Training experts Radia Carr and Monica Orozco and patent attorney Dr. Rena Patel have joined the VolunteerConnect board of trustees. The new appointees began their board service with the Princeton-based capacity-building nonprofit in June 2020. VolunteerConnect is committed to supporting the work of other charitable organizations by training effective board members and facilitating the ongoing education of nonprofit staff and boards.
The statistics on how people of color are disproportionately impacted by COVID-19 are disturbing. What steps can we take to help address those challenges now and into the future?
Role of the Board
in Fundraising During a Crisis
Board members can make a huge difference by working in partnership with the Executive Director to make plans for the future and to reach out to donors now. This video above by Sandra Toussaint-Burgher, President & CEO of United Way of Greater Mercer County, outlines some key steps that board members should be taking now to support their organizations in fundraising during the COVID-19 crisis.
Fundraising for Nonprofits
Practical tips on where to focus your efforts on fundraising during tough times.
Board members may hesitate to fundraise. BoardSource provides some simple talking points to help.
In this article, Blue Avocado gives clear guidance on
Given the current environment, collaborating or thinking about nonprofit mergers offers a way to address resource challenges. This video by Dennis Kilfeather from the NonProfitConnect board outlines a range of creative ways solve these problems.
Are you feeling overwhelmed by future possibilities? This video, by Allison Trimarco of Creative Capacity, outlines a practical, scenario planning exercise designed for nonprofit organizations facing challenges due to the COVID-19 crisis.
If we did not know the importance of cash before, we sure do now. This video featuring Ann Zawartkay from Nonprofit Accounting Solutions explores how to navigate your nonprofit through the financial storms.
Nonprofits are faced with tough decisions around staffing and potential layoffs. Following social distancing practices and working remotely add new challenges. The video above offers some suggestions for tackling these tough human resources challenges.
As nonprofits deal with challenges posed by COVID-19, these are certainly unprecedented times. Watch this video by Elizabeth Wagner from Bryn Mawr Trust for some great ideas about how board members can best provide leadership and support.
During a crisis, contingency planning becomes critical for the success of an organization. This video provides insight into creating contingency plans, help for those who haven't yet done that and advice on managing through challenging times.
In these times of crisis, the way that we communicate with our constituents is key to how we are perceived.