In the face of changing fundraising realities due to COVID-19, we want to arm your nonprofit with fundraising facts every organization needs to know to continue fundraising in 2020. We’ve pulled together the following FAQs for you and your team to help you navigate this challenging time:
Let’s dive in and answer some these questions on fundraising during the corona virus pandemic.
With the ever-changing health information available on COVID-19, we recommend keeping a close eye on the following sites for the latest information: Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the World Health Organization (WHO).
The best place to find public ban information in your area is through your local Department of Health and following directives from the Governors Office.
Given the threat level of COVID-19, we recommend making contingency plans for events between now and May 31, 2020 following government guidelines. For events beyond May 31, 2020, it’s encouraged to be thinking about options to have a combination of sorts between virtual and onsite events. That way, you’ll be ready to make the necessary decisions and have a set plan in place for your teams to carry forward your very important mission.
In many cases vendors may be enacting the force majeure clause in their contracts depending on the local and regional government regulations. We highly recommend working with your vendors with whom you have contracts as early as possible. As partners, determining a plan of action, reviewing your options, and understanding cancellation policies and reschedule options is critical. Everyone is in this situation together and working to help one another.
Don’t worry, there are many fundraising options available for you to consider. As a fundraiser, coming up with creative ways to engage donors is your forte. The most important thing to remember is that your supporters will be there for you. Here are a few options to consider:
The great thing about being a OneCause customer (outside of feeling loved) is that you have access to your Fundraising Software Subscription year-round. You can host an online event, collect donations, host a silent/live auction, sell fixed price/raffle tickets and more. Depending on your software subscription, you can utilize texting, online giving and peer-to-peer social fundraising campaigns. For questions or how you can best utilize your software subscription year-round, we’re here to help.
Depending on your event date and organization’s planned fundraising activities, you can spin up a virtual fundraiser pretty quickly. Our team of OneCause consultants and virtual event managers can provide you with best practices, fundraising strategies, online resources and more to make the transition an easy one.
If you are a current customer, please feel free to reach out to your Consultant or call Support at 888-418-0983 or email@example.com. For those of you new to OneCause, you can reach us at 888-475-5214 or schedule a time to set up a consultation with one of our team members.
In this unprecedented situation, we’ve got you covered and are here to help you navigate your options. We’re committed to helping you and your community navigate the road ahead and have pulled together a comprehensive coronavirus fundraising resource center that includes:
There are so many great tools out there to help you quickly spin up your virtual event. engage and create a community among your supporters
We encourage all nonprofit organizations to be thinking about options to have a combination between virtual and onsite events. That way, you’ll be ready to make the necessary decisions and have a set plan in place for your teams to execute on for your important mission.
Plan ahead and ensure your current software solution can enable you onsite, online and virtual. Recommend reading and watching for success stories from those that have had to move their onsite event online. There’s lots of creativity happening in the fundraising space and the great news is we’re seeing initial success with groups that have moved their onsite events to virtual during this time.
For more information on virtual fundraising, be sure to check out these additional resources: