In an age of social distancing, the connections between us have never been stronger. The coronavirus has now shown up in 175 countries, and in Boston, we are adapting responses from countries like South Korea and Italy as we seek to “flatten the curve."
This is why we need BNID. Local and global social problems - and the webs between them - are on display as never before. BNID’s purpose has always been to break down silos between social issues, organizational structures, and the imaginary divide between local and global.
But where to begin? Here are some places to start:
- Philanthropy Massachusetts has cultivated a list of responses and resources here.
- Impact Catalysts is spotlighting the response efforts of a different organization each day in their #CommunityOverCovid campaign
- Learn more about the work Grass Roots International is doing both in the United States and around the world.
- The Technology Exchange Lab (techxlab.org) is optimally organized to gather, evaluate, and disseminate information on both new and established devices. Their collaborators in this effort include the Ventilator Verification Project and the Ventilator Project with more relationships forming daily.
- Essential Partners led a series of public virtual dialogues from March 31st to April 14th as part of a larger effort to combat isolation and physical distancing. To support community-building efforts, they are sharing this package of materials—including scripts and resources for facilitators, hosts, participants, and tech support.
- Connect with one of the 250+ Boston-based organizations in our database, and support those at the frontlines of the global pandemic if you are able. A few organizations you should learn about are: Oxfam America, Partners in Health, and Build Health.