How can nonprofits help their employees during these hard times?
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Hi, this is carol and i’m here with another ask me anything video. and today’s question is how can nonprofits help their employees during these difficult times? well, it really is a difficult time. what we know is that there are actually more women that work in nonprofits than men.
And we also know that women are losing jobs during this pandemic because of the strains of taking care of children and home schooling and also just from layoffs. so it really is a stressful time for many nonprofit employees.
So how do you help your staff? well, one thing you need to do is make sure you have really good open and clear communication. make sure you’re talking to your staff, let them know what decisions are coming down the pipeline.
Let them know, for instance, if your nonprofit is financially stable, that you have a plan in place to make sure that their job is going to be secured in the long run.
There’s also some really great things that you can do just when you have your staff meetings and when you’re starting to try to connect. I know it’s hard, especially if you’re remotely working and you have people on zoom for staff meetings, but trying to take some time to do a little bit of light fun activities.
There’s a lot of really cool things that you can do out there, even maybe hiring a facilitator to manage a couple of their staff meeting so that you can start to really get your staff feeling like a team even though they can’t all work together.
So those are a couple of things that you can do as a nonprofit to start really taking care of your staff, communicate, and have some fun. have a great week and make sure if you have any questions or if you need any help with anything that you’re struggling with right now, you can reach out to us at ‘email@example.com‘
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