Chicago Community COVID-19 Resources

On behalf of the AFP Chicago Board of Directors and Staff, we would like to extend our deepest concern and support for our members, friends, colleagues and customers impacted by the current 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) health emergency.

We understand concerns about COVID-19 are top of mind for our members and the fundraising community. Below is an evolving collection of resources to consider related to local information to help our members and visitors weather the pandemic.


AFP Member Only Webinar Recordings:

  • Development and Finance: Current Impacts on an Always-Critical Relationship
  • A Safe Place for the Scary Conversations: How to manage long-term planning during this unprecedented crisis
  • Emergency Fundraising Strategies for Your Organization

CCS Webinar - Principles of Fundraising: Navigating the Challenges Presented by Coronavirus

Answering Your FAQs: Navigating Fundraising, Communications, and Hiring During the COVID-19 Pandemic (Co-hosted AFP Maryland)

Center for Disaster Philanthropy - COVID-19 Coronavirus: How Philanthropy Can Respond webinar

Forefront Webinar - Navigating the Financial Impact on Nonprofits During Unprecedented Times

Chicago Small Business Resiliency Fund Free Webinars

COVID-19 Response Webinars from Campbell & Company


The CARES Act: Essentials You Should Know

Forefront administered a survey open to all Illinois nonprofits. A summary can be found here and the full report can be found here.

UChicago To Deliver 225,000 Meals To South Siders, Launch $1 Million Fund For Businesses And Nonprofits 

What We Have Learned From Crises and Can Use in Coronavirus Age

What’s in The CARES Act for Nonprofits  

A Growing Group of Foundations Pledge No “Business as Usual” with COVID-19

COVID-19—Seven Things Philanthropy Can Do

The Alford Group Asks: What is the Future of Philanthropy? (video)

The Chronicle of Philanthropy: What Nonprofits Should Know About the $2.2 Trillion Federal Covid-19 Aid 

Campbell & Company COVID-19 Resource Page 

Campbell & Company: Navigating a Fundraising Campaign During Challenging Times

Office Ergonomics: Your How-To Guide

10 Tips to Set up a Temporary Home Office

How to Embrace Remote Work


City of Chicago Coronavirus Resource Center

Chicago Community COVID-19 Response Fund

National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Chicago: NAMI Chicago Helpline

Risk Alternatives: Corona Virus Nonprofit Risk Page COVID-19 and Unemployment Benefits

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – How to Protect Yourself