COVID-19 Resources

AFP has compiled the following list of resources for you.  If there is a topic you would like to know more about, please email us at [email protected] and we will see what we can find for you.

We will continue to add resources to this list.






  • Coronavirus and COVID-19 Funds
    Giving Compass compiled a list of vetted funds that are addressing immediate and long-terms needs stemming from the Covid-19 crisis.
  • Let's Build Hope
    Let’s Build Hope ( is offering up to 40 hours of free phone consulting to nonprofits in the coming 30 days. If you are struggling with how to manage coronavirus challenges around events, major gifts, stewardship, etc., please call us at (314) 716-2496. One hour per each nonprofit, please.
  • COVID-19 Regional Response Fund.
    This is a robust collaboration of philanthropic-minded organizations which we expect to grow and include many more businesses organizations, for‑profit and nonprofit alike, seeking to provide a united impactful response to the short‑term and long‑term hardships that have been and will continue to be experienced by our neighbors in the St. Louis region
  • Frequently updated compilation of COVID-19 Fundraising Advice - Bloomerang
    Bloomerang has compiled a library of crisis fundraising advice, articles, opinions, webinars, videos and resources in the wake of the new coronavirus and its impact on the nonprofit sector.
  • COVID-19 Resource List
    Curated by Beth Kanter, Janet Fouts, Linda Baker, Sarah Goddard, Susan Tenby, Wendy Harman, Meico Marquette Whitlock, Barbara O’Reilly. Includes information on nonprofit resources, philanthropic response, and health advice. Share with others with #NPCOVID19 hashtag.
  • Information on COVID-19
    During times of crisis, one of our most valuable resources is good information — particularly in a digital world filled with too much noise. In an effort to help you manage your information intake so that you can spend more time focusing on your community (and your own health), we’ve curated a list of resources and articles that we hope you’ll find helpful.
  • Interim Guidance for Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus 2019 - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
    This interim guidance is based on what is currently known about the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will update this interim guidance as needed and as additional information becomes available.
  • Coronavirus Communications Triage Kit - The Communications Network
    Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit — to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits covering many of the tasks you’re likely attending to.
  • $349 Billion In Forgivable Paycheck Protection Loans For Nonprofits
    The $2 trillion Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Recovery (CARES) Act includes $349 billion in forgivable loans for nonprofits and small businesses. The main purpose is to help organizations keep their employees on the payroll between now and the end of June 2020. Hence, the name of the program: Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). The application window opens on Friday, April 3.



  • How to protect yourself against COVID-19 (90-second video) – World Health Organization
    WHO - COVID-19 is an infectious disease caused by a new coronavirus introduced to humans for the first time.
  • Building an Online Ambassador Program
    The digital revolution has created a new and exciting opportunity for alumni, student and parent volunteers to get involved and support their school's fundraising efforts. Using social media and email, online ambassadors help to spread the word and create excitement around giving days and other special initiatives while reminding people about the importance of philanthropy throughout the year. Developing an online ambassador program doesn't require a lot of time or resources, but it can have a major impact on your fundraising efforts.
  • Overcoming Obstacles in Fundraising
    Whether you're a gift officer or a phonathon caller facing rejection after a solicitation or your institution is simply dealing with a public relations challenge, it's important to understand how these predicaments may impact your overall fundraising efforts. Knowing how to respond when challenges arise and appreciating when it is (or isn't) okay to conduct solicitations can have a lasting impact on your advancement efforts.

    Register now for your entire team to learn how to overcome obstacles in fundraising.

    This recording is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.
  • Soliciting Gifts Over the Phone
    Whether you’re a student caller, a gift officer, or a volunteer, phone calls are still one of the most efficient and effective ways to solicit a gift. But there are a lot of factors that distinguish a successful call from an unsuccessful one. Being prepared and having a structured plan before you pick up the phone will not only lead to a more relaxed and flowing conversation, it will also increase your likelihood of success.

    Register now for your entire team to learn how to successfully solicit gifts over the phone.

    This webinar is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.
  • Virtual Gift Officers
    When it comes to developing relationships with donors, nothing beats a face-to-face meeting. Direct engagement can not only drive increased support, but it can also provide valuable insight to inform prospect identification and qualification. But small teams, limited budgets, and geography often prevent advancement programs from reaching some of their most important supporters in person. One way to address these challenges is to empower gift officers to focus on phone and email engagement, allowing for personal interactions that meet organizational capability while ensuring that donors remain connected with your institution.

    Register now for your entire team to learn how to develop a virtual gift officer program for your annual fund.

    This webinar is eligible for 1.25 points of CFRE credit.
  • Nonprofit Fundraising Events during Coronavirus - Virtual? Cancel? Postpone?
    A video by charity auctioneer Abra Annes who offers advice on what to consider and how to make the call to cancel your fundraising event.
  • Grantspace
    Live Training and Special Events
    In-person or online, learn from our training experts and your peers in the field.
  • Ongoing Meeting About COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact
    Please email us at [email protected] to be added to the information portal.
  • CCS Fundraising: Strategies during COVID-19
    As the COVID-19 crisis affects our personal and professional lives, CCS Fundraising is here to support you. Below you will find insights that every nonprofit organization can use to face these unprecedented, challenging times. As fundraising experts, we know that the principles and best practices of fundraising don’t change, but sometimes we must find new ways to implement them.



  • Emergency Aid for Nonprofit Organizations Amidst COVID-19
    The charitable sector is on the front lines of addressing the COVID-19 pandemic, but risks catastrophic damage from evaporating revenue, new demands, and major disruptions in charitable giving. Tell your legislators that Congress must provide emergency aid to nonprofit organizations by expanding charitable giving and providing organizations with grants, loans, and tax credits.