Here is a compilation of some of our best advice about how to communicate with your key stakeholders about your organization and its fundraising needs during the coronavirus crisis.
We need to be careful to remember that some things which may not seem essential now will once again be essential in the future and take care to support and preserve those organizations and services now. Those of us who know how vital the nonprofit sector is—both now in this time of emergency—and in the aftermath as we all begin to again move forward need to be sure and advocate loudly and broadly for the good work we do.
We tend to think of volunteers as the community do-gooders who visit our offices and do manual labor like painting office walls, gardening, sorting inkind donations in clothes closets, or stacking canned goods in food pantries. Those acts of volunteer service are critical—for some of us—even essential, but there are many things that volunteers can do even if they don’t want to (or can’t) come into our offices. Here is a list of 50 things that virtual volunteers can do—
Holding your fundraising event virtually, rather than in-person, doesn’t make the event easy. In order for your event to succeed, you still need to make the event a fun experience for your guests which means thoughtful and creative planning and skilled execution. Here are 10 tips for making your virtual event a success.
We might be driven indoors and we might be choosing to self-quarantine or practice social distancing. But that doesn’t mean that we have to abandon our efforts raise funds for our missions. We just need to adapt, to transform those efforts this year. Here are 9 virtual event ideas you can NOT invite your constituents to so your group doesn’t want to forge ahead.