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How Nonprofits and Board Members Can Respond to COVID-19 


Frequently Asked Questions and Helpful Resources

Nonprofits all over the country are asking the same questions. Because of this, we compiled some of the most common ones we are seeing in our community and our Ask-the Expert team provided answers. We've also compiled helpful resources for nonprofit leaders from a variety of sources. 

Ask-an-Expert Email Service

Boardsource has been working with and supporting nonprofit boards and leaders for 30 years. The expertise we’ve gained informs our members-only Ask-an-Expert email service, which provides you with the opportunity to ask one of our experts questions related to best governance practices via email. Our experts are hard at work answering questions from nonprofit leaders about challenges their organizations are facing while their communities are affected by COVID-19. 

Share Your Story: Success in Responding to COVID-19

No organization is alone in facing the challenges of COVID-19. All nonprofits address changing environments in their own way, and so we’re sharing your stories of success and innovation to celebrate resourcefulness while also providing a path for other leaders to follow. Read more and share. No organization is alone in facing the challenges of COVID-19. All nonprofits address changing environments in their own way, and so we’re sharing your stories of success and innovation to celebrate resourcefulness while also providing a path for other leaders to follow. Read more and share. 

Blog: What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation

As the world responds to the threats of COVID-19, many nonprofits and their boards are wrestling with difficult questions and decisions. In these uncertain times, as the situation rapidly changes, the board needs to provide steady and adaptive leadership in partnership with and in support of the CEO.

Virtual Board Meetings

With most of the country practicing social distancing, many nonprofits are unable to continue with previously scheduled in-person board meetings. But that doesn't mean that the board shouldn't be meeting at all. In a challenging and rapidly changing environment, effective board meetings take on even more importance. Has your board discussed how it can meet virtually?

You can read more about virtual meetings here in our downloadable publication, Virtual Meetings Untangled. We are offering this publication as a free, immediate download during this time.