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Foundations and the Great Recession: context for our current crises

If the world were fighting only the coronavirus (Covid-19) at the moment, that would be challenge enough. But we are not just battling a disease, we are also in the midst of a historic economic meltdown. What does this mean…

By Larry McGill (he/him)

March 30, 2020

Neighborhoods with ‘Medical Deserts’ Have Emergency Needs During COVID Pandemic

A zip code has become a life or death matter. Families that live more than an hour from a hospital face a death sentence based on their address. A long ambulance ride increases the risk of death. Patients with respiratory…

By Valda Crowder

March 27, 2020

Global philanthropic response to COVID-19 approaches $3 billion

On March 3, Candid identified almost $1 billion in worldwide pledges and donations for frontline relief of a growing coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic. In the two and a half weeks since then, the World Health Organization (WHO) has declared COVID-19 a…

By Andrew Grabois

March 27, 2020

Facing the global pandemic: dispatches from Alliance’s global editorial advisory board

This has been an extraordinary and terrifying week as countries around the world face up to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic. Here, we have repurposed a conversation between a global group of members from the Alliance editorial advisory board highlighting what…

By Alliance Magazine

March 26, 2020

Coronavirus heightens the importance of being a transparent and flexible foundation

In a week’s time, life has changed in unimaginable ways as a result of the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. Predictable routines of work and school have been upended as we “shelter in place” and shift work to home offices shared in…

By Janet Camarena (she/her)

March 25, 2020

Candid resources to advance your work during the coronavirus crisis

Dear nonprofit community, As the coronavirus (COVID-19) disrupts more and more lives around the world, we want to be here for you. We thank those on the front lines fighting the virus and serving vulnerable populations at this difficult time. And we acknowledge that for some, the best part we can…

By Julieta Mendez (she/her) and Chris Bunting (they/them)

March 24, 2020

Ladder Funding: A Collaborative Approach to Changing the World

According to the National Center for Charitable Statistics, there are more than 1.5 million charitable organizations in the United States. Despite the many different forms they take, all of them have something in common: a desire to create meaningful change…

By Ajay Dahiya

March 23, 2020

COVID-19 vs. live events: alternative ideas for 2020 fundraising

With rapid development in the novel coronavirus pandemic, many nonprofits are facing a serious dilemma: should we cancel our live events for fundraising or continue promoting them? Regardless of the current public health concerns, alternative fundraising options such as digital…

By Daryl Hatton

March 23, 2020

Weekend Link Roundup (March 21-22, 2020)

There's no other way to put it: we've just experienced one of the most extraordinary weeks in our lifetimes. On the off-chance you were rafting the Grand Canyon, here's our weekly roundup of noteworthy items from and about the social…

By Mitch Nauffts (he/him)

March 22, 2020

8 steps for successful fundraising during the coronavirus crisis

"8 steps for successful fundraising during the coronavirus crisis" is reprinted from Amy Eisenstein’s blog. Coronavirus is spreading. The economy is declining. And there’s continued political turmoil. Any one of these three issues could be viewed as a recipe for…

By Amy Eisenstein (she/her)

March 20, 2020

Jeff Bezos and Climate Change

Jeff Bezos, CEO of Amazon and, according to Forbes, the world's richest man, has asserted himself in the race to address our greatest global threat, the climate crisis. In February, Bezos announced he was donating $10 billion to fight a…

By Sierra Stephens, Lillie Heyman, and Hannah Connors

March 17, 2020

7 ways to anchor your corporate coronavirus response in compassion

The coronavirus has now spread to more than 100 countries and claimed more than 4,000 lives. Companies have been among the first to step up, pledging more than 80 percent of the total funds given to coronavirus response efforts. The U.S. Chamber…

By Kayla O’Neill (she/her)

March 16, 2020