In just a matter of weeks, COVID-19 swept across Europe, leaving charities and non-profits facing funding shortfalls of several billion euros for the months ahead. Almost two years later, uncertainty prevails.
Charities, sector bodies and suppliers are united in their drive to overcome the crisis, to continue vital charitable services and to support one another through this. Below is a range of resources and useful links to support fundraisers across Europe.
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Page updated: 08 December 2021
Explore all the latest EFA news and features on this site tagged ‘Coronavirus’ here.
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Pandemic fundraising – Better Fundraising (guide on fundraising during the pandemic)
Covid-19: The Charity Digital Code – Developed by a steering group of UK voluntary sector trade bodies
Covid-19 Funding & Resource Hub – Charities Aid Foundation (funding, resources, research & insight)
Charity communicator coronavirus resources – CharityComms
Coronavirus charity toolkit (including funder lists, guidance for responding to the crisis & building sustainability) – Charity Excellence Framework
French Foundation Mobilisation Resources – Centre Français des Fonds et Fondations
Donor engagement – Strategies, template resources & more – Donor Perfect
European Philanthropy Statement – EFC/DAFNE (A statement signed by over 180 funders to offer greater support and flexibility to nonprofits during Covid-19)
Covid-10 French Resources and Studies – Frances Générosités
Project Everyone: Resources from the global virtual summit supporting charities through COVID-19 – Fundraising Everywhere (including resources & presentations on running digital events, using text giving in a crisis, legacy giving and more.)
Coronavirus resource centre – Institute of Fundraising (featuring research into the impact of the virus, blogs, sources of emergency funding & more)
Coronavirus Response Toolkit – New Philanthropy Capital (NPC)
Digital fundraising for small charities – Reason Digital
Chapel & York – Emergency Affiliate Membership for Cross-Border Giving – Chapel & York is offering charities a free emergency membership in one or more of the group’s Foundations around the world, giving charities the opportunity to access international funding and secure tax benefits for donors. Grants are also available to member organisations every other week.
Charity Digital – Tech offers available to charities – Charity Digital has rounded up a series of technology currently being offered freely to charities for a limited period.
FAB friends / partners offering free support – Friends and partners of Fundraisers Alliance Belgium are offering free support during the coronavirus and surrounding weeks.
Procurios – Stay United – Non-profit IT specialist Procurios is offering associations and foundations in the Netherlands a free community platform, including their own app, during the corona crisis.
*Terms and conditions apply, see providers’ websites for further details.
Organisations across Europe have been researching the impact of the coronavirus on charities and nonprofits. This research includes the following markets:
The Impact of Covid-19 on Nonprofits in Europe – European Fundraising Association
Covid-19 French Resources and Studies – Frances Générosités
Impact on associations – Mouvement Associatif and Recherches et Solidarités
Donor barometer – Isoskèle
Consumer response to Covid-19 – VaLa (Finnish Fundraising Association)
Impact on Finnish charities – VaLa (Finnish Fundraising Association)
Impact on Dutch charities – Goede Doelen Nederland
Charity landscape 2020 – Charities Aid Foundation
Impact on Swedish charities – Giva Sverige
Coronavirus Multi-Market Research – GlobalWebIndex
Covid 19 Charity Preparedness Group – A Facebook group to discuss and share contingency plans for charities in relation to Covid 19
Facebook group for fundraisers in France – Association Française des Fundraisers
Online meet-up for FAB members – Fundraisers Alliance Belgium
Explore the latest EFA news and features on this site tagged ‘Coronavirus’
Chronicles from Italy during COVID-19 – 101 Fundraising
20 reflections on fundraising during the coronavirus – Asociación Española de Fundraising
How to fundraise during a pandemic – EFA (Alex Blake, KEDA Consulting)
Fundraising in times of corona – Fundraisers Alliance Belgium
Rapidata’s Covid-19 Resources Hub – Rapidata (offering advice and links for charities looking to protect their regular giving income)
5 ways the coronavirus is changing the legacy market – Rob, Cope, Remember A Charity
Love for fundraisers in a time for coronavirus – UK Fundraising
Legacy Fundraising: The Best of Times or the Worst of Times? – Russell N. James, Michael J. Rosen
A wellbeing guide for charity communications professionals – Charity Comms (UK)
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