Resources for Working From Home Effectively As A Team

Published May 14, 2020
Language English

We have gathered resources internally and from members of the community to help provide guidance on what you can do to look out for yourself amidst this coronavirus pandemic. The full list is here. (Updated regularly)

This article is 2 of 4 in which we address needs that have arisen as a result of COVID-19. 

Photo by Gabriel Beaudryl  via Unsplash

With the COVID-19 pandemic and its implications continuing to unfold across the world, many businesses and organisations are shutting down.

While work from home is being implemented, and some projects have been put on hold, many organisations are grappling with how to continue the important and necessary work they do for their communities. Meetings take place over conference calls, events are moving online, and staff are learning to work together, separately – requiring more online office organisational tools and increased awareness of digital security. We’ve gathered some work resources to help your organisations work efficiently at this time. 

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1Collaboration Superpower’s Remote Resources during the Coronavirus

Many people are finding themselves working remotely unexpectedly because of COVID-19. If you and your team are suddenly remote, Collaboration Superpower has a few simple tips for working efficiently at home: from creating a dedicated workspace in your home, to creating a team agreement on expectations, to even having remote team building activities to improve team spirit. The website has more advanced tips such as how to focus on self-care and learning to set working boundaries while we work from home.  

Learn their tips for working efficiently remotely and watch their webinar here:

2Google For Nonprofits: Resources to help your nonprofit navigate uncertainty

G Suite for Nonprofits offers eligible nonprofits free access to productivity tools like Gmail, Docs, Calendar, Drive, and Meet, which can help your team collaborate remotely. With G Suite for Nonprofits, you can: collaborate using a shared document, video call, email list, or chat room, access important documents from anywhere by uploading them to Google Drive, expand your video conferencing capabilities with premium Google Meet features, which are now free to all G Suite for Nonprofits users through July 1, 2020.

Additionally, Google offers tips on supporting your staff and volunteers as they transition to working remotely and shifting to digital program delivery to provide ongoing support to beneficiaries.

Access all of Google’s free and discounted programs here:

3Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline

Access Now’s Digital Security Helpline works with individuals and organisations around the world to keep them safe online. If you’re at risk, they can help you improve your digital security practices to keep out of harm’s way. If you’re already under attack, they provide rapid-response emergency assistance.

Access Now is a free-of-charge resource for civil society around the world, offering real-time, direct technical assistance and advice to civil society groups & activists, media organisations, journalists & bloggers, and human rights defenders. The Helpline will walk you or your organisation through assessing the risks you face in your work, and together you’ll prioritise your digital security needs, resolve existing problems, learn some of the most important best practices, and help you get into a secure mindset for the future.

Learn more about keeping your organisation secure online here:

4Tech Soup’s Resource:  The Show Must Go On: Producing a Virtual Nonprofit Event

TechSoup is committed to equipping your nonprofit with the technology resources you need to meet your mission, serve your community, and support your staff. Specifically, their information and resources on producing successful virtual events is important as we all pivot from face-to-face events to virtual options. This includes webinars and courses on hosting events and the tools needed to do so. 

Learn more about bringing your events to the web here:

5Global Giving’s COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

Global Giving provides nonprofits with the tools, training, and support they need to become more effective. Now  they are offering a plethora of tips, tools, and resources to adapt your nonprofit programming to life during the COVID-19 Pandemic. Tips include how to better use video conferencing for meetings; tools include templates for communicating with donors; and resources include lists of free softwares, products, and more just for nonprofits. 

Find out everything they offer here: