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Now Is Not the Time to Stop Fundraising

April 06, 2020 / TRACY VANDERNECK

Twice this week, I have heard from nonprofit organizations that boards of directors have “forbidden” them to conduct any type of fundraising during this period of Coronavirus-induced uncertainty. Last week, several agencies told me they have no reserves, but still think it would look bad to fundraise right now. Here’s the thing: It would be worse to go out of business because fundraising was nixed during a time when organizations arguably need it most.