The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

The LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest

It’s Friday, which means it’s time for another LinkedIn for Nonprofits Weekly Digest! Since we’re well over a year into the COVID-19 pandemic now, we thought it would be a good moment to share some resources that can help you assess, recalibrate, and move forward.

You’ll find articles to help you encourage corporate giving and hold more productive (and less draining meetings) with your team and board. We’ve also compiled guidance for managing your stress and staying on track, even as plans evolve.

Here are five must-read articles for nonprofits this week:

1. Leading Boards in a Virtual World (Stanford Social Innovation Review)

Worried your virtual board meetings aren’t as productive as in-person sessions? SSIR shares 13 ideas for keeping your board cohesive and effective in a remote setting, from adjusting the length and frequency of meetings to ensuring the chair is ready to take charge when conflicts arise.

2. To Lead Better Under Stress, Understand Your Three Selves (Harvard Business Review)

A year into the pandemic, you may have adjusted to your new working conditions, but that doesn’t mean they’re not still stressful—especially if you’re leading a stressed-out team. This article outlines a roadmap for healthier stress management, influenced by neuroscience, trauma-informed care, and attachment theory.

3. Plans Change And So Do Grant Applications (The NonProfit Times)

Making long-term strategic plans has been especially difficult during the pandemic, but your destination remains the same, even if the route you take has to evolve. Thomas Boyd, chief editorial consultant for The Grantsmanship Center, breaks down some steps nonprofits can take to stay the course, even as plans change around them.

4. How to Promote Corporate Giving Even Amidst COVID Cutbacks (Bloomerang)

Companies may be more cautious about their budgets right now, but that doesn’t mean that corporate giving is over. Bloomerang explores six examples of businesses engaging in philanthropic initiatives over the past year—and what nonprofits can learn from them to guide their corporate fundraising efforts in the months ahead.

5. 11 Ideas To Combat Zoom Fatigue At Your Nonprofit (CauseVox)

After a year of social distancing, many nonprofit professionals and volunteers are tired of communicating through their webcam. To ensure that video fatigue isn’t speeding up or amplifying burnout, check out these suggestions for reducing the negative impact that virtual meetings can have on your team’s well-being.

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