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COVID-19 Resources

Event, Advocacy & Fundraising Resources for Your Nonprofit

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Of the hundreds of questions we are receiving every day here at Salsa Labs, most can be summed up in one question...

How can my nonprofit continue to survive and thrive during the COVID-19 pandemic?

Salsa is here to help. To ensure we are doing all that we can as your partner in your advocacy and fundraising success, we have created this library of resources. There are already hundreds of blog posts, forums, webinars, and white papers available to nonprofits on the topic of COVID-19. We have done the research for you and are curating the best of the best, bringing them to you here.

We will be updating this page daily and adding new topic areas as they arise. If you find a great resource you would like to share, please send the link to kzavolta@salsalabs.com for consideration.

As you begin to review the list below, remember a few key strategies:

  • There is no 'one size fits all' solution. Consider each option carefully and make sure it fits with your mission.
  • Stay positive. There is plenty of fear and alarm to go around so a positive message will stand out in a crowd.
  • Don't be afraid to make the ask. Focus on the impact your organization is making in this world (use stories where possible), then make the gentle ask.

Stay Safe. Stay Healthy.
         The Salsa Labs Team


WEBINARS

Remember, you typically receive a recording of the webinar if you sign up, so if there are two webinars at the same time, sign up for both and await the recording!

 

Fundraising Tools You Can Use to Help Combat COVID-19 - March 31, 2020, 1:00 pm ET, presented by Charity Dynamics

Secrets of Successful Virtual Conferences - March 31, 2020, 1:00 pm ET, presented by Wild Woman Fundraising

Remote Program Delivery: Adapting During COVID-19 - March 31, 2020, 3:30 pm ET, presented by Tech Impact

Virtualizing Your Event - April 1, 2020, 2:00 pm ET, presented by Salsa Labs

Setting Up an Emergency Relief Fund - April 1, 2020, 3:00 pm ET, Presented by Americans for the Arts

Panel Q&A: Remote Work During (and Beyond) COVID-19 - April 2, 2020, 3:00 pm ET, presented by Tech Impact

Virtualizing Your Advocacy Event - April 8, 2020, 2:00 pm ET, presented by Salsa Labs

Fundraising During Uncertain Times - Ongoing Series, presented by American Philanthropic

WEBINAR RECORDINGS

COVID-19, the Economy, and the Nonprofit World - presented by The Chronicle of Philanthropy, register to view the recording

Coronavirus And Your Message To Donors: A Free Webinar - Presented by The Nonprofit Times


BLOG POSTS

Nonprofit Resources (Administrative)

Help for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus and Uncertain Economic Times

Emergency Aid for Nonprofit Organizations Amidst COVID-19 (petition)

Pivoting to Remote Work

Sustainability to Survivability: 5 Nonprofit Finance Must-Do's in the Time of COVID

Working from Home? 12 Guides to Help Navigate the Remote Life

Communications

Tips to manage your nonprofit's communication during the COVID-19 crisis

How to Handle Communications about the Coronavirus

What to do right now: Story Collection on Social Media

Fundraising

How to continue fundraising for non-pandemic causes

Coronavirus and Fundraising: What to Expect and How to Prepare

Coronavirus and Fundraising: Our Experts Weigh In

Avoid the 3 Biggest Mistakes of Fundraising in a Recession

8 Steps for Successful Fundraising During the Coronavirus Crisis

Virtual Events

Your COVID-19 Fundraising Event Toolkit

20 Virtual Event Ideas

11 Virtual Event Ideas

Alternative Sponsorship Fulfillment for Cancelled or Changed Fundraising Events

Resource Lists

Nonprofit Coronavirus Resources


FINANCIAL RESOURCES

The information in this section is changing quickly in response to the current Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (stimulus bill). At the time of this writing, the following is written in the bill that has been approved by the Senate and House and is awaiting the president's approval:

"During the covered period, any business concern, private nonprofit organization, or public nonprofit organization which employs not more than 500 employees shall be eligible to receive a loan made under section 7(a) of the Small Business Act (15 U.S.C. 636(a)), in addition to small business concerns."  Source - https://www.congress.gov/bill/116th-congress/senate-bill/3548/text#toc-id32D8206FB15E48D3A20E3C67A1E60204

Mark Cuban Gives Advice to Small Businesses Amid Coronavirus Crisis (YouTube)

SBA Disaster Assistance in Response to the Coronavirus

SBA Disaster Loan Assistance Portal

New Universal Tax Break for Charitable Donations Included in Updated $2 Trillion COVID-19 Stimulus Bill


ONLINE TOOLS

Trello -  A collaboration tool that organizes your projects into boards. In one glance, Trello tells you what's being worked on, who's working on what, and where something is in a process.  Great for keeping teams on track while working remotely.

Zoom - A remote conferencing service for meetings.  

Google Hangouts - A remote conferencing service.  Premium version free until July 1, 2020.