A number of people and organisations have been gathering, producing and curating lists or collections of resources on particular elements of the novel coronavirus as they might apply to the charity sector.
Here is UK Fundraising’s collection of these collections.
1. Social enterprise, small charities and community businesses
Sophie Hobson has produced a guide for the social enterprise, community business and small charity sectors to help them prepare for COVID-19. She is inviting more suggestions of relevant resources.
I've put together a guide on how #socialenterprise, small #charity & #communitybiz can prepare for #coronavirus #covidー19uk. Please @ me resources we can share with the @SchSocEnt community https://t.co/fojXPOEEze pic.twitter.com/rkFSUhQn1W
— Sophie Hobson (@sophiehobson) March 16, 2020
2. Advice for events fundraisers
— FrontStream (@FrontStream) March 13, 2020
Coronavirus: advice for events fundraisers.
We are working with @ThinkCS to bring the fundraising community a series of articles supporting fundraisers in responding to the #coronavirus. The first is on events fundraising and more will follow next week: https://t.co/hAzDFhtOuC pic.twitter.com/8aEVu0vspx
— Institute of Fundraising (@IoFtweets) March 13, 2020
3. Fundraising appeal form letters
At Bluefrog, we've written a couple of free to use form letters for smaller arts organisations and hospices that might need to launch a coronavirus appeal. They are simple and straightforward templates for customisation. Please share. https://t.co/cuucVj4JTO
— Mark Phillips (@Markyphillips) March 13, 2020
4. COVID-19 Charity Preparedness Group
Set up on 9 March by mobile giving specialist Roger Craven, the COVID-19 Charity Preparedness Group is heading towards 3,000 members within a week.
Inspired by Fundraising Chat, the group is full of ideas, examples and discussion about how charities can continue to fundraise and overcome the present challenges being inflicted on them by the effects of the pandemic.
UK Fundraising’s Howard Lake is a moderator on the group.
5. How to keep your charity’s supporters engaged
To help charities stay connected with their supporters during #COVID19, we’ve put together a few suggestions. We hope that you, your teams and your communities are healthy and well 💜.
— Hubbub Fundraising (@hubbubnet) March 17, 2020
Hubbub Fundraising have also set up a wiki, Fundraising from Home.
6. Institute of Fundraising
The Institute has gathered a series of COVID-19 resources linked to form a single page. It will be updated on a regular basis, says the Institute.
7. Virtual networking events
Although many conferences and training courses for fundraisers have been cancelled or postponed others have shifted to an online version. Others are switching to offering online-only events.
- Institute of Fundraising North East’s first virtual event on 23 March. “We’ll be taking your queries and providing peer to peer support and expertise on topics including remote working, an increased focus on digital, turning mass participation events virtual and more!”
8. Other resources
- Free Coronavirus Resources for Charities from Lightful, with sections on working from home, communications, offers of help and support, fundraising, webinars, and a Google sheet for keeping up with all the webinars!
- Covid-19 Nonprofit and Philanthropy Resources
- Coronavirus Tech Handbook – remote working section
- Fundraising in the time of COVID-19 by Vitreo (Calgary, Canada)
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