Resources for Nonprofit Leaders during Uncertain Times

These are unprecedented times for all of us, and nonprofit professionals, in particular, are balancing many moving parts. From the nonprofit leaders we’ve spoken to over the last several days, you are responding to higher client needs and demands, shifting to remote work arrangements, fielding questions about planned events, worrying about your fundraising efforts, and so much more. It’s a lot to handle.

You are not alone, and the one ray of sunshine in all of this is the groundswell of outreach and support. From stories and our own experiences, we are convinced more than ever that human kindness is alive and well. Keep the faith, and please let us know if there is anything the PiP team can do to help you process all of this and plan for next steps.

Now, for some resources! Whether you’re looking for a distraction from COVID-19 news or figuring out what’s next for your nonprofit in light of the virus, we hope our curated list of online resources below will help you navigate the uncertainty we are all facing. We will update the list below as more resources become available.


CDC Foundation has COVID-19 Guidelines for Nonprofits (Nonprofit Times)

The Nonprofit Community Confronts the Coronavirus (National Council of Nonprofits)

COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond (Center for Disaster Philanthropy)

Managing through Tough Times (The Bridgespan Group)

React, Respond or Initiate (Seth Godin)

A Few things for Nonprofits and Foundations to Consider in Light of Coronavirus (Nonprofit AF)

How Nonprofits Can Use Scenario Planning to Prepare for and Respond to COVID-19 (FutureGood)

6 Steps for Grantmakers to Take Now to Ensure Nonprofits Recover from Coronavirus Spread (Chronicle of Philanthropy)


Essential Advice and Resources for Nonprofits (Bloomerang)

Coronavirus and Your 2020 Fundraising Goals (Forbes)

OMG, What Will We Do About Our Upcoming Event? (Claire Axelrad)

8 Steps for Successful Fundraising during the Coronavirus Crisis (Amy Eisenstein, ACFRE)

Avoid the 3 Biggest Mistakes of Fundraising in a Recession (The Fundraising Coach)

Preparing Your Fundraising Event for a Public Health Crisis (Swaim Strategies)


Nonprofit Governance: Coronavirus and COVID-19 (NEO Law Group, nonprofit attorneys)

Coronavirus Nonprofit Risk Management Resources (Risk Alternatives)


Communicating about the Coronavirus and Your Upcoming Events (Nonprofit Marketing Guide)

Running Effective Virtual #Nonprofit Meetings: 9 Best Practices for Facilitating Engagement (Beth Kanter, nonprofit trainer, speaker and author)

Jump Start Your Remote Working Environment (Tech Impact)

Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the Covid-19 Outbreak (Tech Soup)  

Understanding Videoconferencing Tools Available to Your Nonprofit (Tech Soup)


18 Very Good Boys and Girls Whose Stories Will Melt Your Heart (and by boys and girls, we’re talking about really cute dogs that will put a smile on your face J) (InspireMore)

25 Ways to Feel Happier in the Next 5 Minutes (Happier)

60-Second Vacation (CNN Travel)

Pictures of Coffee Foam Art That Will Make You Want to Drink Your Screen (Happier)

Virtual Museum Tours (Travel + Leisure)

Images for Your Mental Vacation (Pinterest)

Home Safaris (Cincinnati Zoo)

Virtual Field Trips  (Variety of Sources)


Tax Advantages for Employee Assistance (Valor CSR)

Online Interactive Dashboard (Johns Hopkins University)

How Much Worse the Coronavirus Could Get, in Charts (NY Times)

Scammers Follow Headlines (Federal Trade Commission)

At PiP, while we are washing our hands, we also will be seeking out bright spots in the community and finding (or creating!) resources to help you during these challenging times. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and our website. You can sign up for our monthly PiP Squeak e-blast here for information, resources and “feel good” stories.


Stacey Wedding & the PiP Team