In this environment where social distancing and quarantine have become the norm, Peer-to-Peer fundraising provides an incredibly powerful way to build a sustainable fundraising program by leveraging your supporters’ influence. From events to campaigns, and everything in between, if your organization is not yet investing heavily in building this capacity, you should start right away.
Our biggest challenge to fundraising during COVID is not losing our way while we try and adapt to the change. So here are my four tips as you navigate the COVID landscape of fundraising.
This is not intended as a political post – while it may come off that way. This is intended as a follow up to my Op Ed in the Star Tribune, to continue the conversation about unemployment in the age of COVID.
I’m proud to say that the Star Tribune featured my Op Ed regarding my experience being unemployed during COVID – and the inhumanity of the attack on the $600 supplemental UI so many individuals and families rely on.
It’s been a terrible 121 days – quarantining, social distancing, unable to really see friends and my family out east. What it has not been is a “paid vacation” to stay home. As we come to the end of the $600 Federal subsidy to Unemployment Insurance, I find myself filled with fear, turmoil, and frankly – anger.
I found myself thinking this morning, after reading a Tweet from a journalist-friend, about my frustration with the lack of clarity as to how we all move forward.
Somewhere in all the craziness of the last few months, like many of you, I found my way through the initial disbelief, shock, and hope this would all be short-lived, to the acceptance that it won’t be/shouldn’t be, to the realization of the strain it has taken on my life.
Yesterday I had a nice call with my “homework assignment” partner for the Shannon Institute. We called an audible, and rather than discuss the assignment, we just took some time to put everything else on hold and check in with each other.