COVID-19: Helpful Resources for Nonprofits

Government Funding Programs

United States

Unemployment Insurance – The federal government is allowing new options for states to amend their laws to provide unemployment insurance benefits related to COVID-19. Learn more.

Answers to Question About the New Unemployment Benefit Laws.

Nonprofits and the CARES Act: Webinar

Briefing on Emergency Coronavirus Funding for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits: Webinar

Small Business Loan – Here’s what you need to get a forgivable small business (under 500 employees), loan under the emergency legislation just signed into law. The new CARES Act gives nonprofits and small business access to funds aimed at helping to meet the COVID-19 emergency. These emergency funds are limited and the early bird gets the worm should be your mantra.

$60B in Emergency Relief to Nonprofits


Nonprofits in Canada along with many of their suppliers/vendors are eligible for wage subsidy. Here’s a detailed breakdown of who is eligible and how the subsidy will be implemented from Canada Revenue Agency.
Temporary Wage Subsidies

The Canada Emergency Wage Subsidy

Temporary Worker Assistance Program – Quebec

Ontario charities can access restricted purpose funds

Affected by COVID-19? Quickly learn what Canadian government support programs you qualify for here.

Government Funding Programs

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau says the federal government is setting up a $350 million Emergency Community Support Fund to help charities and non-profits keep up their work assisting Canada’s most vulnerable through the COVID-19 pandemic.


Communicating During the Crisis

Complete Guide – Communicating During COVID-19: A Complete Nonprofit Guide & Resource Roundup
Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit

How to Build Your Crisis Communications Team Remotely

Free Posters to Help Educate and Stop the Spread of COVID-19

A comprehensive set of fill-in-the-blank email, text, and social media messages for your donor communications strategy: Coronavirus Communication Templates: Customizable Messages for Donors

Google Drive of Communication Templates and Examples for Nonprofits During COVID-19: By Julia Campbell

Nonprofit Management

Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19 by National Council of Nonprofits

Success Stories



Appeal Templates & Scripts

Monthly Giving

How a Monthly Giving Program Helps in Times of Crisis

Working Remotely

TechSoup: Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak
NTEN: Bring your questions on remote working to our next open office hours

Rescheduling Events

Online Meeting & Phone Software

Top 5 VOIP Software Solutions For Nonprofits
Zoom – Nonprofits can apply for a discount through TechSoup Canada here.
GoToMeeting – To support nonprofits during the COVID-19 outbreak, LogMeIn will offer all products including GoToMeeting for free for three months in addition to providing Emergency Remote Work Kits. Learn more here.

Nonprofit Groups 

COVID 19 Charity Preparedness Group – A group to discuss and share contingency plans for charities in relation to COVID-19.


How Nonprofits Can Navigate COVID-19 – Every Monday at 1pm EST.
The New Normal: Fundraising in the wake of a COVID-19 coronavirus market w/ Cherian Koshy


Podcast Related to COVID-19

Fundraising in times of crisis
Building Resiliency with Monica Bodurka

Podcast to Help Stay Connected

With people working from home and feeling more isolated from others, podcasts are a great way for our clients to feel connected, and learn/grow along the way

First Day Podcast (made by Indiana University’s Lilly Family School of Philanthropy)
Nonprofits are Messy, the Podcast
Nonprofit Leadership Podcast
The Impact Podcast 
Stanford Social Innovation Review
Fundraising is Beautiful 
Fundraising Talent Podcast
The Small & Mighty Fundraising Minute
Impact Boom

Podcast for Anxiety Management

Calmer You Podcast (Recent episode re: COVID-19)
The Anxiety Coaches Podcast
Your Anxiety Toolkit (Recent episode re: COVID-19)
Meditation Minis Podcast

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