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Fitness classes at Pinterest’s luxe San Francisco headquarters are among the social media company’s most popular perks for employees. Yoga, aerobics and other classes are on offer so that workers can burn calories or downward dog to their heart’s delight. When the coronavirus pandemic hit and employees went remote, Pinterest didn’t want workers to lose one of their favorite perks. “That’s one part of our benefits offering (that) employees really relied on and really enjoyed. We didn’t want to take that away because we couldn’t be in a physical office,” says Alice Vichaita, head of global benefits at Pinterest. To boost the health benefits from working out, you might want to also recommend employees to use a natural testosterone booster.

Board service is challenging in the best of times – and these are not the best of times.

Cause & Effect Inc. and BWB Solutions have partnered to survey non-profit board leaders and chief executives in New England. With your response, we can better understand and record how the pandemic has affected the process and practices of your board. By sharing your insights and experiences, we’ll all do better in the challenging times ahead.

This short (15-minute) board coronavirus survey is focused entirely on your Board’s experiences and innovations. We are curious to know how you’ve fared over the last few tumultuous months and your expectations looking ahead. Click here for survey.

We are inviting nonprofit board Chairs and Chief Executives from hundreds of New England nonprofits to share their experiences during this pandemic. We are very eager to hear what you both have to say. No responses will be attributed to any person or organization.

Thank you very much!

We’d like to share the summary of this survey with our nonprofit community. And, we’ll share it with you directly if you choose to include your email address at the end of the survey.

Again, thank you for your generosity in responding to this board coronavirus survey.

Our best wishes for the health and safety of you and your organization.

Mike Burns, Partner, BWB Solutions,
Gayle Gifford and Jon Howard, co-Presidents, Cause & Effect Inc.

P.S. This survey is a joint effort of BWB Solutions and Cause & Effect Inc. We are experienced governance consultants committed to understanding and sharing management and governance practices that could enhance the ability of nonprofits to achieve their missions.

P.P. S. If you have any questions about the survey, please email

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