ow are some articles to help stay on track in your fundraising efforts moving forward.
From The Impact Foundry Newsletter,
March 30, 2020
Fundraising in Crisis: Trusting and Distrusting Your Instincts
by Colleen Schulman, PBS KVIE Chief Philanthropy Officer
Good fundraising practices urge organizations to showcase the work they do because if you demonstrate community value, the dollars will follow. You send appeal letters with moving stories. You reach out to donors and thank them. You nurture relationships that blossom into partnerships. Your nonprofit thrives when your fundraising cycle is in motion.
Today we have a public health epidemic with COVID-19. Everything that was familiar is now disrupted. You are likely at home and thinking perhaps this is a pad time to send appeal letters. My nonprofit doesn't address health or human service needs. How can I ask for support when donors are probably anxious or overwhelmed? Read on.
Navigating COVID-19 for Nonprofits
Provided by Katy McCleary, Paper Wings Creative Consulting
Remember - not everyone has the same context, emotions, belief or languate about this pandemic. People are all over the map about what they believe. Create context and grounding by understanding how people feel about the COVID pandemic, social distancing, the short-term and long-term effects, etc. Continued...
Impact Foundry's First Virtual Mixer!
On April 2nd, Impact Foundry will be hosting their first ever virtual mixer. As we adjust to our new socially distant roles in society, we want to stay in touch any way we can. They will be sending out an invite through Zoom. The idea is to meet up at 4:00pm. From there, Zoom will randomly place 3-4 individuals into breakout sessions for 10-15 minutes. This will give you a chance to chat with a small group. After that, the random selection happens again. New people! Yay!
Chat about best practices, share frustrations, or talk about what you've been watching on Netflix during quarantine. It's like Speed networking!
This event is at your own home (you can even wear your pajama pants) and is therefore BYOB. Let's stay social and connected!
Join Impact Foundry on April 2nd on Zoom!