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Resources for Preparing for COVID-19 and Other Emergencies

Posted Mar 12, 2020 02:55 PM
The recent outbreak of COVID-19 is causing nonprofits to reevaluate how prepared they are for emergencies. We’ve been monitoring the situation closely and have assembled resources to help your organization adjust to this new reality.

New emergency preparedness website

501 Commons and Tech Impact have teamed up to launch a brand new website dedicated to helping organizations adapt their work practices in this unforeseen emergency.

Visit for a list of resources and timely updates on how technology can be your friend in dealing with emergencies. We are providing guidance on how to prevent work disruptions, and stay connected to files, data, and colleagues while while some or all staff members are working remotely. We also provide advice on management practices and HR policies that support remote work.

Sign up for free email updates about technology tools, HR policies, and other practices helpful in pandemic, severe weather conditions, or other emergencies.

Informative webinar

This free webinar was offered on March 18 to help your organization maintain a productive work environment when offices/program sites are being shut down or limited and people are self-quarantined because they are ill or may have been exposed to the virus. With the proper tools remote work can help you continue your mission.

Join us for a presentation and Q&A with technology experts about how to get the right technology in place and minimize disruptions. Sometimes this technology is already right at your fingertips.

Watch recording:  Prepare Your Nonprofit for Smooth Sailing Through COVID-19

The presenters will cover:

  • Options for cloud productivity tools such as email and file sharing.
  • Tech policies for people working remotely and using personal devices.
  • Ways to start delivering programs and services remotely, in under a month.
  • A few tips for sanitizing your tech devices (always a good idea!).
Check back for additional webinar.

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