COVID-19: Resources for Fundraisers & Nonprofits

Though the global realities and implications of the COVID-19 virus are unprecedented, nonprofits can weather the storm by taking decisive action. This library of resources from Graham-Pelton will provide immediate steps you can take to prioritize your development efforts during turbulent times. We will continually add new resources throughout the duration of the pandemic, so check back often.


Silver Linings Playbook

A special webcast series for nonprofit leaders highlighting creative ways to cultivate, ask, and steward during COVID-19.

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Fundraising Amidst COVID-19

President and CEO Elizabeth Zeigler shares Graham-Pelton's firsthand experience guiding nonprofits through turbulent times in this 45-minute webcast recording.

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"It was awesome! So much good information – I took 3 pages of notes. I feel a new sense of comfort and bravery as we all approach this time together. LOVED."

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COVID-19 & Unrestricted Giving, Part 1: Now Is the Time

Now is the time to evaluate your relationship and comfort with unrestricted giving. In the first of our three-part series, Senior Vice President Jennifer Harris shares why.

How the CARES Act Impacts Nonprofit Organizations

The $2 trillion economic stimulus package presents an opportunity to embrace our connectedness at this trying time by ensuring that taxpayers can give to help others and that the nonprofits serving our communities can survive, even as many face economic hardship due to lost revenue.

Philanthropy without fear: Setting fundraising facts straight

Historically, while significant downturns have affected charitable giving to some extent, the losses in philanthropic dollars are never as dramatic as the market downturns that drive them.

Stewarding Donors Through Crisis

Strategic and thoughtful crisis response planning during an organization's best days can bring structure and clarity on its worst.

Four Truths for Fundraising During Times of Uncertainty

During windows of uncertainty, fundraising must continue to be a priority, writes Graham-Pelton President & CEO Elizabeth Zeigler.

Seven Lessons from the Great Recession of 2008 that Apply Today

From COVID-19 to market fluctuations to the impending US election, much is unknown. But this we do know: Americans remain philanthropic even – especially – during times of unpredictability. Here are seven lessons from our experience in the Great Recession.

10 Tips for Enhancing Zoom Calls

As more employees transition to working remotely, Vice President David Allyn shares his 10 tips for improving your video calls using Zoom.

Five Good Reads for Fundraisers During the Pandemic

Keep your fundraising skills sharp with these book recommendations for development professionals.

Remote Working Tips

As more businesses move to remote operations, you and your colleagues are likely to experience the benefits and challenges of working from home. If you are new to working remotely, consider these tips to assist you.

Five Things to Keep in Mind for Adult Learners

We all are facing “newness” in many realms of life these days. New routines, new patterns, and likely new information as we adopt new approaches to work and home life. Keep these five things in mind when communicating new concepts to adult learners.



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