Challenges and responsibilities for non-profit leaders have increased exponentially with the pandemic.
This article encompasses the many challenges and is published by One-Justice, a legal resource business. I have given the website as a footnote below.
I can’t list all of the challenges covered, but I want to provide a list of priorities that require attention as non-profit leaders start to open up.
• Employee health and safety – regulations covering workplace safety
• Legal – contact legal experts – jurisdictional designations (remote services, sick leave, legal ethics). I had an ED ask me today if a mental health leave was ‘sick eave’.
• Human Resources and Operations – workers’ comp policy, furloughs and lay-offs are handled properly, return to the office plans, appropriate equipment for remote workers.
• Financial relief – use Payroll Protection Plan, contact funders, request relief from conversion of funds to general operations, work with Board on any layoffs or furloughs.
• Remote working – establish remote policies, safeguard confidential information.
• Program design – any change to ongoing programs, check with clients on service needs, check security measures for teleconferencing.
• Culture – promote self-care and coping resources; ensure transparency with staff and employees.
Even though the challenges seem exhaustive it is comforting to know where help is available. This information was found on the BoardSource website, a valuable tool for getting answers.
Author: Adrianne Geiger DuMond, Executive Coaches of Orange County, www.ECofOC.org