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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

Candid launches pop-up coronavirus webpage, emphasizes online trainings and programs

Candid gets you the information you need to do good. That’s why we created this pop-up webpage to share the philanthropic response to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Knowing where money is going and how, and having the latest information…

By Jen Bokoff (she/her) and Suzanne Coffman (she/her)

March 13, 2020

Economic Democracy: A Conversation With Funders

The Bronx Cooperative Development Initiative (BCDI), in partnership with the Kendeda Fund and the Open Society Foundations (OSF), recently hosted a funder briefing on economic democracy. In the lead-up to the economic democracy briefing, Sandra Lobo, BCDI board vice president…

By Sandra Lobo

March 12, 2020

Is the Environmental Movement Still #SoWhite? Learning from the 2019 Green 2.0 Transparency Report Card

As environmental disasters from the recent wildfires in Australia and California to the growing intensity of tropical storms increase, environmental work takes on heightened urgency. We know that crises such as wildfires, rising sea levels, poor water, and air quality…

By Whitney Tome

March 12, 2020