Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Time warp plus whiplash = timelash?

I'll get back to writing...soon.

On March 1, 2020,  I  delivered a manuscript to a publisher for a book called How We Give Now. It is scheduled to be on bookshelves in Fall 2021. So, I've been in a time warp for some time. Ask yourself this question - how will we be giving a year from now? and then try to write a book about it now. It's a whiplash in time. Amazingly enough, chapter 10 of the eleven chapters is a thought experiment on giving in disasters - guiding people through the plusses and minuses of all the ways we give our time, money, and data. (I'll no doubt be updating that chapter when the manuscript comes back from peer review).

These moments, with rapidly changing information and intensity of emotions, spark familiar feelings, fears and anxieties for many of us, and are brand new for some. Some people are functioning well now, others aren't; and we are likely to change places on that spectrum many times in coming days and weeks.

So, here are a few wonderful crowdsourced resources for nonprofits, virtual work, and tech that I have found and wanted to share.

Hats off to those who are curating these, thank you. Feel free to suggest others.

Many things nonprofit-related:

From Beth Kanter, Janet Fouts, Linda Baker, Sarah Goddard, Susan Tenby, Wendy Harman, Meico Marquette Whitlock, Barbara O’Reilly, Jessie Mooberry, Farra Trompeter

Virtual meeting facilitation from Beth Kanter

Digital tools for churches: 

Coronavirus tech handbook:

Nonprofit finance book (NFF)

Fundraiser Sarah's tips

Ontario Nonprofit Network

 Please, take care of yourselves, your loved ones and your communities. If you can help someone today, do it. Stay physically distant but socially connected.

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