The Fund Raising School, Lilly Family School of Philanthropy offer new resources for successful fundraising amid today’s economic turmoil
INDIANAPOLIS—The Fund Raising School and other experts at the Indiana University Lilly Family School of Philanthropy are offering several new, free resources to help nonprofits raise crucial funds to support their missions in light of the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on the economy.
The free webinars, podcasts, blogs and other analysis and recommendations are based on the school’s research, insights and expertise from its scholars, and the knowledge and experience of The Fund Raising School’s faculty of veteran fundraisers.
The resources are aimed at helping fundraising professionals, nonprofit executives and others in the philanthropic sector succeed in their fundraising, weather economic and financial challenges and navigate other issues arising in these tumultuous times. All are available through a special Philanthropy and COVID-19 section on the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy website; new resources will be added.
Fridays with The Fund Raising School Webinar Series
These free weekly webinars are more conversation than presentation, providing an opportunity to learn and sharpen fundraising skills in an online, interactive forum that also allows participants to ask questions, share, worry, wonder and vent. The live webinars are at Noon and 2:00 p.m. EDT; space is limited and registration is required. Recordings are available to the public after the webinar date.
Seiler’s career as a professional fundraiser and fundraising educator spans five decades during which he has experienced the highs and lows of charitable giving and fundraising. His wisdom and perspective provide calm and reassurance in turbulent times.
In 2008, Tempel was selected to lead the Indiana University Foundation. Then, the economy plunged into the depths of the Great Recession but fundraising goals still had to be met. He will share lessons he learned that can help fundraisers endure the new crisis.
The philanthropic sector can have a significant impact during this crisis. Osili, an internationally respected expert in philanthropy research, will explain how philanthropy’s unique strengths can inform effective fundraising in the current challenging environment.
April 24: A Conversation with Gasby Brown and Erik Daubert
Gasby Brown, faculty, The Fund Raising School
Erik Daubert, faculty, The Fund Raising School
Dr. Sarah Nathan, associate director, The Fund Raising School
Two of The Fund Raising School’s most popular faculty members will share their recommendations and skills gained by fundraising in challenging times for local, statewide and national nonprofits and will address participants’ questions and concerns.
Rooney is an internationally respected expert on how economic downturns affect giving. He discusses lessons from 9/11, Hurricane Katrina and other crises do—and do not—inform today’s fundraising and what fundraisers can do in the new environment.
First Day Podcast Series from The Fund Raising School
In this special series of The Fund Raising School’s weekly First Day podcast hosted by director Bill Stansczykiewicz, experts discuss the COVID-19 pandemic’s impact on fundraising and offer insights and advice. Podcasts can be downloaded at Philanthropy and COVID-19.
April 6 - The Role of Philanthropy: Dr. Una Osili
April 13 - Fundraising Techniques: Dr. Tim Seiler
April 20 - Philanthropy During Natural Disasters: Dr. Patrick Rooney
April 27 - High Net Worth Donors During Times of Crisis: Dr. Una Osili
May 4 - Lessons from History - The Great Influenza: Dr. Kathi Badertscher
May 11 - Fundraising During Recessions: Dr. Patrick Rooney
May 18 - Lessons from History - How Crises Have Expanded Philanthropy: Dr. Kathi Badertscher
Recorded: Don’t Stop Fundraising: Dr. Tim Seiler
Recorded: What Can Fundraisers Do? Dr. Patrick Rooney
Philanthropy and COVID-19: Impact on the Economy and Fundraising
The school’s experts discuss how the coronavirus may affect the economy and fundraising.
What Happens to Charitable Giving When the Economy Falters?
Dr. Patrick Rooney and philanthropy statistician Jon Bergdoll’s article for The Conversation explains what usually occurs with giving during recessions.
Volunteering During COVID-19: Is It Safe?
Experts from the Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health at IUPUI share tips for safe volunteering and giving back during the time of COVID-19.
How Are Community Organizations Responding to the Novel Coronavirus Pandemic?
Dr. Laurie Paarlberg shares information about how leaders are working together to provide funds for local nonprofits.
Effects of New CARES Act on Fundraising and Nonprofits
This bullet point list from The Fund Raising School’s adjunct faculty member Philip M. Purcell highlights what matters most for the CARES Act’s help for and impact on nonprofits and philanthropy.
About the Lilly Family School of Philanthropy
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