Charity communicator coronavirus resources

It’s safe to say all our lives have changed in the last couple of weeks. We are in the midst of unprecedented circumstances and the continuing uncertainty that coronavirus brings is one that is not going away any time soon. Almost overnight what we all considered to be  normal day-to-day life radically changed and now we must all find a way to cope with the new status quo of staying indoors, social distancing and finding new ways of working remotely.

The inescapable new reality we currently face brings with it the challenge of losing face-to-face contact with the people we as charity communicators are here to support and forces us all to think about how we can most effectively continue communicating in the weeks and months ahead. Strategic communications at times like these are more important than ever and we want you to know that we have your back for all the challenges to come. Charity communicators as ever play a vital role in mobilising support for our organisations and in shaping and amplifying a message of hope and agency in a time of crisis and we want to make sure you have the tools to do just that.

Remember: the charity community is strong and we will get through these difficult times together.

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Latest CharityComms tips for coping with coronavirus and changing ways of working

Crisis communications for charities: best practice guide

Digital remote working tools: sector tips 

Beyond numbers: the long-term impact of coronavirus on charities and why collaboration is so important

Top tips for parents working at home with kids during coronavirus


Useful sector resources to bookmark

Coronavirus: practical support and information – NCVO

Coronavirus updates: live blog – Third Sector

Free Coronavirus Resources for Charities – Lightful

Coronavirus Comms, Crisis Communication Best Practices – Empower

Coronavirus comms  planning ahead – Madeleine Sugden

Framing Covid19 – Frameworks Institute

COVID-19 (Coronavirus)  support and resources – PRCA

Coronavirus tech handbook – Newspeak House

Working from home retro – The Developer Society


More great reads from across the charity sector network

Work from home like a winner – Charity Nikki

Bring you whole shelf to work – The Unmistakeables

Ten tips for staying productive when working from home – Cantarus

Building a digital workforce – NCVO

How to get people to actually participate in virtual meetings – Harvard Business Review

How to run an online workshop – Brand by Me

10 tips for working from home – JustGiving


Advice for looking after wellbeing and mental health in turbulent times

Wellbeing guide for comms professionals – CharityComms

Five ways charity communicators can emotionally protect themselves – CharityComms

Coronavirus and your wellbeing – Mind

Looking after your mental health during the coronavirus outbreak – Mental Health Foundation

When home becomes the workplace: mental health and remote work – Forbes