We are constantly updating this page with new tools, resources, and samples so please check back often. If you have a resource you would like to share, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will also continue to share our thoughts and advice weekly on Facebook LIVE. If you missed it, Lynne answered hundreds of questions during our first two sessions below. Join us Wednesday, April 1 at 1pm ET for another live chat where you can ask Lynne anything and share questions, challenges, and your own victories with our amazing community of donor relations professionals.
Lynne's Facebook LIVE Q&A's
March 18, 2020
March 25, 2020 Part 2
March 25, 2020 Part 1
April 1, 2020
Tools and Articles:
Amazing samples we've seen:
Products & services that can help:
ThankView - One of the best pieces of technology available to create personalized, customized videos for donors, but it can also be used to communicate with students, prospective students, parents, and more during this time. Below are some examples of how organizations are using ThankView to communicate right now.
- And here is a video from ThankView CEO, JD Beebe, with even more ideas and resources.
Run The World - Led by Xiaoyin Qu, makes it easy and fun for all kinds of organizers to put together exciting online events. Organizers can simply plug and play events templates; attendees can interact with each other and experience meaningful talks, entirely online. Conference? AGM? Fundraiser? You name it. It’s beautifully designed and with community in mind.
Braindates - Led by Christine Renaud, is the leading solution for events that want to provide more than just networking for their participants. Braindates are one-on-one or small group conversations based on topics of shared interest that participants book with one another through the Braindate platform. Guess what? They’ve launched Virtual Braindate. It’s absolutely brilliant.
Catchafire - Led by Rachael Chong, matches professionally-skilled volunteers with non-profits and social enterprises for virtual volunteer projects. Their platform connects you with passionate, pro bono professionals looking to donate their skills through 1-hour phone calls or fully-fledged projects. Their vision is a more empathetic, inclusive, and loving world.
COVID-related crowdfunding examples: