Over the past few weeks, it has been easy for the days to blur together⁠—with schedules important for stability but also keeping our socially distant lives accordingly mundane. But tomorrow, May 5, 2020 is an important day to note, promote, and celebrate! #GivingTuesdayNow was organized, in part, as an effort to encourage donations to nonprofit organizations helping to address the immense collateral damage inflicted by COVID-19. Now.GivingTuesday.Org offers other ways to support the effort while maintaining social distancing:

  • Support healthcare workers by donating supplies, advocating for them, and staying home
  • Help out small businesses by buying gift cards or writing an online review
  • Combat loneliness by reaching out to a neighbor, relative, seniors or veterans

A simple-but-important step every Iowa nonprofit can and should take is to promote #GivingTuesdayNow as a part of fundraising⁠—particularly with programs and services focused on serving populations affected by COVID-19.

Engage board members, staff, past donors, potential donors, and other stakeholders with fundraising efforts by posting #GivingTuesdayNow content and participating in the international digital conversation. Consider the many resources hosted on now.givingtuesday.org as a good starting point for content inspiration.

#GivingTuesdayNow is an important reminder that especially during this challenging time Iowans need high-functioning nonprofits now more than ever.

The mission of Gordon Fischer Law Firm is to promote and maximize charitable giving in Iowa. This is all year long—not just on #GivingTuesdayNow. GFLF is available to work with nonprofit organizations on every element of operations including but certainly not limited to:

  • Training of nonprofit boards and staff and educating on charitable giving tools and techniques
  • Employment law guidance for nonprofits including advice about hiring and firing, and drafting of policies and procedures
  • Handling compliance issues, like forming a 501(c)(3)and Form 990 reporting
  • Working with nonprofit and donors on complex gifts

Interesting in discussing your nonprofit’s operational needs? Contact me for a free consultation at 515-371-6077 or gordon@gordonfisherlawfirm.com.