Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources

Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources – #NPCOVID19

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Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

Steps to help prevent the spread of COVID-19 if you are sick

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 

Emergency Funds

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 

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

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  

TechSoup’s Zoom discount 

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


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

Met Opera nightly streams

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]

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