By Lisa Alvezi • November 20, 2020


    GRAVYTY FUNDRAISING ACADEMYThis post comes from the Gravyty Fundraising Academy, a series that examines how fundraisers adapt and strategize to evolve what's possible through philanthropy.

    Gravyty Fundraising Academy: Lisa AlveziYour guide for the Gravyty Fundraising Academy is Director of Customer Success, Lisa Alvezi. Lisa has worked with countless fundraisers across Higher Education, Health Care, and Nonprofit organizations to transform fundraising. As a former frontline fundraiser herself, her goal is to help you see better results from your fundraising efforts.

    Nonprofits, colleges and universities, and health care organizations have faced unique challenges in 2020 with the COVID-19 pandemic triggering massive behavior shifts from the disruption of services to the work-from-home boom. Protests against racism and the presidential election exposed just how polarized our culture can be. This led to an enormous shake-up of how organizations approached fundraising and philanthropy.

    With 2020 ending soon, many of you are looking ahead to the new year keeping in mind some of the lessons we learned so far. To help you make the most of you efforts, I've compiled a list of some of the best resources for effectively blocking out the noise and focusing on this new normal in fundraising:


    1. As Revenue Streams Dry Up, Do You Know Where To Find Untapped Sources?

    Inaction to compensate for the loss of primary revenue will increase the cost of the pandemic on many organizations. And for many nonprofits, the cost of inaction will be insurmountable.

    2. Appealing To Major Donors In A COVID Economy

    This white paper shows you how, and why, you should be making appeals to your major donors in the most volatile economy since the Great Depression.

    3. 3 Ways To Expand Your Outreach Now

    COVID-19 has created an urgency for fundraising -- expand outreach and solicit more donors now, or face extreme financial pressure. Here's how AI puts you back in the driver's seat.

    4. Health Care: 5 Strategies to Survive the COVID-19 Financial Crisis

    Although hospitals are at the front line of treating a growing number of patients amid the COVID-19 crisis, this does not equate to a financial windfall. Here are the strategies to survive this financial crisis.

    5. Fundraising During a Crisis - Pivoting & Planned Giving

    In this on-demand webinar, you'll get the chance to hear me talk about some interesting new survey data to examine the state of planned giving amid the COVID-19 pandemic.


    If you’d like to learn more about how artificial intelligence can empower your fundraising staff to act as 2-3x its size, personally reach new donors, and inspire giving at scale, click the button below and let's connect.


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