Leading Through Crisis: Part 1 and Part 2 Now Available
These blogs and articles were jointly written by five people who specialize in working with nonprofit organizations. It is based on conversations all five have had with their clients and with one another since entering the time of COVID-19 in March. Please download and share this web page with others whom you believe would find the resources helpful.
- Forrest Alton, President, 1000 Feathers
- Cayci Banks, Vice President, 1000 Feathers
- Patrick Jinks, President, The Jinks Perspective
- Tom Klaus, PhD, President, Tenacious Change
- Charles Weathers, Founder, The Weathers Group
Forrest, Cayci, Charles, and Tom are each featured in a video interview with Patrick Jinks. Kudos to Patrick for an excellent job of making us all look good! Be sure to check out his YouTube channel for more great material. The interviews focus on different topics within the blogs and articles. To watch all four takes a little more than 75 minutes but I think you’ll find find them useful. They are presented in the order they were presnted through the month of April. On May 6th we added a fifth video featuring Madeleine McGee, President of TogetherSC, the statewide association of nonprofit organizations. Madeleleine added to the conversation by providing a wide-angle view of leading through crisis.
Forrest Alton – 1000 Feathers – April 8, 2020
Cayci Banks – 1000 Feathers – April 15, 2020
Charles Weathers – The Weathers Group – April 22, 2020
Tom Klaus – Tenacious Change – April 29, 2020
Madeleine McGee – TogetherSC – May 6, 2020
A Group Conversation – Leading In Crisis
This video was recorded on Friday, May 8th. It is included Patrick Jinks, Charles Weathers, Cayci Banks, Tom Klaus, and Forrest Alton, who facilitated it. It is about 50 minutes in length but it moves quickly. Please feel free to share.
Tools from Candid
The following tools were highlighted in a recent free webinar from Candid. Each are useful for understanding how philanthropic funding flows during a disaster.
- Funding Opportunities for COVID-19
- Measuring the State of Disaster Philanthropy – From Candid and the Center for Disaster Philanthropy
- Foundation Maps
- Training Opportunities – Many are free
For Self Care
The CIDRAP Viewpoint
CIDRAP is the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the Academic Research Center at the University of Minnesota.
COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint – Part 1 – Lessons Learned and Three Scenarios This brief (eight page) publication will be particularly useful to nonprofit and public leaders who are trying to forecast how to plan for the future. The paper compares COVID-19 to other influenza and other epidemic and pandemics. It describes lessons learned from the past and it outlines three possible scenarios for the future. If you are trying to figure out how to “think” about this pandemic and its impact on the future, this is an important read for you.
COVID-19: The CIDRAP Viewpoint – Part 2 – Crisis Communication This 12-page publication describes six principles of crisis communication which are relevant in the time of COVID-19. It also provides concrete recommendations for communication as well as describes four options for coming out of lockdown.
The Health Footprint of Pandemic
Victor Tseng (@VectorSting) is a physician at a VA hospital in Georgia. He has created a graphic on the “Health Footprint of Pandemic” that is worth examining and absorbing. It helps us understand that impacts of the pandemic are far reaching over time.
There is also a brief interview from a local news program, featuring another doctor, that uses this illustration and describes it more fully.
Dialogue4Health is a platform for sharing and learning about public health innovations and best practices. Its Web Forums (webinars) connect those working in public health with stakeholders in other sectors who have the power to deeply influence health outcomes. Many of their Web Forum are free but you need to sign up early because they fill up quickly. For exampl, the upcoming one on May 6th on Mental Health and COVID-19: How the Pandemic Complicates Current Gaps in Care and What Can Be Done is already full. Bookmark the Dialogue4Health website you can quickly and easy get their to learn about their upcoming Web Forums. Also, you can sign up to receive notices of upcoming Web Forums.
Other Useful COVID-19 Related Links for Nonprofits
Harvard Business Review: The Psychology Behind Effective Crisis Leadership This appears to be free to read online but if you wish to distribute as a PDF, there is some cost.
Nonprofit Quarterly: How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19
National Council of Nonprofits: Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills-What Do They Mean for Nonprofits
The Chronicle of Philanthropy: More U.S. Companies and Foundations Mobilize for COVID-19 Relief Efforts (Coronavirus Grants Roundup)
Georgia Center for Nonprofits: Nonprofit Guide to COVID-19 Planning
Nonprofit Risk Management Center: COVID-19: 5 Things to Know and Do
Maryland Nonprofits: COVID-19: What Nonprofits Need to Know About Coronavirus
Independent Sector: Information on COVID-19