Today’s installment of our Top 5 blog series will discuss the Top 5 ways to build digital connectivity. In our current environment, building capacity to operate digitally is paramount… and can be daunting. Below are some tips for making social connections during this time of physical distancing.


  1. Spitfire Strategies shares a useful guide to mastering virtual meetings.Conducting remote check-ins and continuing operations as usual requires a cultural change for most organizations. In this blog post, Spitfire Strategies’ President Kristen Grimm shares tips on planning and implementing virtual meetings, and how to make them as powerful and effective as in-person gatherings. Click here to learn more.

  2. Cvent’s Ultimate Guide to Virtual Events provides an overview of the many ways to translate in-person programs to online experiences. Many groups are facing the choice of canceling, postponing, or adapting already scheduled programs and events in light of physical distancing. Cvent’s in-depth guide to virtual events is a useful tool for learning how to effectively host a range of digital programs, including promoting the event, engaging attendees, creating memorable moments, and achieving successful outcomes. Click here to learn more.
  3. Techsoup’s Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak identifies available digital resources your organization can use. By now we’re all familiar with Zoom happy hours and FaceTime check-ins, but many nonprofit organizations require additional digital infrastructure support to maintain operational capacity and provide employees and clients with what they need to thrive in a remote setting. Techsoup’s guide to remote work resources is a useful overview of free or low-cost IT tools to streamline continuity of service provision. Click here to learn more.
  4. McKinsey provides an overview of best practices for organizations to adapt workplace learning in the time of coronavirus. Once your organization is up and running remotely, there are opportunities to continue capacity building virtually. In this guide, McKinsey shares tactical steps that leaders can consider to protect employees, adapt programs and delivery, and establish and expand virtual live learning. Click here to learn more.

  5. 1832 Communications shares tips for “Distance Socializing” and connecting with your community of supporters. Organizations have to consider the digital needs of their employees, supporters, and program recipients. Beyond having a digital capacity to connect, it’s important to foster community even from a distance. 1832 Communications has shared tips on how to check in and socialize with stakeholders when we cannot catch up in person. Click here to learn more.

These are just a few resources to help your organization become digitally nimble and make the most of the current moment. We’d love to hear how your organization is transitioning to a digital environment—please share any tips or resources you’ve found helpful with us in the comments or tag them on our social media pages, we’d love to connect!

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