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COVID-19 NONPROFIT EVENTS RESOURCE

How are you doing? We know… scary times. The thousands of hours you poured into planning your event, and the energy your team and volunteers spent to get ready for your big night – all at risk! We too have been blindsided by the biggest smack to our fundraising face in our lifetime. A virus outbreak, the stock market at a record low, self-quarantines, and large gatherings canceled. We are all affected by this…
It is the nonprofit world that is taking the biggest hit. With a disappearing major revenue stream, the missions and the clients of nonprofits will be hurt the most. You – the nonprofit leaders, staff, volunteers, and supporters of nonprofits are the ones scrambling to pivot your events during these crazy times to fund your missions. But how do you offset the lost opportunities and revenues from your biggest events of the year? You have to think bigger, you have to think broader, you have to think into the future. Are events still relevant? Will events ever fade away? Can we make a switch to 100% virtual events? Time will tell, but it is human nature to gather as a tribe, to break bread, to laugh and cry together, and to be a part of something bigger. You have to make the decision whether to cancel your event, postpone it, pivot to virtual, or scrap the event altogether. Hopefully, with these resources, you can make the best decision possible. Please find the DOWNLOAD links below and utilize them to help you with your choice. Best wishes and continue to aspire to inspire!

Do you have any questions about evolving your event to a virtual event? We’d love to set up a conversation with you to help:
https://calendly.com/bobby-d-fundraising_event_consultant/virtual-event-conversation?month=2020-03

Click here to download our PDF Resource (12 slides)
This resource goes through all the options from postponement to cancellation and tips on how best to move forward in your fundraising
COVID-19 Events Resource PDF
Virtual Event Fundraising Best Practices
Virtual Event Fundraising Toolkit
https://swaimstrategies.com/2020/03/13/your-covid-19-fundraising-event-toolkit/
Nonprofit Guide to Virtual Event Fundraising by Onecause
https://www.onecause.com/blog/nonprofit-guide-to-virtual-fundraising/
Checklist for pivoting to Virtual Event Fundraising
https://www.givesmart.com/blog/checklist-pivoting-to-a-virtual-fundraising-event/
7 Benefits of hosting an Online Auction
https://www.auctionfrogs.org/7-benefits-of-hosting-an-online-auction/

Resource Links
Coronavirus and Fundraising 
A successful Livestream Fundraising Event
https://www.kptv.com/news/portland-youth-philharmonic-performs-online-for-annual-fundraising-breakfast-amid/article_c93f683e-63ba-11ea-8ce1-87c3d3a668fc.html?utm_medium=social&utm_source=facebook&utm_campaign=user-share
Tips to hold an event during an epidemic
https://www.stellarsf.com/blog/2020/3/9/tips-for-holding-an-event-during-the-coronavirus-outbreak
Mistakes that nonprofits make in preparing for COVID-19
https://www.nonprofitpro.com/article/a-huge-mistake-nonprofits-make-in-preparing-for-covid-19/
Communication Tips on the COVID-19
https://www.meetingstoday.com/newsevents/industrynews/industrynewsdetails/articleid/34226/title/coronavirus-crisis-communication-tips
Prep your event for a public health crisis
https://swaimstrategies.com/2020/03/04/preparing-your-fundraising-event-for-a-public-health-crisis/
Slow the outbreak
https://www.theatlantic.com/health/archive/2020/03/coronavirus-what-you-can-do-help-slow-outbreak/607369/
Actual Virtual Gala
https://www.upayasv.org/blog/2020/3/10/virtual-reality-making-an-online-fundraiser-connect-with-donors?fbclid=IwAR1oMTYSgC13TqOZaMrDPEj2pUNWuwqgfjt-iPhyWvZ4_eRa4QoSHvs1k-Q
https://www.vox.com/2020/3/10/21171481/coronavirus-us-cases-quarantine-cancellation?fbclid=IwAR2ufZDVoke37GTeoko8Ozw2vzumunpdmE2sZ4JAczzzNCdN-34f3mTMuBQ
Mental Health during crazy times
https://afsp.org/taking-care-of-your-mental-health-in-the-face-of-uncertainty/
Principles for Fundraising during a Crisis
https://ccsfundraising.com/timeless-principles-for-fundraising-the-coronavirus-and-philanthropy/
Resources for nonprofits
https://orrgroup.com/2020/03/covid-19-resources-for-nonprofits/
We will be adding more resources as more information becomes available

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Erin Ward 

4 thoughts on “COVID-19 NONPROFIT EVENTS RESOURCE”

    • It’s our pleasure to be a resource for all of our world changing friends. The world is changing and we need to work together to do! Thanks for your comment:)

  • Great resources, Bobby & Erin! Thank you for what you do!

    Tina Lopez, CFRE
    National Director of Development, Animal Outlook
    PO Box 9773| Washington, DC 20016
    602-402-1946 (c)
    AnimalOutlook.org
    (formerly Compassion Over Killing)

    P.S. Compassion is evolving. We are now Animal Outlook.

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