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    Resources for Navigating Philanthropy and Non-profit Leadership During Uncertain Times


    As each day brings new challenges, we'll keep this page updated with resources and tools to help you lead and fund raise to meet the changing needs in your community. Be sure to check back regularly AND share anything you've seen that would be helpful.



    You can listen to these podcasts here or subscribe on Apple iTunes or wherever you listen to podcasts.

    DBD's "Rethinking Financial Strategies" podcast (27 minutes) will help you to identify strategies for recovery and for strengthening your organization in the long run to prepare for future downturns.


    DBD's "Pivoting Your Case for Support" podcast (30 minutes) will show you how one organization created a new case for support and shared it with their donors, helping them to gain much-needed support during these uncertain times.


    DBD's "Major Gifts Conversations During a Crisis" podcast (26 minutes) is a conversation how your strong relationships with your donors will allow you to be both a giver and receiver. 


    DBD's "In the Tent" podcast (13 minutes) features Bruce Berglund and Jon Simons sharing some advice on who you should call today and how those conversations might unfold.




    Click below to view recent webinars and download the presentation. Upcoming webinar dates will be listed here, as well.

    DBD Webinars



    Want to Support Your Community's Recovery? Invest in Child Care  (Bridgespan Group)

    Fundraising in the Age of Coronavirus (HBR.org)

    Effects of COVID on learning loss (useful for a variety of youth-serving organizations)

    Giving Tuesday moves to May 5

    Maximizing Benefits from Federal Stimulus Package (updated 4/16) (Westfall Gold)

    How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19 (Nonprofit Quarterly)

    Teaching and Learning after COVID19 (Inside Higher Ed) - PS. you don't have to be an educational organization to find the questions they pose relevant for your organization

    Nonprofits Can Survive and Thrive (Crescendo)

    ACA's Coronavirus resource page (American Camp Association) 



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    Sample Communications

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