Non-profit boards and COVID-19

What is the role of the board of directors within a public health emergency? Non-profit organizations across Canada are working hard to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic in order to continue providing essential services in their communities and, at the same time, they need to manage the impact on their own sustainability. Difficult decisions must Continue Reading

Keeping volunteers engaged while programs and services are suspended due to COVID-19

In the best of times, good volunteer management entails keeping volunteers engaged – with their tasks, with the clients they serve, with the mission of your organization. After all, this is probably what drew them to you in the first place, and certainly is what motivates them to stay with you. What to do when Continue Reading

Social Distancing in the Social Sector: The Volunteering Lens of Covid 19

Volunteer engagement, within the context of a public health crisis, raises many questions as organizations assess the evolving risks and needs in our communities. Ramping-up, closing-down, or modifying services?  Some organizations have increased their services to respond to the enhanced vulnerabilities that come with social distancing and self-isolation.  Others are attending to the anxieties and Continue Reading