COVID-19 Resources

The following is a collection of fraternal foundation industry specific information on managing situations and responding to COVID-19 concerns.
This page will be updated regularly so that we may provide timely, practical and fraternal foundation-specific tools and tips.


April 3 webinar (11am EDT): An Overview of the CARES Act
Blue & Co.



FFE is collecting the statements, guidance or messages our foundations have shared with members with the intent of helping each other learn and grow in how we respond during this unprecedented time.

If you wish to have discussion FFE members, we encourage you to utilize the closed Facebook group.


Events: Force Majeure & navigating upcoming events
NIC resource collection

Blog: Coping in a Pandemic: Essential Nonprofit Philanthropic Strategies
Claire Axelrad, Bloomerang

Article: 5 Nonprofit Finance Must-Do’s in the Time of COVID
Steve Zimmerman. Nonprofit Quarterly

Blog: What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now
Joy Folkedal and Lindsay Tallman, BoardSource

Article: No continuity plan? Four steps to take now.
Nonprofit Risk Management Center

Blog: What if Donors Stop Giving?
Richard Perry and Jeff Schriefels, Veritus Group

Blog: Fundraising in a Crisis
Penelope Burk, Cygnus Applied Research

Blog: Philanthropy and COVID-19
IU Philanthropy

Whitepaper: Tips for Remote Relational Fundraising
Jeffrey Hilperts, Vice President, Bentz Whaley Flessner

Coronavirus Resources & Information
Blue & Co.


COVID-19 and Actions by Young Americans
Cause & Social Influence initiative
National study fielded March 20-21 centering on COVID-19-related actions/influences of ages 18-30

Responding to the Coronavirus Outbreak: Resources to Help Nonprofits
The Chronicle of Philanthropy

Essential COVID-19 / Financial Crisis Fundraising Advice


The NPC and NIC are closely monitoring Congress' actions on a COVID-19 stimulus package and its impact on the fraternal community.


To assist in the dissemination of information, the Foundation for Fraternal Excellence has reached out to our Alliance Partners for their guidance.

Cygnus and FFE Alumni and Donor Engagement Survey

If you are involved in the 2020 project, Cygnus Applied Research representatives are monitoring the situation and reaching out individually to participant groups.

Fraternal Think Tank

The NIC has formed a Fraternal Think Tank charged with discussing the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the fraternity industry. The Think Tank includes a cross section of organization and industry chief executive officers. Experts are being invited to provide information in different areas including insurance, public health, higher education enrollment trending, etc. This group's data is being shared here.