Leaders are conscious of the need to protect their staff from burnout, according to a briefing on the challenges charity leaders are currently facing during the Covid-19 crisis. The briefing was published by the Institute for Voluntary Action Research (IVAR) and is the fourth in its series.
IVAR heard from 28 charities between 17 and 23 April through online support sessions. Charity leaders talked about the pressures and emotional impact of steering their organisations through the current Covid-19 crisis.
The briefing finds that voluntary, community and social enterprise (VCSE) leaders are dealing with complex situations in which multiple new problems have arisen at once. Leaders are trying to protect staff and volunteers against burnout, as many are facing challenges in their day to day lives as a result of the pandemic. These challenges surround childcare, caring responsibilities, isolating home working and many other factors.
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