A Day in the Life of a Quarantined Nonprofit Communicator – Ashirbad Raha

Ashirbad S. Raha

Welcome to the newest installment in our sequence on the “Day in the Life” of nonprofit communicators! This sequence helps you to describe your workday in your personal phrases.

Ashirbad’s Bio:

My identify is Ashirbad and I direct the communication vertical of the India workforce of a analysis group known as the Power Coverage Institute at the College of Chicago in New Delhi.

Since the pandemic unfold it’s tentacles, we now have been working from residence. Whereas there are challenges however the time misplaced in travelling to work (in my case it’s 3hrs on a regular basis) looks as if a large achieve and I typically attempt to use these hours to study from how different analysis organisations are telling their tales.

I work with 4 workforce members unfold throughout completely different geographies in India so even in a pre COVID world, a chunk of our coordination would occur through cellphone/chat in order that means, not a lot has modified. Simply that with the evolving nature of work and virtually each bit of work going digital, looks as if there may be an pressing must adapt, study and rewire our storytelling methods. It more and more seems like we’re at the daybreak of a new world!

You could find me on Twitter @AshirbadRaha.

Earlier than 8:00 a.m.

End morning rituals, test mailbox as soon as

8:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m

Eat a good breakfast after which begin with responding to pressing emails and sketching out the prime three “to-do” of the day.

10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

That is the best slot. My thoughts is working at close to 100% in the morning hours so I end any writing or content material/video evaluation duties throughout this hour. After which the subsequent is sequence of observe up emails with the workforce members and reviewing the traction that our social media handles might need bought after we had been asleep.

12:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m

That is primarily about wrapping up the precedence #1 job of the day.

Lunch time is nearly meals – away from work.

2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m

That is the time for any calls/WhatsApp chat with workforce members about smaller roadblocks and ending job quantity 2 and three of the day. As soon as achieved, the focus is to plan out to-dos for myself and workforce for the subsequent day.

That is additionally the time for recognizing/scanning some greatest practices from the sector which might then be included into our organisational work. There may be a lot on the market to study and adapt!

After 4:00 p.m.

I’ve been working from residence since the pandemic began gripping my metropolis – New Delhi, India. It’s been three months now. My work day typically will get over at 4:30pm however I do get again to my pc as soon as at 9:30 pm to handle any pressing emails which will have come in from workforce that works in a completely different time zone.

Thanks for sharing, Ashirbad!

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Writer: Kristina Leroux, COO and Neighborhood Engagement Supervisor

I’m the COO and Neighborhood Engagement Supervisor at Nonprofit Advertising Information.


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