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Nonprofit Pandemic Resources

As we continue to learn more about Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and how it’s impacting communities across the country and around the world, GiveCentral is here to support nonprofits with updates and resources to help you take steps to safeguard your employees, operations, and communities.

What does this mean for nonprofits?

It depends on the nonprofit. We can expect many nonprofits will face new challenges in the weeks ahead. Nonprofits that hold large conferences, conduct in-person fundraising events, or provide training sessions may need to assess their options. Those that provide services to populations who are most at risk of acquiring the virus may be facing unique challenges in serving their communities.

What steps should nonprofits take?

It is more important than ever to engage even virtually when we cannot touch the hands of those in our communities.

Our team at GiveCentral is helping more than 500 churches now reach out to their community to provide prayer and comfort. The online fundraising platform is helping people to connect with their churches to share their prayer needs, requests for home visits and other critical concerns.

For other charities needing help, GiveCentral will have staff available for extended hours to help for the next several weeks. The platform believes that all charities need to be able to continue their ministries, and GiveCentral will be there to help.

In order to make this as easy as possible, GiveCentral will help with the set up for communications including texting, mobile and video streaming of your services in less than 24 hours. It will also waive all start up costs for the next fours weeks to help in this time of real need. The main goal of GiveCentral is to help charities as they struggle to respond.

We know that as ministers and fundraising managers you are evaluating this ever-changing crisis, and are doing what you can to serve your people with love and understanding.

In addition to setting up a webpage to receive donations, we will help you solicit donors using mobile giving tools. Best-in-class texting functionality that can raise money, but also help connect the community to their parish.

We are hosting daily group and individual webinars to help guide your parish and nonprofit through best practices for online giving and communication during this crisis

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Fundraising Resources

Managing your (newly) remote nonprofit team. (A comprehensive list of free and discounted tools nonprofits can use to live stream masses, collaborate with teams and fundraiser online.)

Coronavirus is hard on nonprofits that rely on events (The Chronicle of Philanthropy)

8 Steps for Successful Fundraising During the Coronavirus Crisis (by Amy Eisenstein)

Coronavirus and Fundraising: What to Expect and How to Prepare (Fired Up Fundraising)

How to (Quickly) Mobilize Volunteers to Maximize Nonprofit Fundraising During COVID-19 (Breakthrough Fundraising Group)

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