Free Coronavirus Resources for Charities

Tereza Litsa
Digital Engagement 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.

Working from home

Coronavirus Comms

Offers to help and support

Fundraising

  • 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

Resources

  • 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

Webinars

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!

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Nonprofits around the world have had to change the way they deliver services as a result of COVID-19. A combination of restricted movement, furloughed staff, and increases in demand at a time when forecasted revenue has become more uncertain has created a challenging - at times, impossible - environment in which to make adjustments to delivery models. However, so many nonprofits have shown remarkable resilience, transitioning to virtual delivery models where possible and in many cases, almost overnight. For some, the challenging circumstances have led to accelerated digital transformation and related opportunities.

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