We hope this curated list of educational opportunities, articles, and support will help you as you lead your nonprofit through the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19 Responsive Services

During these unsettled times, we are your experts on call offering a package of 3-5 hours of support with fundraising, dynamic planning, and leadership coaching for both board and staff members.

Interim staffing, meeting facilitation, and merger/partnership/collaboration support are also available to assist your organization navigate the pandemic and its economic fallout.

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Coffee with Capacity Partners — ask your questions and discuss your challenges with fundraising, strategic planning, management, and board development. First Tuesday of every month 9am to 9:30am.

Webinar: Dynamic Strategic Planning in the Time of Covid-19 and Beyond Recording and Slide Deck from Dynamic Strategic Planning in the Time of Covid-19 and Beyond This webinar provides the tools to help you make effective decisions that will keep your organization on course and maintain your organization’s vitality.

Capacity Partners Fundraising Q & A Webinar Video (April 2, 2020)

Webinar Recording: Spring Appeal and Fundraising by American for the Arts featuring Capacity Partners’ Stephanie Hanson and Amy Selco.

The webinars from Catalogue for Philanthropy are free during the pandemic. See the entire list of webinars.

General and Government Resources


Board Development

Management and Leadership

Strategic Planning

Special Grants and Loans

Fairfax County creates $25m grant program for small businesses, nonprofits (May 14, 2020)

$15 Million in IMLS CARES Act Grants Now Available for Museum and Library Services (May 14, 2020)

Register for the DC Catalogue for Philanthropy’s Give Local Together Campaign (April 13, 2020)

The difference between the PPP and the EIDL loans (April 6, 2020)

Montgomery County Public Health Emergency Grant (PHEG) Program (April 9, 2020)

Things you’ll need to apply for your PPP (April 6, 2020)

More U.S. Companies and Foundations Mobilize for Covid-19 Relief Efforts (Coronavirus Grants Roundup) (March 30, 2020)

Nancy Pelosi’s Families First: Covid-19 Constituent Services Tool Kit (March 31, 2020)

Federal Disaster Loans for Businesses, Private Non-profits, Homeowners and Renters Form  (March 30, 2020)

U.S. Chamber Coronavirus Emergency Loans for Small Businesses Guide and Checklist (March 31, 2020)

DC Small Business Recovery Microgrants (March 30, 2020)

COVID-19 Response Fund for Northern Virginia (March 24, 2020)

ACT for Alexandria COVID-19 Response Fund (March 24, 2020)

Arlington Foundation Prompt Response Fund (March 24, 2020)

Maryland Department of Labor Covid-19 Help  (March 24, 2020)

Maryland COVID-19 Emergency Relief Fund Programs for Businesses (March 24, 2020)

Maryland Small Business COVID-19 Emergency Relief Grant Fund (March 24, 2020)

Northern Virginia Rapid Response COVID-19 Business Support Grants (March 26, 2020)

U.S. Chamber of Commerce Briefing on Emergency Coronavirus Funding for 501(c)(3) Nonprofits (March 31, 2020)

Self-Care During this Crisis

Please contact us with any questions you have. We would be delighted to answer them for you.

Providing services, managing staff and volunteers, raising funds, and handling all your other responsibilities have never been easy, but now, as we struggle to contain and mitigate coronavirus, every task now requires all of us to swim in murky, churning waters.  Because the situation is incredibly fluid, solutions devised on Monday may be outdated by Thursday.

The questions are infinite, and there are many unknowns, but the one thing we do know with absolute certainty is that the unique strengths of nonprofits and their steadfast commitment to serving our community will enable us to weather this crisis. Our nonprofit organizations will serve as bastions of strength in a wobbly world, and Capacity Partners is prepared to help you in any way we can. Our job, quite simply, is to help you do yours in this unprecedented environment.

Please don’t hesitate to call on Capacity Partners if we can help you apply for special government assistance or facilitate board and staff virtual retreats to plan for both the short and long-term. Our diverse team of experts can provide advice on fundraising in a pandemic, leading during a crisis, and managing a nonprofit organization during an recession.

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