Non-profit Sustainability and Fundraising

This page contains links to resource pages, recordings of programs for non-profit professionals, and articles related to adjusting to the new conditions imposed by COVID-19.


Recordings from Past Webinars (offered by a variety of consulting firms and organizations)

HR Realities in the Time of COVID-19.  Recording of past webinar. Presented by Wegner CPAs. As the economy reopens and more individuals return to worksites, a different set of workforce questions are emerging.

 Raising Capital in Uncertain Times. Presented by Carrie Sanders (Hope Community Capital), Tom Linfield (Madison Community Foundation), and Amanda White (Amanda White Consulting). Hear different perspectives on raising funds during the pandemic. Webinar recording.

Avoiding Costly Legal Mistakes When Re-Opening Workplaces During the Pandemic. Presented by Wegner CPAs. Guidance about how to safely reopen the workplace, steps to consider before re-engaging volunteers, and potential legal liability, and how to minimize legal risk, in connection with COVID-19. Check this page for webinar recordings from Wegner CPAs.

Madison Community Foundation Webinar recording with Scholz NonProfit Law: learn about and apply for federal and state aid. This page also provides CARES Act information and analysis.

COVID-19: Fundraising through Uncharted Waters: Webinar recording. Fundraising experts Marc Pitman (Concord Leadership Group) and Sue Kindred (SK Consulting) join Timpano Consulting’s Melanie Schmidt for a virtual conversation about fundraising and how to navigate fund development during this global pandemic.

Timpano Consulting: Includes links to short videos providing tips on navigating the crisis, and links to presentations from the 2016 Nonprofit Leadership Development Series. Archived videos on financing, technology and management can be accessed through Timpano’s YouTube channel.


Resource Pages & Articles

BoardSource’s COVID-19 Response Home Page.¬† Contains resources for Boards and chief executives to manage through the ripple effect of the pandemic on our organizations.

Network for Good: The latest in COVID-19 Resources. Contains fundraising tips and strategies, as well as tips for decision-making about fundraising events.

Free Fundraising Resources Library. Network for Good. This page has free webinars, guides, and resources about fund-raising.

Converting event donors to annual givers. Blog post by Penelop Burke, a national leader in fundraising research.

The Fundraisers Paradox – Updated for Coronavirus. A blog post by Lori Jacobwith of Ignited Fundraising. Provides an interesting visualization of what donors want to hear, and what non profits want to tell donors.

Help! Coronavirus Might Force Me to Cancel My Fundraising Event. Network for Good. By Andrea Holthouser.