Today’s New Normal: COVID-19 Resources Toolkit

As we all work toward a stronger, smarter and more just future coming out of the COVID-19 crisis, we hope the resources and tools below assist you in this process. Please contact us at any time to discuss strategies and next steps for your organization.



Table of Contents


Should I be communicating more with my donors?

 

From The Alford Group: Effective Donor Communications Strategies During COVID-19

 

Crisis Communication Resource Guide

 

Guidance for Philanthropic Communications in a Pandemic

 

10 Tips for a Better Crisis Communications Strategy

 

What Can Fundraisers Do? First Day Podcast from The Fundraising School (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)

 

Are there tips/tools to better plan for this new normal?

 

From The Alford Group: COVID-19: Four lessons learned in crisis management

 

From The Alford Group: CEOs and Executive Directors: Leadership During Times of Crisis

 

From The Alford Group: Nonprofit Board Members: The dos and don’ts in a time of crisis

 

From The Alford Group: Uncharted Waters: Simple Steps for Strategic Planning

 

From The Alford Group: How to Create a Strong Development Plan to Drive Fundraising Success

 

From The Alford Group: How to Create a Strong Development Plan to Drive Fundraising Success

 

From The Alford Group: Tomorrow’s New Normal: 4 elements of an action-forward approach to planning

 

Planning for 2021. First Day Podcast from The Fundraising School (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)

 

CDC Business Pandemic Planning Checklist (PDF)

How can I consistently engage and retain COVID donors?

 

From The Alford Group: 3 Steps to Light Up Your Donor Engagement Strategy Through COVID-19 and Beyond

 

Maintaining digital disaster donors acquired during COVID-19

 

From The Alford Group: Four digital tools to better connect with your donors in a virtual world

 

From The Alford Group: Retaining COVID-19 Donors: Will this be the beginning or ending of a lifelong relationship?

 

From The Alford Group: Explore our Donor Engagement webinars

 

Agility and Resiliency in Post-Pandemic Fundraising. First Day Podcast from The Fundraising School (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)

 

General Development Response Plan TEMPLATE (Excel)

How do I plan the perfect virtual event?

 

Tips for a Successful Virtual Gala Experience

 

Fundraising from 6 Feet Away: Tips for Making Your Giving Day an Online-Only Event

 

Tips to Maintain Momentum for Your In-Person Fundraising Events Amidst COVID-19

 

Virtual Events in 2021: The Ultimate Guide

 

Virtual Meetings Untangled: Planning, facilitating and engaging board members

 

From The Alford Group: How to Create a Strong Development Plan to Drive Fundraising Success

 

Creative Fundraising Strategies for Online Events. First Day Podcast from The Fundraising School (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)

What COVID funding is still being offered?

 

Community Foundation Locator (national)

 

Community Foundations Nationwide Launch Coronavirus Relief Efforts

 

Grant Overview – The Chicago Community Trust

 

Emergency Fundraising Strategies for Your Organization (slides)

 

Forefront COVID-19 Response Funds (Illinois)

 

Database of Private COVID 19 Relief Funds in Washington (WA)

 

Foundation Center: Funding for Coronavirus (COVID-19)

I’ll be working from home for a while…How do I optimize my performance?

 

20 Tips for Working From Home

 

12 Tips That Actually Help with Zoom Fatigue

 

5 Powerful Stress Relievers You Can Do At Your Desk

 

Virtual Communication: Presenting with Empathy (Video)

 

From The Alford Group: Video Conferencing Etiquette and Working from Home Tips (PDF)

How do I take my organization to the next level this year?

 

COVID-19: Using a Racial Justice Lens Now to Transform Our Future

 

From The Alford Group: Planning for the New Normal in 2021: The 3 Cornerstones to Success

 

COVID-19 Response: 4 Data-Driven Ways To Improve Operations

 

From The Alford Group: How to Effectively Grow Revenue through Corporate Partnerships in the COVID Era

 

Digital Fundraising: Trends and Next Steps. First Day Podcast from The Fundraising School (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)

 

Digital Fundraising: Where are we going? First Day Podcast from The Fundraising School (Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)

 

The Alford Group Board of Directors Toolkit: Building Equity-Centered Board Culture

What external resources are available?

 

AFP Coronavirus/COVID-19 Resource Guide

 

The Giving Institute COVID-19 Member Resources

 

Let us know if you have questions about any of these resources. We’re here to help. Please contact us at any time to discuss strategies and next steps for your organization.