever-changing list of opportunities.

Covid-19 Emergency Succession Plan TemplateClarity Transititions
There may be nonprofit leaders who need to step away to take care of themselves, their families and protect those they serve. This template includes a formal designation of temporarily acting successors, a plan for staff duties, and a short emergency operations checklist.

Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage KitThe Communications Network
A crowdsource compendium of best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits covering many of the tasks you’re likely attending to.

 

Articles & Videos

Best Employer Practices Adapted for COVID-19
In this 1 hour video, Lakeshore Advantage talks with employers about new policies and practices they use with employees, suppliers and customers in these times of COVID-19.

No Business Continuity Plan? Take These 4 Steps 
Follow these four steps to bolster resilience and minimize the long-term, costly impacts of ANY interruption to ‘normal operations.

Zoom Exhaustion is Real
We're feeling it y'all. Here are six ways to manage Zoom so we can find balance and connection.

Basics of Participatory Virtual meetings
Participatory virtual meeting methods allow us to generate consensus with and gather data from important stakeholders, engage large groups, and efficiently seek the guidance of collaborators while maintaining social distancing and keeping meetings brief.

7 Tips for Managing Virtal Meetings With Care
On short, creative, body-wise virtual meetings.

Connect without Connecting – Physical Distance and COVID-19 
In a world moving more towards flexible work environments and remote workers, keeping our interpersonal connections in a time where physical connection isn’t possible may be as simple as looking at how we connect with our remote teams. 

11 Pitfalls of Remote Work and How to Avoid Them