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Foundations respond to current need

I spoke to foundation leaders about how they are responding to the coronavirus situation and how that affects grantees. Here’s what they told me.

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Swabless in Seattle

One thing we can learn from the coronavirus crisis is the importance of local initiative to manage even major problems. Centralization leads to “fragility” which does not respond well to disruption, whereas smaller, decentralized initiatives tend to be “antifragile”—more nimble in the case of volatility.


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Top 5 changes for nonprofits from the COVID legislation

In light of the economic impact of the coronavirus, the U.S. Senate just passed a $2 trillion relief act. Here are the five items that affect nonprofits.

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Mailing during COVID: refining tactics to improve results

Many organizations are asking whether they should keep mailing during the coronavirus pandemic. You can’t stop mailing—but you do want to make certain tactical shifts in light of the current fundraising environment.


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Market turmoil underlines the importance of small donors & diversified support

The current economic downturn leaves many organizations exposed to market volatility. How should you prepare—or have prepared—for a bear market?

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Giving during COVID: thoughts for donors

Everyone is wondering how donors will respond to the economic downturn. Here are some recommendations for donors—we need you to help keep nonprofits and civil society strong.


How are artists weathering COVID-19?

The coronavirus pandemic is affecting all of us. Here are some encouraging stories about groups making the arts available to those of us at home and supporting artists in need.

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Fundraising in uncertain times

While the COVID pandemic sweeps across the country, everything feels uncertain. As you work to keep your organization stable and successful, Philanthropy Daily will remain a resource for you with COVID-related articles and a new webinar series.


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“The physical world still matters”

It’s the “digital age” but direct mail still works. We might even see a “golden age” of direct mail.

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Coronavirus and fundraising: don’t change anything

Preparing for quarantine? Wondering how COVID-19 will affect your fundraising strategy? It shouldn’t.




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