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  • Writer's pictureHeidi Holliday

Taking Time to Reflect

Your to-do list is long, and growing daily. How will you open your office back up? How will you ensure the health and safety of your staff and clients? What happens if another distancing measure is necessary in the future?

With states beginning to lift stay home orders and businesses and organizations preparing to reopen, there will be pressure to return to business as usual (or at least, as usual as we can get under these circumstances.)

Times of crisis can highlight our organizational strengths, and also our weaknesses and opportunities to build capacity. Now - as the past several months are fresh in our minds - it is important to take a few minutes and reflect on what you and your staff have learned.

  • What have you and your organization and staff excelled at during the “stay at home” period?

  • What have been the “pain points” you and your staff have experienced during the “stay at home” period?

  • What vulnerabilities have you identified in your daily operations?

  • Do you have a succession plan in place? Does your key staff?

  • What do you need to address now to prepare for future emergencies?

The COVID-19 pandemic has reminded us that we are all vulnerable, nonprofits especially so. Make sure you are prepared for future emergencies by downloading our Pandemic Reflection Toolkit for use at your next staff or board meeting.

COVID-19 Reflection Toolkit
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Feeling stuck? The Idea Loom is available to help facilitate and record reflections, and develop resources like succession plans. Contact us for more information, and stay tuned for our June webinar with Nonprofit Connect on “Continuity in Crisis”.

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