COVID-19 Response Guide for Fundraising and Events

March 13, 2020

As the global COVID-19 situation continues to evolve rapidly, organizations are facing difficult decisions when it comes to the management of their in-person events and protecting the health of their supporters. Whether your organization opts to move forward, reschedule or cancel your in-person event, the public’s response to this pandemic may impact attendance and participation in your plan events. Declines in registration could have a ripple down effect on the financial health of organizations, especially those dependent on event fundraising to support their mission.

Fortunately, we live in a time where technology can help bring people together in new and creative ways without the requirement of being face-to-face with one another. This response guide will help you quickly set up a basic response as well as provide ideas to pivot your peer-to-peer event website and activities to a virtual event.

As the COVID-19 situation evolves, Blackbaud will be posting resources and updates on this dedicated page.

If you want to connect with other organizations utilizing their Blackbaud solutions to navigate COVID-19 repercussions, please visit the Blackbaud Customer Community.

Please download the document above for eight best practices that can help your organization make the greatest impact and offset missed fundraising opportunities should your events be cancelled or rescheduled as a result of a health concern or pandemic.

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