In addition to making their software tools free or low-cost for nonprofits, many companies are also publishing guides on how to effectively transition to remote work and collaborate while staying home. If you're leading your nonprofit through a transition like this, we wanted to put together some resources that will help you see what others have done, and understand best practices for your organization's security, productivity, and communications to stakeholders.
With many nonprofits shifting to remote work abruptly due to the COVID-19 coronavirus, we've prioritized adding new remote work options and tools to the resources we share. As you review the software below, note that there may be different levels of discounts for nonprofits impacted by COVID-19 versus nonprofits actively working on a cure or frontline healthcare for COVID-19. Do you know about a resource we should add to this list? You can submit an entry to our resource directory here, or post in our Facebook Group.
With the COVID-19 coronavirus causing travel restrictions, flight cancellations, and stay-at-home orders worldwide, nonprofits who had planned on service trips or in-person aid distributions are now scrambling to adjust their plans. Longer-term, we're seeing humanitarian organizations evaluating how they will deliver aid and operate their in-country programs if it's harder for staff to travel, and wondering whether aid workers will be able to travel into countries instituting travel bans. We've put together some initial resources to help navigate international shipping and changes to travel availability, and will continue to update this page with new information as available.
Fundraising is important for nonprofits of every size, but for small nonprofits especially, it can be hard to know where to turn and what resources are available.
We've put together a roundup of tools that are a good place to start. We'll continue to update this list, and you can share your suggestions, too! Submit an entry here.
Giving Tuesday is coming up! This day of giving is popularized on social media, and comes just after the busy shopping days Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Almost 1/3 of Americans plan to participate in Giving Tuesday, so it can be a big day of fundraising for nonprofits who choose to participate.