How to Develop a Fundraising Strategy in Times of the Coronavirus

Having a fundraising strategy was always important and a factor that determined the success of any organization, but during the Corona Crisis it has become even more evident that it is crucial. Without a fundraising strategy, organizations are not equipped to whether the difficult times and to keep fundraising even when the available funds get scarcer. If you want to succeed in the future, your organization needs a fundraising strategy!

A good fundraising strategy will answer the following questions:

  • How did you conduct fundraising in the past and which lessons can you learn from it?
  • Where do you want to go in your fundraising? What are your financial needs?
  • How do you want to get there?

It will also equip your organization with a work plan for all tasks related to fundraising and will ensure that everybody knows their responsibilities. It will determine if your fundraising is on stable feet, or if you need to extend it to deal with future crises. Especially in these times where people are scattered all over while doing home office and communication can be an issue, such a strong plan is going to help you to still grow strong!

In this free course, we will discuss the plus points of having a strategy and the most important steps you have to take to put one in place. You will learn to understand why the success of an organization - particularly in times of crisis like the current one - is so closely tied to strategic thinking within the organization and how you can take advantage of that.

Philantropia is an Approved Provider for Continuing Education in Fundraising. Full participation in "How to Develop Fundraising Strategy in the Times of Coronavirus" is applicable for 1 point in Category 1.B – Education of the CFRE International application for initial certification and/or recertification. CFRE is an independent certification for fundraising professionals which aims to set standards in philanthropy through a valid and reliable certification process for fundraising professionals.

Participation in the (educational program title) may assist you in learning or reviewing concepts covered on the Certified Fund Raising Executive (CFRE) examination as detailed on the Test Content Outline provided by CFRE International. CFRE International does not sponsor or endorse any educational programs and the (educational program title) was not developed in conjunction with CFRE International.


Your Instructor


Dr. Eva Wieners
Dr. Eva Wieners

Hello there! My name is Eva Wieners and I have worked for the past seven years with NGOs on the grassroots level in Nepal in the field of fundraising, capacity development and promotion of sustainable agricultural practices. I have worked on countless proposals for international foundations and have a lot of experience with fundraising – particularly in the field of small grants. Before coming to Nepal, I worked in South America and Europe. I hold a masters (diploma) degree of geography, agriculture, and management and obtained my PhD with the University of Hamburg, Germany in 2019. I am super excited to be working with you and to share my knowledge! Lets get started


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