COVID-19 / Coronavirus

We have compiled a library of crisis fundraising advice, articles, opinions, webinars, videos and resources in the wake of the new coronavirus and its impact on the nonprofit sector.

In Case of Emergency: Showing Consideration for Donors, Volunteers And Colleagues When Disaster Strikes

One of the biggest lessons I’ve learned from the COVID-19 pandemic is that it’s important to recognize when others are having a very different life experience than I am. I’ve also seen how this relates to times when donors, volunteers, and colleagues are dealing with a disaster in their region.  [...]

How to Navigate the Post-COVID Novel Nonprofit Economy

We are witnessing the rise of a new generation of donors and nonprofit employees. Brian Solis, Global Innovation Evangelist and Digital Anthropologist, calls this Generation Novel, or Gen N. This is an evolution, accelerated by the COVID pandemic and social upheaval, from what he previously called Generation Connected, or Gen [...]

How to Promote Corporate Giving Even Amidst COVID Cutbacks

Budgets slashed, companies (both non- and for-profit) faced furloughs and cutbacks, and even now, events are significantly limited or on-hold. It may seem like a bleak outlook for nonprofit organizations. But the good news is that businesses and individuals are still prioritizing giving so you can still promote corporate giving.  [...]

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Should You Aggressively Promote Legacy Giving When People are Dying?

It’s a pandemic. People are dying. A lot of them. So should fundraisers no longer promote legacy giving during this time because it appears ‘unseemly’ to talk to folks about death right now?Or should they go the other way and promote legacy giving aggressively, seeking to get into donors’ wills [...]

For the Love of Fundraising: I Wish I’d Thought of That in the Time of Coronavirus

If 2020 showed us anything, it’s that fundraising isn’t easy. Raising money for a non-profit can be stressful at the best of times, but lately it’s been even more challenging.  When coronavirus arrived, an unwelcome visitor on all our shores, lockdowns quickly followed. We were all afraid for ourselves and [...]

4 Ways to Use Stability to Achieve Organizational Agility in Challenging Times

Researchers have uncovered a key component of organizational agility, and it's not what you might expect. A study by Elaine Pulakos and Rob Kaiser published in Consulting Psychology Journal: Practice and Research (2019) reveals stability as an essential part of agility. This finding seems counterintuitive—isn't agility all about change? Yes, [...]

Reimagining the Nonprofit Board in the Throes of a Pandemic

A vivid imagination allows us to envision or mentally rehearse future possibilities. As nonprofits nationwide consider how they can return from the torment inflicted by the coronavirus, reimagining the nonprofit board and governance provides an opportunity to refresh, recover, rebuild, and rethink. We all realize the importance of organizational governance, [...]

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