How Your Nonprofit Can Survive COVID-19

Valerie M. Jones Associates (VMJA) can guide your nonprofit through these trying times. From quick OMG consults to COVID development audits to virtual board fundraising trainings, we’ve got your back. All our services can be delivered remotely. We don’t do generic. Each task, each call, each strategy is designed to help your unique nonprofit fundraise at this critical juncture.

Our new blog series is your one-stop, free resource to ensure your nonprofit emerges from 2020 more resilient than ever. We even have resources for arts, cultural and environmental nonprofits that may feel particularly unsure about fundraising through this crisis.

We’ll cut to the chase. Each blog is written in the form of a checklist with links to templates, samples, and resources. And since the situation’s constantly changing, we’re updating the checklists daily!

Our three-pronged approach will provide relief in less than an hour, help you regain momentum in less than a day, and achieve success within a month.

Relief-Conserve what you’ve got – Sound strategies to maintain and increase your current resources so you can make it through the coming months.
Sample Tip: Renegotiate your lease. One VMJA client got an 80% reduction for the rest of the year.

Momentum-Activate everyone – Simple ways your board, volunteers and donors can build enthusiasm and support for your cause remotely.
Sample Tip: Send personalized, digital thank you notes. E-vite’s premium cards are free during the COVID crisis-you can send up to 750 to your major donors.

Success-Fundraise NOW! – Speed, volume, simplicity, and urgency matter. We’ll offer creative ideas for maximizing support from your corporate, foundation, government and individual donors. But do it now. An Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP) study of giving during the Great Recession shows nonprofit organizations that continue to engage with their community throughout a national crisis become more financially stable and reputable than those who do not.

Each section will be broken down into multiple, instructive checklist blogs. These will not only help you batten down the hatches, but help you steer for the stars of opportunity this crisis presents.

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