The Essential COVID-19 Resources for Nonprofits

A lot has changed for nonprofits. You’re facing new challenges that you likely never dreamed of encountering. What do you when your major fundraising event is cancelled? How can you communicate with your donors? How do you take care of your staff and volunteers?

It’s easy to become overwhelmed in the face of these questions.

To help, we curated a list of 37 different resources, broken into 8 different categories, that we feel are the most important for nonprofits right now. We’ve also included links to resources from the official nonprofit association in each state.

COVID-19 Resources

Communication ResourcesGeneral Resources
Event ResourcesGivingTuesdayNow Resources
Financial ResourcesManagement Resources
Fundraising ResourcesState Nonprofit Associations

While the challenges may have changed, the value of your nonprofit’s mission has not. We hope these resources help you strengthen and inspire your community.

Communication Resources

Classy7 Emails Your Nonprofit Can Send During COVID-19
The Communications NetworkCoronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit
The DeBerry GroupHow to Manage Your Communications During COVID-19 (Examples and Tips)
GiveCentralSocial Communications Toolkit
Leapfrog GroupNonprofit Communications During the Coronavirus Pandemic
Northern California GrantmakersGuidance for Philanthropic Communications in a Pandemic

Event Resources

ClassyFrom In-Person to Virtual: How to Maximize Your Fundraising Event Revenue
HubSpotHow to Run a Successful Virtual Event [Examples]
Mobile CauseWhat to Do if Your Fundraising Event is Cancelled Due to Coronavirus
Nonprofit Marketing GuideBest Practices for Communicating Your Nonprofits Canceled Event
sgENGAGEHow to Livestream a Fundraising Event

Financial Resources

Aid Programs & Grants

The Agitator by The Donor VoiceWhat You Need to Get an Emergency Forgivable COVID-19 Loan
Council on FoundationsCommunity Foundation Locator
Foundation Directory OnlineFind Grantmakers & Nonprofit Funders
GrantSpaceWhere to Find Emergency Financial Resources to Help With COVID-19 Hardships


NPRWhat’s Inside The Senate’s $2 Trillion Coronavirus Aid Package
Nonprofit TimesCARES Act: A Guide to Financial Resources for Nonprofits
Council of NonprofitsLoans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act (Public Law 116-136)
Independent SectorCARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds

Tax Relief

BankrateCredit Card Issuers Offer Customer Assistance in Response to Coronavirus
IRSCoronavirus Tax Relief and Economic Impact Payments
NFCCFinancial Counseling and Advice from the National Foundation for Credit Counseling

Fundraising Resources

American PhilanthropicWebinar: Fundraising During Uncertain Times
BonfireVirtual Fundraising Ideas to Keep You Engaged With Your Supporters
Charity How ToWebinar: Fundraising in the Time of Coronavirus: How to Manage and Modify Your Fundraising
QGivFundraising Best Practices During COVID-19: Food Bank Examples

General Resources

NFCCAre you facing financial difficulty due to the coronavirus?
Council of NonprofitsNonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19
Council on FoundationsCOVID-19 Resource Hub
Nonprofit COVID-19Free Coronavirus COVID-19 Course for Nonprofits and Ministries
Crowdsourced DocumentCovid-19 Nonprofit & Philanthropy Resources
Nonprofit Finance FundCOVID-19 Tools and Resources for Nonprofits

GivingTuesdayNow Resources

BonfireHow Your Nonprofit Can Prepare For #GivingTuesdayNow
Giving Tuesday Social Media WebinarWebinar: Social Media Tips, Tricks, and Strategies for #GivingTuesdayNow
JC Social Marketing10 Ways to Participate in #GivingTuesdayNow Without Asking for Money
Soapbox Engage8 Website Updates to Boost Your Giving Tuesday Campaign

Management Resources

Bridge SpanManaging Nonprofits During Turbulent Times
Chronicle of PhilanthropyNonprofit Crisis Management: A Checklist
Nonprofit HRKeeping Your People Together During the COVID-19 Crisis
Nonprofit HRWebinar: Workforce Planning during the COVID-19 Crisis: Freezes, Furloughs, Layoffs & Position Eliminations

State Nonprofit Associations

AlabamaAlabama Association of Nonprofits
AlasksaThe Foraker Group
ArizonaAlliance of Arizona Nonprofits
ArkansasArkansas Community Foundation
CaliforniaCalifornia Association of Nonprofits
ColoradoColorado Nonprofit Association
ConnecticutCT Community Nonprofit Alliance
DelawareDelaware Alliance for Nonprofit Advancement
District of ColumbiaCenter for Nonprofit Advancement
FloridaFlorida Nonprofit Alliance
GeorgiaGeorgia Center for Nonprofits
HawaiiHawai`i Alliance of Nonprofit Organizations
IdahoIdaho Nonprofit Center
IndianaIndiana Philanthropy Alliance
IowaIowa Nonprofit Resource Center
KansasKansas Nonprofit Centre
KentuckyKentucky Nonprofit Network
LouisianaLouisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations
MaineMaine Association of Nonprofits
MarylandMaryland Nonprofits
Massachusetts (1)Massachusetts State Associations
Massachusetts (2)Providers’ Council
MichiganMichigan Nonprofit Association
MinnesotaMinnesota Council of Nonprofits
MississippiMississippi Alliance of Nonprofits and Philanthropy
Missouri (1)Network for Strong Communities
Missouri (2)Nonprofit Connect
MontanaMontana Nonprofit Association
NebraskaNonprofit Association of the Midlands
NevadaAlliance for Nevada Nonprofits
New HampshireNew Hampshire Center for Nonprofits
New JerseyCenter for Non-Profits
New MexicoNew Mexico Thrives
New York (1)New York Council of Nonprofits
New York (2)Nonprofit New York
North CarolinaNorth Carolina Center for Nonprofits
North DakotaNorth Dakota Association of Nonprofit Organizations
OhioOhio Association of Nonprofit Organizations
OklahomaOklahoma Center for Nonprofits
OregonNonprofit Association of Oregon
PennsylvaniaPennsylvania Association of Nonprofit Organizations
South CarolinaTogether SC
South DakotaSouth Dakota Community Foundation
TennesseeMomentum Nonprofit Partners
TexasTexas Association of Nonprofit Organizations
UtahUtah Nonprofits Association
VermontCommon Good Vermont
WashingtonWashington Nonprofits
West VirginiaWest Virginia Nonprofit Association
WisconsinWisconsin Nonprofits
WyomingWyoming Nonprofit Network

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