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COVID-19 Resources

During this time of uncertainty and anxiety for our nonprofits, our clients, and our community partners, know that we are here to help you be strategic and resilient. We may not have a definitive answer, but we commit to listen, troubleshoot with you, and help you make well-informed decisions for your organization and the clients you serve every day, but especially on the hard days. We hope the community will find the following resources useful during this time and we will continue to update as necessary.

Last updated on May 27, 2021.

2021 Nonprofit Needs Survey

In February 2021, CNE conducted a survey of nonprofits throughout the Commonwealth. We share here this powerful, collective voice for the sector because strong nonprofits mean strong communities.

Letter to Governor Northam

Check out our Letter to Governor Northam sent to administration officials on Wednesday, October 21st with our partners across the Commonwealth.

Nonprofit Needs Survey Results

On Wednesday, May 13th we hosted a virtual town hall to share the results and on-the-ground insights from our Nonprofit Needs Survey. You can view the recording, infographic, and slide deck here.

CNE-Hosted Programs

These sessions are online programs that provide nonprofit practitioners with timely guidance on issues of the utmost concern during COVID-19. To see the date/time of all online programs, learn more, and register, please visit our Upcoming Trainings page. And check out recordings of our prior COVID-19 responsive programming on YouTube here.

Support Nonprofits. Support Communities.

We’ve created a Support Nonprofits, Support Communities graphic that we hope can serve as a unifying, visual representation of the importance of a resilient nonprofit sector. Now, more than ever, nonprofits need support to be responsive in crisis and agents for the recovery. We invite you to join our campaign in support of the work you –  and all of our nonprofits –  do that is vital to our community now and can help us create a brighter future for everyone. Want to join the campaign? Here’s how.

Virtual Office Hours

While we are working remotely, we are offering Virtual Office Hours for nonprofits to troubleshoot, get resources on any topic, and even vent if needed! See here to sign up. CNE members will have first dibs on the available slots. Can’t make the office hours? You can still contact Raquel Suarez at rsuarez@thecne.org anytime for technical assistance support.

Media Advisory

We encourage all community stakeholders to check out our call to action in support of a resilient nonprofit sector. Our social impact organizations are a critical part of the web that knits our communities together and need support now more than ever. If you are willing to talk to the media, and help elevate the voices of those you serve, please contact Ian Coppage, icoppage@thecne.org, with your organization’s contact name, email, phone number, and statement on how you’re adapting your programs in response to COVID-19.

CNE-Curated Resources

Reopening

Strategy

Scenario Planning Articles

Scenario Planning/Finance Resources & Tools

Crisis Management 

Fundraising

Communications

HR

For Leaders

For Boards

For Funders

Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

Mental Health and Wellness 

Online Gatherings

Remote Work

Remote Work Software

Charlottesville Specific

Resource Collections

CNE is excited to launch 7 Actionable Principles for a Strong Social Sector!

Building on themes from 10 discussion sessions with 67 community members, and several leading national frameworks for nonprofit health and impact, the 7 Actionable Principles aim to create a shared understanding of what makes a healthy nonprofit and build a supportive learning community of nonprofits and funders.

We encourage you to check out the site and you can find a recording of our launch town hall here.

CNE Members: Schedule a complimentary hour of support and coaching around the 7 Actionable Principles here.