Planning for Reopening

During the pandemic, many nonprofits have temporarily shut their doors, while others have ramped up to provide essential services. How do we plan for the coming year, knowing that there is no going back to “normal”?


Considerations for reopening

Join Washington Nonprofits Considerations for Reopening: 4-part online series – July 2020

The next year or more will look different from any other we have experienced. We will be living with uncertainty and public health considerations and advisories are expected to change regularly. How are nonprofits adapting to this new environment? How can we balance concern for safety with resuming critical community services? What sort of “new normal” can we expect?

We are building the road as we walk it. In this series, we are asking leaders from organizations that are ahead of the curve to share their journey with us and help us understand what we all need to be thinking about as many of us resume our work.

Register for all four sessions for $25 or individual sessions for $10/session. Members of Washington Nonprofits can attend for free with the discount code found on the member resources page.

Part 1: Getting Up and Running
Tuesday, July 7, 2020
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Learn more & register

Part 2: Safe Start Washington Briefing for Nonprofits
Wednesday, July 8, 2020
2:30PM – 3:30PM
Learn more & register
Free

Part 3: Caring for Our People
Thursday, July 9, 2020
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Learn more & register

Part 4: Imagining the Workplace of the Future
Thursday, July 16, 2020
2:00PM – 3:30PM
Learn more & register


General Reopening Resources

Washington State Coronavirus Information & Resources – This is the main page with links to information about SafeStart and public health guidelines for businesses and individuals.

Washington State Department of Labor & Industries (L&I) COVID-19 Resources – This page offers easy access to information on Workplace Safety and Health, Worker’s Compensation, and other guidance and resources for COVID-19 topics related to L&I.

Washington State COVID-19 Response “New Normal” Planning – This document was prepared by the Boston Consulting Group for Seattle Challenge and the Washington Roundtable. It provides some good information for businesses, including a checklist and things to think about to ensure workplace safety.

Small Business COVID-19 Impact Webinar – A free webinar on small business issues related to COVID-19 and state resources, presented by the Washington State Department of Labor & Industries Small Business Liaison Team, available on multiple dates.

CDC Coronavirus Business FAQ – Answers to frequently asked questions.

CDC Guidance on Face-to-Face Interaction with Clients – How to maximize safety during in-person interactions.

Back to Work Toolkit – Toolkit developed by a coalition of business groups and chambers in the Seattle Metro area.

Creating a Safe Workplace – Guides from the Cleveland Clinic.


Nonprofit-specific Resources

Washington Nonprofit’s Safety & Health in Nonprofits online toolkit – The Safety and Health in Nonprofits toolkit puts information customized to nonprofits into the hands of executive directors and board members so they can operationalize safety and health within their organizations. It provides “grab and go” tools to bring into board and staff meetings so you can focus on what you do best.

Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-Engagement – This guide was created by our sister organization in North Carolina.

Crisis Response Toolkit – Toolkit for nonprofits responding to COIVD-19 developed by Category One Consulting and available as a free online tool.

Tough Times Call for Tough Actions – Decision-making framework for nonprofits from SeaChange.

Help with Scenario Planning – 501 Commons’ volunteer consultants can help your organization with planning for several different scenarios so you are ready for changing conditions. And the finance team can help with cashflow projections and financial planning.

About Laura Pierce 47 Articles
Laura Pierce is the Executive Director of Washington Nonprofits.