Rather than send a bunch of emails and post random things in random places, I have created a Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources hub that I can easily update. There is a TON of information flowing around out there and I want to keep it all in one place.
Need ideas, inspiration, and examples of how nonprofits are communicating right now? I created a Google Drive updated with examples and screen shots of nonprofits sending appeals, thank yous, and social media updates during this time.
Full list of free nonprofit webinars & live discussions
Google spreadsheet of free webinars/trainings
How to Start a Coronavirus Relief Fund for Nonprofit Employees
Find your local community foundation and see if they have a COVID19 fund
The Skinny on What You Need to Get a Small Business (under 500 employees), Forgivable Loan
Social Media Updates and Ideas for Posts
Live thread on Twitter – #Coronavirus advice from charities
#GivingTuesdayNow campaign – A group of volunteers in Los Angeles are delivering tacos, every Tuesday leading up to May 5 to first responders, hospital staff, and front line workers.
Facebook Live from a food pantry updating their supporters
More examples in this Google Drive folder
Harvard Business Review: How Nonprofit Leaders Can Keep Their Organizations Afloat (by Joan Garry)
Forbes Magazine: Nonprofits Carrying ‘Powerful Antidote’ To Pandemic Fears, But Need Support (Interview with Joan Garry)
How to Salvage Your Fundraising Event During the COVID 19 Crisis
Fundraising resources from The Agitator – fundraising during a recession and more
Practical free resources and offers of help
Free resources for creating a Coronavirus Appeal
Experts Urge Charities to Communicate Their Needs Clearly to Their Donors
SIIR: Fundraising in Tough Times
8 Steps for Successful Fundraising During the Coronavirus Crisis
Work From Home
Zoom tips for the modern age by Seth Godin
Zoom Exhaustion Is Real: Here are Six Ways to Find Balance and Stay Connected
My Advice On Working From Home – After 10 Years of Doing It Successfully
Lauren Brownstein’s advice on teleworking
You’re Working At Home During The Pandemic. Here’s How To Do It (And Keep The Peace)
A Guide to Remote Working for Nonprofits
Tech and Tools
CauseVid is providing nonprofits with a free version of their cloud-based video email platform, at www.causevid.com/send.
Community and event managers talk about resources, tools and apps when you need to move engagement online.
The Coronavirus Tech Handbook is an exhaustive aggregation of almost anything tech related to help manage communications, misinformation, work and more.
How to use Zoom Video Conferences During Coronavirus Social Distancing
From Teachable: “We are pleased to offer our platform free of charge to those governmental and healthcare organizations working to keep people safe, and to educational institutions who are navigating remote ongoing education due to building closures. We know that some institutions are currently faced with the challenge of moving their offline services online, and providing remote support to people and organizations that are dealing with the Coronavirus. We want to make sure we do our part to support those efforts, and for that reason, we are pleased to offer our platform free of charge. To learn if Teachable is right for you, click here. If you are curious to know if your organization is eligible, simply fill out this form.”
Attention Webmasters: For those of you who host your website on WordPress, there’s a great free plugin called “WP Notification Bars”. It’s an easy way to put a notification on the top of the page. See an example at http://nepa211.org.
What to do if your fundraising event is cancelled due to coronavirus
If You Have to Cancel Your Event Because of Coronavirus
From The Communications Network: “We’ve started a Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit — an Open Google Doc to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms covering many the tasks you’re attending to. It willl be better with your help and contributions. Please use it, share it, add to it and help us make it clearer and better — in the spirit of being helpful, it is open source and available to anyone — not just Network Members.”
How Nonprofits Can Connect Virtually During Trying Times
From In-Person to Virtual: How to Maximize Your Fundraising Event Revenue
Hosting Hybrid Events During Global Travel Disruptions
Ideas for Funders
Generosity in the time of COVID
Funders: Now is the Time for True Grantee Partnership
Funders, this is the rainy day you have been saving up for by Vu Le
COVID19: What Philanthropy Can Do by Kathleen Kelly Janus, Senior Advisor on Social Innovation to Governor Gavin Newsom
A concise twitter thread on public messaging that links collective care for communities and personal health.
How to communicate about COVID-19 in ways that bring racial, economic, and health equity into the conversation
Best Practices for Email Marketing During a Crisis
12 museums from around the world that offer virtual tours
Text “send me…..” to 57251 and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art will respond with an artwork from their collection. For example “Send Me Waves.”
Cincinnati Zoo will go live in every day at 3pm ET with an animal feature
A curated and crowdsourced list of ideas to help entertain and educate our families and ourselves
Google now lets you explore U.S. National Parks via 360-degree virtual tours
The 75 Best Virtual Museum Tours Around the World [Art, History, Science, and Technology]