Free Coronavirus Resources for Charities

Tereza Litsa
Marketing Manager
18 Mar 2020

We are certainly living in strange times and we are trying to adjust. Charities of all sizes are exploring new ways to adjust to this new reality to survive. From work from home policies and crisis comms to staying in touch with their supporters and maintaining regular donations, the challenges are real.

Luckily, there are many people in the sector who are willing to help so we’ve organised a list of free coronavirus resources for charities.

The post will be updated regularly so make sure you keep an eye on it.

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Offers to help and support


  • The Digital Fundraising Book from Matt Haworth is now available for free to help more charities embrace digital fundraising. Find it here.
  • What to do if your fundraising event is cancelled due to coronavirus by Mobile Cause
  • Event and Fundraising Resources During Possible Impact by Blackbaud
  • How to turn events into virtual events by CharityDigital
  • Examples of coronavirus emergency appeals and what we can learn from them by Lightful


  • COVID-19 Resource List: #NP-COVID-19A master document curated by nonprofit experts full of useful resources for charities. Curated by Nonprofit Peeps (Beth Kanter, Janet Fouts, Linda Baker, Sarah Goddard, Susan Tenby, Wendy Harman, Meico Marquette Whitlock, Barbara O’Reilly, Jessie Mooberry) Add your name if you add resources, share with others with #NPCOVID19 hashtag.
  • Coronavirus Tech Handbook – a crowdsourced resource for technologists building things related to the coronavirus outbreak
  • Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits by Chronicle of Philanthropy
  • Free resources to creating a coronavirus appeal by Queer Ideas
  • Crisis Communication Plan template from CharityComms
  • Stay strong – the fundraising community pulls together by Sarah Goddard
  • Coronavirus Print & Social Media Resources to help #StopTheSpread by Canva

Facebook Group

COVID 19 Charity Preparedness Group – This is a very helpful Facebook group to help all charities come together and get more organised during Coronavirus


Keeping up with all the webinars

We’ve created a master spreadsheet to make it easier for everyone to add all their upcoming webinars. You can access it here.

Do you have other resources to share with us? Email me!

Latest articles

Digital mobilisation: inspiring change online

The COVID pandemic has created an urgent need for nonprofits to rapidly scale up digital advocacy and digital fundraising. Organisations need to be reaching their supporters where they are, and in 2021… they are online. A rapidly changing world post-pandemic demands new approaches to engaging the public and winning their support.

Roisin McGovern
Relationship Manager
12 May 2021
How BRIDGE helped participants raise $5 million on their year-end campaigns

Last year the COVID-19 pandemic created challenges across many sectors, but especially for nonprofits, many of which were previously reliant upon in-person events and more traditional means of fundraising. At Lightful, we’ve been working with charities to understand how the pandemic has affected the sector and what’s become evident is that digital fundraising skills are vital in adapting to the ‘new normal’ that has emerged following the pandemic.

Roisin McGovern
Relationship Manager
16 Apr 2021

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