Resources for Fundraising + Working Remotely in These Times


With so much uncertainty right now, you may be looking for a sounding board or have a specific challenge you want to discuss. 

Linley Daly, Daly Consulting and Joan Wood, Joan Wood & Company are both offering free one-hour coaching sessions to any of you! 

Their clients are asking for input on topics from events (cancel or postpone? what are some good virtual options?); messaging (when is too soon to reach out to donors?); budgets and staffing (how much will this impact us? can we reach out to our current foundation partners for help?) and appeals (hold off on sending a mailing already in process or push ahead with an adjusted message?). 

Joan and Linley are available to discuss options and help think through how to put plans in place within our new normal. You can reach them as follows:

Linley Daly at

Joan Wood at


Independent Sector’s Monthly Policy Update - March 2020 - FREE 
Thursday, March 26 at 2:00 PM ET 
Congress and the White House have scrambled to respond to the COVID-19 virus, passing multiple pieces of ambitious legislation to assist federal health agencies, employers, and people in need. What impact will this legislation have on nonprofit organizations and how will current negotiations on a third COVID-19 emergency bill impact nonprofit organizations? The March Monthly Policy Update will provide up-to-the-minute news from Washington and break down what it all means for the charitable community and the people we serve.
Register HERE.

Fundraising During a Crisis (Gravyty, Washburn & McGoldrick, iWave, Accordant, Brodeur Partners, and Graduway) Due to an overwhelming Q&A, we've decided to bring all of the questions we were asked onto our blog. As we receive new questions and engage experts to answer those, we'll continuously update the blog to act as a living and evolving resource for the entire fundraising community. Register HERE.

Donor Communication In The Wake of COVID-19 
Thursday, March 26th – 12:00pm MDT
Join our special guest Rachel Muir, CFRE for a webinar dedicated to helping you and your organization navigate these turbulent times. Register HERE.

How to Adapt your Fundraising Strategy
Friday, March 27 at 11:00 AM MDT 
Maybe you’ve been prepping for a large gala, online sustainer campaign, or even the launch of a new text-to-give program, and now you need to rethink those plans. We’ll walk you through the considerations and talk tone, timing, strategy, and so much more when it comes to an online fundraising pivot during a global health crisis.
Register HERE.

Raising Funds & Engaging Donors In A Crisis - Lisa Krueger, iDonate
Friday, March 27 - 12:00 MDT
Register HERE.

Managing a Virtual Team
Friday, April 3 at 11:00 AM MDT
We’re pulling back the curtain to show you how we manage our 35-person team 100% virtually. Tune in for tips and tricks, as well as a bunch of specific recommendations and resources, about how we keep in touch, keep clients happy, and keep plugging away, even while our team is spread across the world. Register HERE.


From Bridgespan: COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources for Nonprofits and Funders - Link here

From CMX: A Comprehensive List of Tips, Tools, and Examples for Event Organizers During the Coronavirus Outbreak. Link HERE

From Joan Garry: “When You Can’t Meet in Person” Link HERE
Great advice on moving an in-person agenda to a virtual agenda -- and making it work!

From the Washington, DC AFP Chapter: A very comprehensive list of COVID-19 Resources - Link HERE

Ongoing and Continuously Growing List of Resources - Link HERE

More resources from AFP International - Link HERE

 ...and from Bloomerang addition to these newly published blog posts:

Past webinar recordings

"How Nonprofits Can Run an Online Event And Engage More People Virtually"
with Nikki Bell and Simon Scriver!

Center for Nonprofit Excellence