COVID-19 Resources

Written by Bridget Scott, YNPN Greater Bflo Co-Director of Communications & Marketing

In this time of uncertainty, we realize how important it is for you to be well-equipped with resources that aide in the care of your mental and physical health. Whether that be tips on how to work from home, ways to help your local community, professional development opportunities to take advantage of right now, how to support the nonprofit community or different methods for taking care of your health – we’ve got you covered.

Take a look at our list of resources to get you through these unprecedented times. Have something you would like to add? Email us at ynpngreaterbflo@gmail.com!

Working From Home

Tips For Working From Home
Our favorite tip – avoid work creep! Working from home means that you are always around your work. Be sure to not let your work become too invasive in your personal life, ultimately causing burn out. Avoid work creep by setting specific work hours and sticking to them.

Setting Boundaries
Having trouble disconnecting? What about family members who may not understand your work hours? Forbes provides tips on how to set up the workplace boundaries…at home.

Nonprofits

Nonprofit Resources
How does a nonprofit navigate the world of social distancing appropriately? Check out the list our friends at AFP put together to get your organization through this.

How to Help Nonprofits
The Washington Post explains how nonprofits have been hit by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Community

Support Local, Eat Local
A list of local restaurants that are offering takeout and delivery.

WNY Response to COVID-19
The United Way has put together an extensive list of resources to get WNY through COVID-19.

Health

Pick Up A New Hobby
Try one of these quarantine-approved hobbies – maybe you will find a new passion!

Stay Fit & Healthy
Check out these free live-stream workout classes – living room yoga, anyone?!

Creating Mindfulness
Having anxious thoughts is nothing to be ashamed of – learn more about ways to deal with anxiety during a crisis.

Professional Development

Financial Tips for Dealing with the Economic Impact of the Coronavirus Pandemic
“Financial decisions made when we are emotionally flooded are almost always ill-advised. It is essential to calm down and get your rational brain back online.”

FREE Nonprofit Webinars
57 free nonprofit webinars? Sign us UP!

Social Distancing

An Astronaut’s Guide to Self-Isolation
Hear from those who know how to do it best – get tips and tricks from astronauts on what they recommend you do for self-isolation.

Make The Most of Your Time at Home
Just because we are stuck at home, doesn’t mean we can’t be productive. Check out these ways you can make the most of this time – including family dinner ideas!

Organizational Members

Our YNPN Greater Bflo organizational members are continuing to serve their incredible missions during this time – check it out!

ConnectLife – ConnectLife is ensuring that WNY maintains it’s critical blood supply. Now more than ever, your blood donation is needed. Please make your appointment to donate blood here. Blood donation is SAFE at this time.

Girl Scouts of Western New York – GSWNY is helping out our hometown heroes the best way they know how – cookies! Buy cookies from GSWNY and they will be donated to our dedicated neighbors fighting the virus on the front lines. Click here to buy.

Roswell Park Alliance Foundation – In addition to their every day care, Roswell Park Alliance Foundation has found innovative ways to take their fundraising virtual. Their head shaving program, Bald for Bucks, has gone virtual – and even schools are participating online! Roswell is also launching a new initiative, Team Roswell at Home. This campaign encourages our constituents to get creative and to pursue their passions through DIY, online fundraising.

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