10 Things Fundraisers Can Do From Home During the COVID-19 Pandemic

ADAM RUBLE | March 17, 2020

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With the state of the world right now, your school or nonprofit has likely suspended travel. Your annual giving team may be putting off doing any outreach at the moment as well. With all of the information coming out about the novel coronavirus, people are either consumed with it or are avoiding all social media, email, etc. Many teams are realizing that an ask at this time could really be a waste of resources, and an emergency plea, unless truly needed, can be seen as opportunistic.

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