Navigating the COVID-19 Crisis

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, you may have had to cancel your usual fundraising events and rethink your services. This page is designed to help you respond, either by supporting you in writing a Crisis Management Plan, helping you to start crowdfunding or connecting you to the most relevant civil society networks and resources.

Micro courses

Accelerating digital transformation during COVID-19 

Crisis management during COVID-19

News and inspiration

This an interview focuses on how CSOs can thrive within the pandemic. Charles Kojo Vandyck gives insights on how to navigate within the new normal and successfully integrate technology into operations to help achieve goals and objectives as a CSO in the region.

Watch this heartwarming story of Dr. Satyendra on how their first crowdfunding campaign helped them gain important unrestricted funds in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Through social media you can fundraise innovatively during the COVID-19 crisis: listen to this great story of Tawakalit Kareem from the Butterfly Project Nigeria.

Watch the inspiring story below of Mayara Brilhante from Brazil, whose organisation received a lot of publity when Madonna retweeted her message. She shares her lessons learned on how to fundraise online as a small, community-based organization in the Amazon Rainforest in Brazil.

Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on CSOs in West Africa

Video and research reports: impact of COVID

Navigating Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic for CSOs: Innovatively Fundraising Online

Navigating Coronavirus (COVID-19)


In 7 steps, we will help you develop a complete Crisis Management Plan, Crisis Communication Plan or Crowdfunding Plan. Through these plans, you will understand how to assess your risks, determine the expected impact, formulate your response and build your teams.

Crisis Management Plan Crisis Communication Plan Crowdfunding Monitoring and evaluation


Go through the ten main fundraising techniques including online fundraising and decide which one is the best for you now. The button links you to our e-learning site. (free registration required)

Fundraising techniques

You can also download a pdf with these 10 main fundraising techniques.

Fundraising techniques PDF