• Virtual Community

In these difficult times, ADO has ways for our community to connect online for support and idea sharing.


We have set up a Facebook group, called ADO Community Group, to serve as a forum for local nonprofit staff and volunteers to ask questions, discuss challenges, share best practices and great ideas…and keep each other's spirits up! If you're on Facebook and would like to join, please click here and ask to be added to the group.


ADO is offering a bi-weekly video conference call every other Wednesday at 1:00 pm. Bring questions, ideas, and concerns to discuss, or just tune in to see some familiar faces. This is a free video call using Zoom, so please join from a laptop, tablet, or smartphone with camera capabilities.  Click on the links below to register and you will receive the dial-in information in the confirmation email.


Have you been told it’s time to work from home? Are you new to it? Here are some crowdsourced tips to help you be successful:

    • Establish a routine as soon as possible.
    • Get up, shower, get dressed, and "go" to work even if it's a laptop at the dining room table. Wear something that makes you feel good, whether it’s your best pearls or favorite sweats.
    • If possible, start your day with some physical activity. It gets you moving and maybe even out of the house. Once you go to your desk, it might be hard to leave.
    • Plan your meals and snacks. If you have goals to lose weight or eat healthier, it's easy to get derailed working from home. It's also easy to skip meals.
    • Don't be afraid to pick up the phone. If you are used to communicating with your colleagues in person, it's easy to misread your tone via electronic communication. It's also faster than going back and forth on your messaging platform. If there are people you simply enjoy chatting with at work every day, keep chatting with them.
    • Take stretch breaks. Go for walks. You're not commuting, not going out to lunch - you have time.

Looking for more tips? These blogs could help:

How to Work From Home: 20 Tips From People Who Do It Successfully

8 Remote Working Tips for Beginners

How to Actually Be Productive When You're Working From Home

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