Reopening, Hybrid Work, and Why are the Guidelines Constantly Changing? Aaaaarrrrgh!

Wednesday, June 23, 2021 -
10:30am to 12:00pm EDT
Virtual Meeting - Register by 6/22
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The Foundation Administrators Network (FAN) is a Philanthropy New York professional peer network of HR and operations professionals at member grantmaking organizations. FAN hosts quarterly meetings on a broad range of topics relevant to HR and operations administration. 

Now that things are opening up everywhere, what about your office? Are you looking at next week, next month, after Labor Day? Will all of your staff be back, or just some portion, or are you developing a flexible, hybrid work arrangement? And with the NY HERO Act and new masking/unmasking guidelines, what kind of policy should you be creating/adapting?

Following last month's compliance workshop, it seems crucial, with all of the brand new guidelines and legislation, to review where compliance issues stand NOW. While the CDC has lifted mask recommendations for vaccinated persons, will you follow suit? What if any of your staff, for instance, have children under 12 or immuno-compromised family members at home, or are immuno-compromised themselves? The recently-signed NY HERO Act and its requirements will also be reviewed.

Employers will need to take all of these guidelines into account as they plan their re-openings, in addition to more logistical matters. There have been a number of articles lately regarding employee reluctance to return to the office. Ways that employers can address this, through staggered staff returns and hybrid work schedules, will be discussed. What are the best practices in flexible arrangements? What are the pitfalls to avoid?

Please join us with your questions - and even your frustrations! - as we hear from knowledgeable presenters, experienced practitioners, and our peers.

  • Updates to NY and CDC guidelines and how to stay in compliance
  • Overview of the NY HERO's Act and what that could mean for employers
  • Best practices from funders and nonprofits who have operated in hybrid models before and during the pandemic
  • How to adapt your company policies, benefits, and communications as you transition to a hybrid model
  • Considerations for facilitating or requiring employees to be vaccinated
  • Considerations for facilitating employee productivity and connectedness in new hybrid workplace


Designed for

All interested members, especially members of FAN, as well as prospective FAN members who have a responsibility for foundation administration, including human resources and operations. What to expect: presentation followed by breakout discussion.


10:30 AM - 12:00 PM Program

Members: To register yourself and/or a colleague at your organization, please log in and click the Register Now link above. (no fee)

Registration is required by June 22ndRegistrants will receive the webinar link a day prior to the program. 

*Reminder: As always, creating a confidential space at network meetings is very important. Please do not share specific details from the meetings with individuals outside the network.*

Please note: To ensure fairness among our members, we reserve the right to limit the number of attendees per organization for select professional development programs.

Please email with questions or for further information on this program or on eligibility.

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