Crisis fundraising

The coronavirus outbreak was a turning point for all of society and so many lives were forever changed by the events of 2020. But this presented an opportunity for fundraisers - to be better, bolder, more creative and to harness our power of solidarity. In this series, SOFII  demonstrates how charities can make the most of times of crisis by banding together and producing transformative fundraising.

Greenpeace: Face-to-face reinvented during the pandemic

by Shabby Amini

With the coronavirus pandemic in full force, Greenpeace reinvented their face-to-face fundraising and did so with the needs of the donor in mind. Click to read why Shabby Amini celebrated this campaign at IWITOT: the supporter experience edition. 

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WWF Norway: the ‘Name’ campaign

by Ina Toften

Discover how WWF Norway transformed their fundraising and boosted their donor loyalty by personalising how they communicated with supporters.

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France générosités: Vos dons agissent (Your donations have an impact)

by Corentin Hue

Discover how France générosités tapped into the spirit of generosity generated by coronavirus and engaged thousands of young people and bring them closer to the concept of giving.

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What are the long-term effects of coronavirus on fundraising?

by Mark Phillips

What has been the long-term impact of the coronavirus pandemic on fundraising? Mark Phillips of Bluefrog Fundraising tells all.

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Saigon Children’s Charity: Hybrid fundraising ball

by Quynh Nguyen Thi Lam

Saigon Children’s Charity (Saigonchildren for short) reacted superbly to the realities of coronavirus by creating an innovative and successful hybrid fundraising event.

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Greenpeace Canada: Coronavirus legacy campaign

by Tristan Woodford

How Greenpeace Canada used the pandemic crisis to get closer to their donors and start a conversation about the future.

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Fundraising and giving during COVID - a report from the CIOF

by SOFII

The Chartered Institute of Fundraising (CIOF) has gathered voices from within the sector to analyse fundraising in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. We think this is essential reading for all fundraisers who want to move forward from the crisis and look to the future with positivity and hope.

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Born Free Foundation: Life in lockdown video campaign

by Fatima Talidi-Marrero

Discover how a UK charity used the voices of humans struggling with lockdown as a way to highlight the plight of animals in captivity. This short, clever video is the epitome of smart storytelling and yes, it certainly tugs on the heartstrings!

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Diabetes UK: One Million Steps Challenge digital pivot

by Gemma Reeve

How did Diabetes UK and Manifesto react to the coronavirus crisis and subsequent lockdown? They rescued, and actually enhanced, Diabetes UK’s flagship fundraising event. 

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Savvy students volunteer to help charities in times of crisis

by Anna McDaid

Studenteer pairs student volunteers looking for professional experience with charities that have been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. This is a smart collaboration, in a time of crisis. 

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The F2F Hub – collaborative working keeps fundraisers on track through coronavirus

by Rachael Moore

Through mutual support and the sharing of experiences, face-to-face fundraisers around the world are bringing forth a bright new future – even in times of crisis.

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Pivoting and pirouetting: how face-to-face got the moves during coronavirus

by Daryl Upsall

Despite the 1st International Face2Face Fundraising Congress being forced to move online during the pandemic, organiser Daryl Upsall sees a bright future ahead and celebrates the face-to-face fundraisers who have risen to the challenge.

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