Nonprofit Resources List: #NPCOVID19
Curated by Nonprofit Peeps (Beth Kanter, Janet Fouts, Linda Baker, Sarah Goddard, Susan Tenby, Wendy Harman, Meico Marquette Whitlock, Barbara O’Reilly, Jessie Mooberry, Farra Trompeter, CharityHowTo, John Kluge, Clare Levy, Christine Newman, Paula Morris, Barbara Weber, Jared Sheehan, Deborah Barron, Susie Polnaszek, Claire McMurtry, Stacey Faella, Moua Lo, Jess Sand for helping with organization, Meredith Kavanagh) Add your name if you add resources, share with others with #NPCOVID19 hashtag
French Version (thank you Corinne Josephides)
Please request edit if you want translate into another language and share back here - thanks
“In a social phase in which thinking about one’s garden has become the rule, the virus sends us a clear message: the only way out is reciprocity, the sense of belonging, the community, the feeling of being part of something greater to take care of us and that can take care of us. The shared responsibility, the feeling that your fates depends on not only yours but on everyone around you. And that you depend on them.” - Francesca Morelli
KEEP ON SCROLLING … it is a long list, but organized …;-)
---> Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits (Webinar recording)
This ToC is a work in progress; see proposed restructure for consolidating, eliminating redundancy, and grouping like content (and feel free to comment in that doc directly with feedback).
Public Health Information
Information hygiene is just as important as washing your hands and social distancing. These are primary sources to consult. Don’t spread misinformation, use your best critical information skills before sharing.
Public Health On Call Podcast - Daily podcast from Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health featuring scientific and evidence-based insights on C19. Watch local and state public health department web sites for up-to-date guidance.
Networked Healthcare Covid Response
Open Source Medical Supplies coordination of devices and supplies
Twitter List of Epidemiologists created by Alexandra Samuels
Nonprofit Resource Collections: National
These are resources curated by national organizations.
Candid’s real-time pop-up webpage on philanthropy’s response (updated daily, note that they would like funders to share data and any new coronavirus-specific funding opportunities)
Points of Light Global Network Resources (3/20) Various resources from across our network of volunteer centers on engaging volunteers
LEAP Community Resources (3/20) Various resources from across the community.
New Left Accelerator - Resources for Internal Organizational Transition - HR, policies, tools, remote work, planning, loans and legislation (3/18)
PhilanTopic PND Blog Roundups (3/22) good round up of philanthropy and nonprofit links related to the crisis.
Nonprofit Resource Collections: State/Local
These are statewide, local, or special focus collections
The Nonprofit Partnership COVID-19 Resource Library (3/16) This is an example of region/local nonprofit capacity builder/funder in Erie, PA.
Washington State Nonprofit Association Response (3/11/) Example of statewide nonprofit association resource collection.
Bridgespan compilation of COVID-19 resources for nonprofits (3/15) Well curated resource collection for nonprofits.
The Actuarial Foundation’s free math resources for at-home learning (3/19) Hands-on math modules developed by actuaries and Scholastic for grades 6-8
New Left Accelerator - Resources for Internal Organizational Transition - HR, policies, tools, remote work, planning, (3/18)
SVCN Nonprofit Resource Page - Excellent collection for local community nonprofits (3/23)
Nonprofit Resources: By Specific Topic
Racial Equity and Social Justice
Grantmakers Must Put Equity at the Center (3/19) Editorial on Chronicle of Philanthropy with useful links.l
How To Help The Most Vulnerable Populations (3/19) Chronicle of Philanthropy
Harm Reduction Resources (Canada) (3/25)
An Appeal to Congress to Include Nonprofits in Packages for Relief and Stimulus - reinforce these messages with your elected officials
Capitol Hill on Coronavirus and Poverty (Homeless & Low Income) - updates from citizen advocacy org
#StandAgainstCorona - A group of behavioural scientists have collaborated to develop a website that is intended to inspire changes in behavior that could slow the spread of COVID-19
Research on Actions Taken by Millennial & GZen for Corona Virus (Derrick Feldman) 3/25)
Breaking down the CARES Act: How the New Stimulus Bill Could Provide Relief for Social Good Organizations (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud 3/31)
Managing Nonprofits During Turbulent Times (3/22) case studies and lessons from
CoronaVirus Scenario Planning by Trista Harris (3/2) One of the first pieces anticipating the crisis for nonprofits. Use of scenario planning is useful in rapidly evolving situation.
What Nonprofits Should Do Right Now - by Nonprofit Finance Fund (3/12) This is a blog series.
Nonprofit CoronaVirus Communication Plans (3/18) This is a crowdsourced list of nonprofit organization’s COVID-19/coronavirus communications, resources, and plans.
Hardy Smith Curated Links (3/20)
Lessons from the Field: How Food Lifeline is Operating During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
How to Protect Your Organization from Phishing Scams and Fraud (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
Peer-to-Peer Virtual Work Mentoring
Virtual Assistants (connecting people from nonprofit laid off with nonprofits who that may need help)
Ted Connects/Community and Hope: TED Connects: Community and Hope is a free, live, daily conversation series featuring experts whose ideas can help us reflect and work through this uncertain time with a sense of responsibility, compassion and wisdom.
Leading Your Organization Through Covid Criss from HBR (2/27)
Virtual Town Hall on Nonprofit Employee Remote Policy co-hosted by Nonprofit HR and Independent Sector, including free template if you have an All-Staff Town Hall Meeting (3/16)
Shifting Hiring and Interviews to Virtual - advice for job candidates and hiring committees (via Aspen Leadership Group) (3/16)
Employee Assistance Funds (3/26) Webinar recording Global Impact outlines their approach to EAP's, including timeline, pricing, and a real-time case study.
Human Resources - Covid-19 updates. (4/2, 4/9, 4/16). A weekly, free webinar combining updates on Covid-19, conversation on the nonprofit HR response, and tools for creatively managing difficult decisions
Keeping Your People Together During COVID-19 Crisis - Webinar Recording hosted by NonprofitHR. The slides and HR Covid19 Toolkit for Social Impact Organizations.
Communicating About Corona Virus at Your Nonprofit Event by Kivi Leroux Miller (3/11) advice on communications related to Corona Virus.
Nonprofit Event Cancellations (3/11) Everything is cancelled. Nonprofit Times.
Cancelled Event Trade Show Shifts To Virtual Donations To Local Food Bank (3/12) Rapid pivots from face-to-face to online.
Coronavirus and What You Need to Know About Postponing and Cancelling Events (Recording) (via CharityHowTo)
CoronaVirus and What You Need to Know about Cancelling and Postponing Fundraising Events (Free Webinar from Charity How-To) FREE Webinar with slots available on March 23 & 24.
What to Do If Your Fundraising Event is Cancelled Due to the Coronavirus (via MobileCause)
Tips to Maintain Momentum for Your In-Person Fundraising Events Amidst COVID-19 (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
Tips for a Successful Virtual Gala Experience (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
Mind Matters in Challenging Times - a Virtual Restorative Series (from the TLEX institute) - free online series
Fundraising from 6 Feet Away: Tips for Making Your Giving Day an Online-Only Event (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
4 Strategies to Create a Standout Virtual Fundraising Campaign (by Classy 3/30)
Going Virtual: An Alternative Virtual Event Guide (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud 3/31)
Examples of Virtual Fundraisers
How boodleAI Helps Nonprofits with Fundraising Shortfalls raise now, pay later by boodleAI
(Plus NET 180) by boodleAI
Fundraising and CoronaVirus by Gail Perry - Some major donor advice.
Fundraising in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Manage and Modify Your Fundraising (Recording) (via CharityHowTo)
Association of Fundraising Professionals' Webinar (March 23): Fundraising in the Face of COVID-19 (Webinar recording, 1.5 hours, highly helpful)
Love your fundraisers by UK Fundraising
3 biggest fundraising mistakes in a recession by Marc Pittman (3/12) - Good advice to keep in mind.
Fundraising in Uncertain Times free Webinar Series by American Philanthropic 3/19 - 4/30
RealTalk Fundraising : LinkedIn Group (via Casey Engels)
Virtual Fundraising Gala Example (3/17) Upaya SV
10 Things Fundraisers Can Do From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
Tips for Communicating with Donors During Uncertain Times (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
Let the Donor Decide: Don’t Assume Giving is Off the Table During a Crisis (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
Modifying P2P Campaigns When Participants Crave Social Connection (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
How to Keep the Lights On at Your Nonprofit During a Global Crisis (by Classy 3/30)
How to Manage Your Donations Amidst COVID-19 (by TheShareWay 4/1)
Tips for Communicating During A Crisis by Farra at Big Duck (3/25)
Crisis Communications Checklist by M & R Lab (3/31)
How to Manage Your Communications and Examples via DeBerry Group
Tips for Creating Resource Collections by Jess Sand (3/25)
How Social Good Organizations Can Build Community at a Social Distance (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
7 Emails Your Nonprofit Can Send During the COVID-19 Outbreak (by Classy 3/30)
Free webinars for nonprofits
Free Webinars for Nonprofits - April, 2020 by Wild Apricot (check back regularly for monthly updates)
Work from Home/Management
(Be sure to look at the links from other sectors below)
Virtual Conference/Meeting Software Comparison (via GivingTuesday)
Show & Tell: Remote Work Tips for Collaboration and Generosity (via Edith Asibey & Jamie Lonie)
FREE ebook: What You Need to Know about Hosting Effective Virtual Meetings (via Boardable)
Bloomerang: Covid-19 and Remote work resources for nonprofits (via Casey Engels) Lots of free webinars on different topics.
6 Tips for Managing a Remote Workforce (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
Work from Home Tips by Ash Shepherd, NTEN
It’s Time To Get Good At Virtual Meetings by Spitfire
Take a Shower and Other WFH Tips from Your Social Good Peers (via sgENGAGE/Blackbaud)
The sgENGAGE Podcast: Tips for Working Remotely Amidst COVID-19 (via SGEngage/Blackbaud)
The Most Important Meeting of the Day by Amy Sample Ward, NTEN
Working From Home: 19 Tips to Stay Productive (by Classy 3/30)
Virtual Socializing in the Workplace
Digital Divide Resources (3/26) curated by NTEN
NTEN Events List (3/18) - Virtual events to provide support and advice to the nonprofit tech community. The should be first stop (full disclosure, Beth is is on the board)
Digital Divide Resources (3/17) from NTEN blog post.
TechSoup Forum on COVID-19, special offers, tools and techniques
CoronaVirusTechHandbook Facebook Group - (3/18) Civic tech folks mutual aid and advice.
IT Can Help - (3/18) Mutual aid spreadsheet curated by CEO of a tech company - mostly in Poland. Other lists? Please add.
sgENGAGE Blog - COVID-19 - An assortment of great content on different topics for nonprofits (3/17)
Remote Survey Kit (3/24)
Philanthropy Round Up & News Coverage
Chronicle of Philanthropy - Ongoing coverage
Roundup Philanthropy Response from Giving By All Team at Gates Foundation (3/16 - best comprehensive set of links, so far)
Philanthropy Response in California by Kathleen Kelly Janus (3/15)
Emergency Disaster Funders/Massachusetts Round Up from PhilanthropyMA (3/17)
Philanthropy Response in Scotland (3/20)
A Few Examples of Funders & Big Donors Response
$125 Million Initiative To Accelerate Vaccine - Gates Fdn, Mastercard, and Wellcome - Could take as long as 6 years
Funders Response to Covid-19 by Candid
Indigo Trust COVID Response (3/26) UK
Nonprofit Staff Relief Funds
GoFundMe is supporting nonprofits in setting up employee relief funds. We are providing examples, encouragement, advice & help setting up funds to benefit nonprofit employees who have lost their jobs.
Young Nonprofit Professionals Network - SF Bay Area Chapter (YNPNsfba) - (Apply for funding)
Performing Arts Worker Relief Fund (apply for funding)
GlobalGiving Fund (3/19)
Seattle COVID-19 Fund (3/11)
Examples of Facebook Fundraisers by Nonprofit Organizations (via FB Social Team) (3/21)
Global Impact COVID Fund (3/11)
Round Up of Different Campaigns & Way to Donate $, Time or Supplies by Time Magazine (3/31)
Communiques from Donors Conveying Flexibility and/or Increased Funding
Ford Foundation (3/16)
Funder Info Resources
Council on Foundations COVID-2019 Information Hub: Curated Resources
Philanthropy Response to Coronavirus - by Candid (former Foundation Center and GuideStar)
COVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits - Nonprofit Finance Fund
Tech Companies Offering ProBono Help (Spreadsheet, mostly Europe) (3/20)
Cisco’s COVID Response Fund (3/24)
Podmapping for Mutual Aid (3/24)
Acts of Compassion & Kindness - Large and Small
With the Coronavirus, Hell Is No Other People, New Yorker Essay by Bill McKibben
Embrace Social Distance but Fight Social Division by Asha Curran
How To Help Your Community During Pandemic - by the Handbook
How To Help In Prison - by Paper (3/31)
From individuals of kindness to scaled in-kind donations of medical supplies (3/21) (be sure to see all the wonderful links in the comments)
Mutual Aid Resources
Crowdsourced Documents, Spreadsheets, Sites, Etc.
Spreadsheet from Westchester, NY/Rockland County
Site for Vancouver created by Alexandra Samuel
Mutual Aid: Iowa City created by Allie Stutting
Mutual Aid Community Examples (3/22) June Holley
WeCare - Taking Care of Each Other
Roundup of news articles of How To Help from M&R Lab (3/31)
How To Tap Into Virtual Volunteering by VolunteerMatch (3/30)
Helping Elderly Neighbors & Family
A few links
InvisibleHandsDeliver is a new site offering safe, free deliveries to New York City and Jersey City residents who are at greatest risk of catching COVID-19.
How To Help Your Neighbors During Pandemic from USA Today (3/31)
Disability & COVID19
Forbes (Mar 8): 5 Things To Know About Coronavirus And People With Disabilities
Self-Care, Mindfulness, Reducing Anxiety
14-Day Journaling Challenge by Aisha Moore
Self-Care Twitter Accounts To Follow by Asiha Moore
How to Cultivate Calm in Chaos- Podcast with Jack Kornfield (Skip first 5 min)
Mental Health/Anxiety/Stress Reduction
Virus Anxiety - Collection of Mental Health Resources from Shine & AMA
Stuff to Do At Home
Ideas from Nonprofit Peeps (note: content not widely available)
Home Respect Agreement from Restorative Justice Partners, Inc.
Friend & Tend Strategy
Crisis Text Line: Text CRISIS to 741741 for free 24/7 support
9 Ways To Avoid Panicking About Covid-19 from WebMD (3/20)
Fact Checking Misinformation (3/20) Via Poynter Institute
Covid-19: A Data Scientist Perspective - from Fast.AI (3/10)
Preparing for the Corona Virus to Strike US (2/28)
Tips for Communicating Data About COVID-19 (3/13) - Stacy Clinton (found in
The Lancet COVID-19 Resource Centre - Free access to The Lancet resources on COVID-19
COVID Tech Innovations
Quarantine Chat App (3/20/20)
SafePaths (MIT) Privacy protection for tracking systems 3/22
How Artificial Intelligence Is Aiding Fight Against CoronaVirus by Jared Sheean
COVID-Changes in Social Norms
Health Care Advice
The State of Play from the Front Lines by Dr. Jordan Schlain (See chart with symptom comparison of colds, flu, and Coronavirus)
The #StandAgainstCorona Pledge StandAgainstCorona.org
A behavioral science-based approach to encourage people to commit to 4 key behaviors to protect themselves and their community. (Launches Wednesday 3/18/20 - please wait to promote until then.)
A Visual History of Pandemics - World Economic Forum
Remote Work & Online Events
Creating Connection in a Time of Covid-19 - interview with Nancy White
List of Work from Homes Companies (Stay at Home Club)
Suddenly Remote - Recording from Mural.Co
Community Roundtable: Managing Remote Teams (Webinar Recording)
How Futurists Cope with Uncertainty by Amy Webb - Don’t Predict - Be Prepared (3/11)
How This Futurist Prepared by Glen Hiemstra (3/2)
Office Hours with Jermiah Owyang by Jeremiah Owyang Shift to Remote Workplace; Look for Innovation Opportunities; and Practice u Self-Care
Perspectives of a Person in Quarantine by Tamar Weinberg (New Rochelle Containment Zone) 3/11
Mild Case of CoronaVirus - Facebook Post (3/9)
Classy Coronavirus Best Practices for Nonprofits - We built this group to share tips, strategies, and best practices in the wake of the coronavirus outbreak. Share your insight and expertise in these areas, and beyond, with other like-minded peers.
Memes & Humor
Zoom Memes (Facebook Group)
#NPCovid19 = Nonprofit resource sharing - which gets curated and added here
#NP-Covid-19 = Nonprofit resource sharing - which gets curated and added here
#COVIDkindness = People sharing examples and ways to spread kindness
#SWCOVID19 = Social workers sharing resources - aggregated here.
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