With COVID-19, there is no time to hesitate.
Philanthropic organizations have the unique ability to be flexible, be fast and meet needs squarely where they are. Speed is critical to any disaster relief effort. Don’t wait – efficiently distribute funds and resources wherever the need is most critical. Ensure you have the programs in place to support containment and mitigation efforts today, and recovery tomorrow and beyond.
Together, we can address the immediate and emerging needs of COVID-19 response with speed, flexibility and expertise.
Impact of Coronavirus (COVID-19) on Nonprofits:
The impact of the outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is still being felt and disrupting everyday life. But being hit harder than most are the nonprofit organizations and causes who rely on corporate philanthropy programs such as volunteerism and dollars for doers. The broadening concern around the situation, coupled with the multi-faceted implications of global equity market issues, will impact various donation channels including personal giving, associated matches and corporate giving.
Explore this page to learn more about what your company can do to respond to the situation effectively, safely, and while creating a major impact to those charitable partners.
Learn more about expediting disaster relief efforts in response to covid-19.
View the Webinar from April 30, 2020 for What COVID-19 Has Taught Us and Strategic Considerations in Response, as a part of our Digital Summit webinar series.
This webinar discusses the CSR trends seen up to and through this pandemic thus far, and what that means for future needs. Additionally, we will share what we can do now to effectively respond to the immediate crisis in hand.
See how CyberGrants helps you respond with greater speed, impact and focus. Ensure you have the programs in place to provide local and global support where it is needed most.
View the webinar: COVID-19 Response Programs was recorded live on Thursday, March 26 at 1PM EDT with Rob Livada, VP of Solution Architecture at CyberGrants, discussing strategies for effective and rapid response to the current coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
Reshaping Volunteerism During COVID-19
Want to learn more about Keeping Your Employees Connected to Your Organization and Each Other and The Benefits and Unique Upside of Virtual Volunteering? Read more on our blog about strategies for adapting programs and purposefully engaging employees.
Managing Volunteers in a Virtual Environment
In our Coffee Talk Webinar Series, we discuss effective ways to communicate, plan, and handle logistics of online employee volunteerism. Listen to the recording of our conversation with Saadia Malik and Yezenia Ramos of Johnson & Johnson.
How you can make an impact:
- Encourage Personal Giving: Consider adopting or expanding personal giving programs. Credit card donations can facilitate giving and the option to remove Nonprofit matching gift approvals is available.
- Employee Assistance Programs: Establishing an EAP program for this Qualified Disaster allowing your employees to request assistance in a time of need.
- Virtual Volunteering: adapt volunteer programs and provide purposeful engagement opportunities for employees.
- Consider Stabilization or Recovery Grants: new, unrestricted grant(s) to nonprofit partners to assist them through this challenging time.
- Reassess In-Kind Giving: Do existing nonprofits need something different that you can offer, and/or are there other nonprofits out there that need your support?
Strategic Disaster Response Programs:
Launch Employee Assistance Initiatives.
Establishing an Employee Assistance Program for qualified disaster allows your employees to request assistance in a time of need. Show your employees that their company and coworkers have their backs. Employees can apply for financial support or employees can donate to the employee relief fund.
Encourage Direct Personal Giving.
Consider adopting or expanding personal giving programs with credit card donations to facilitate giving and expedite disbursements. Include a list of featured organizations for seamless donor/employee experience and direct funds to where they are needed most.
Offer Unrestricted Recovery Grants.
Consider stabilization or recovery Grants: new unrestricted grant(s) to nonprofit partners to assist them through this challenging time. Leverage the quick launch Covid-19 Response grant application. The intent of this application is to streamline the application process and reduce further burden on the nonprofit organization.
“In times of need, we see communities come together to do extraordinary things. This pandemic is no different. We are humbled by the efforts of our store associates, nonprofit partners, and citizens across the globe who are coming together to support those in need. We hope these grants will help to expand critical response efforts as we continue to work together to address the impact of COVID-19.”
~Kathleen McLaughlin, executive vice president and chief sustainability officer for Walmart and president of the Walmart Foundation.
5 Strategies to effectively address immediate and emerging needs of Coronavirus (COVID-19) through philanthropy.
The outbreak of Coronavirus (COVID-19) is dominating media headlines. You may even have already been personally impacted by disruptions to your everyday life. Although the situation is changing rapidly, organizations like yours can’t hesitate when it comes to strategic disaster response programs.
From CyberGrants CEO,
“The recent coronavirus outbreak is a challenging, ever changing situation. CyberGrants is closely monitoring the status as it evolves. We are committed to continuing to provide the highest level of service to you, as well as ensuring the safety and well-being of our employees.
We understand this situation not only impacts your business operations, but your missions as well, and we want to assure you we are prepared to support you during this difficult time. Here is how CyberGrants is addressing the situation.”
Swiftly activate new disaster response initiatives:
Quickly roll out campaigns to support targeted causes
Mobilize resources faster
Enlist the giving power of your employee base by giving them what they want — the opportunity to make a positive impact for disaster relief.
Disburse funds faster and more securely
Are you a nonprofit?
The CyberGrants FrontDoor portal removes administrative burden for NPOs and reduces risk for donors. Access gifts more efficiently to spend more time doing good in the communities you serve.
8 Facets of a Seamless Grantmaking Process
The grantmaking process will always be full of challenges to overcome, but with these insights garnered from years of working with foundations of all sizes, an efficient grantmaking process is completely possible and will be in your future.
The Power of Employee Giving and Volunteering
In this guide, you will learn how to engage your workforce with relevant and impactful programs, and how employee giving and volunteering programs can improve employee health and well-being.
Achieve Agile Social Impact across all your CSR efforts.
Speed and streamline the granting process for your team and the NPOs you support, so they can devote more time and effort to their causes.
Quickly implement new programs and provide employees choice. Use Viral Engagement techniques to build camaraderie and excitement.
Create innovative programs, tap the unique expertise of your employees, and give them the flexibility to pursue your chosen causes or their own.
Integration with AP systems automates disbursements while serving as the system of record for all payments related to disaster relief grants.
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