COVID-19 Resource Center

Tools to help you stay on track with your fundraising, marketing and strategic planning goals throughout 2020.

We discuss last minute best practices for digital campaigns as we approach #GivingTuesdayNow plus have a conversation with over a dozen organizations in attendance about diversifying revenue streams and exploring earned income models.

We discuss the role of the board during and after COVID-19 as well as best practices to keep a positive board culture and run a successful virtual board meeting.

Our presentation on April 17th discussed creating a successful digital campaign and preparing for #GivingTuesdayNow.

Our presentation on April 3rd, 2020 focussed on reimagining fundraising events and communicating with donors during COVID-19.

It always matters how we talk to - and about - each other. Effective and inclusive communication is especially important during a time of genuine crisis. Tips here from the Framework Institute.

The Coronavirus Tech Handbook provides a space for technologists, civic organisations, public and private institutions, researchers and specialists of all kinds to collaborate on a rapid and sophisticated response to the coronavirus outbreak and subsequent impacts. It is a quickly evolving resource with thousands of active expert contributors.

Our presentation on April 10th discussed adapting your development plan during COVID-19 and what to expect as we head into summer and fall fundraising.

We produced this comprehensive list of articles, conferences, workshops and other philanthropic opportunities for 2020 and will be updating it on an ongoing basis as these offerings are rescheduled or go virtual.

Resources for organization based in and working in Massachusetts.

A link to the resource page and webinar on the CARES ACT for nonprofits, small businessses and contractors, including emergency loans.

We have mapped ideas and approaches for you to shift to a virtual event in 2020.

A list of ideas and insights as we navigate fundraising from April - December 2020.

Digital campaigns needs fun, engaging components. Here are a few ideas and best practices for enlisting artists to support your fundraising and give it a creative touch!

Find your state’s Secretary of State’s page to review any new legislation around non-profit Boards and by-laws in this time of COVID-19

Exploring Earned Income during COVID-19 as a potential funding source into the future? Insights here.

An assessment tool for you to determine whether or not earned income makes sense for your organization.

Should your nonprofit seek profits? Read more here.

Use the summer months to assess your time management and make wise adjustments for the Fall.

A sample excel sheet to map your grant opportunities for 2020 and 2021.

A BINGO sheet to play and track your self-care practices each week. Motivate your team to stay well!

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Open Office Hours For Fundraisers

Every Friday From 12:00PM -1:30PM EST

Adapting Your 2020 Development Plan Due to COVID-19

Not sure how to adapt your fundraising plan for 2020 in light of COVID-19? Need to make modifications for the next week as well as into Summer and Fall fundraising? Join us at the Open Office Hour for Fundraisers this week, where we will focus on adapting annual development plans and making accurate fundraising expectations for the remainder fo the year.

Launching a Successful #GivingTuesdayNow Campaign on May 5th, 2020

#GivingTuesdayNow is a global day of giving and unity that will take place on May 5, 2020 as an emergency response to the unprecedented need caused by COVID-19. Join us to map your plan and work to raise $10,000+ on May 5th.

Board Recruitment, Engagement, and Stewardship During A Crisis

Board recruitment, development, and engagement from now until December 31st, 2020.

Reimagining Your Summer Work Plan

Summer is a critical time for development professionals to plan for Fall fundraising. This year, we discuss ways to modify the Summer in light of new challenges presented by COVID-19.

This will help your organization re-imagine your current and following year’s budgets. Created by Spectrum Nonprofit Services.

A worthy read from Spectrum Nonprofit Services on managing uncertainty during a crisis.

Raise $10,000 in 4-6 weeks with this simple, comprehensive outline.

This fundraising webinar tackles some common questions concerning how your organization can identify key donors in your database who have both the capacity and inclination to give generously to your cause.

We produced this comprehensive list of grant opportunities for regional, national and global organizations. We will be updating it on an ongoing basis as information becomes available to us.