As the world responds to the rapidly evolving challenges presented by the COVID-19 virus, many not-for-profit organisations need your support.
While almost every sector of society has been affected, as is the case in most emergencies, Not-for-Profits are on the frontline, providing support and cheer to those in need. If you have the means to do so, this is your chance to ensure that many of the causes that you have supported in the past continue to survive, by donating to one of the organisations listed below.
For advice on how to give during the COVID-19 crisis, see our help page on the topic.
As individuals and groups of physically-isolated friends, you can get create and broaden support for your chosen cause by establishing a CrowdRaiser here (for organisations using GiveNow on the Basic or Pro plans).
A fantastic example of a CrowdRaiser is a 'virtual after work drinks' set up for any workplace to support Launch Housing, by donating their usual Friday drinks money to their cause assisting homeless people:
Virtual Drinks: Real Impact - Support Launch Housing givenow.com.au/crowdraiser/public/virtualafterworkdrinks
Other ways to help financially
Supporting small businesses in your local area (or businesses that deliver more widely) is a great way to help them remain afloat. Perhaps you could do next week's grocery shopping at your local independent grocery shops, or get your usual Friday dinner after work from a small take-away restaurant down the road.
See Step 4 in our help page 'How to Give during the COVID-19 Crisis'.
There is a massive strain on organisations that usually rely on volunteers, as many are in self-isolation, as explained in this article.
One way to volunteer in Queensland is to join the Care Army "to lend a hand to seniors and people most at-risk during this pandemic, while continuing to practice social distancing techniques." Details here.
A good start is to register with your state or territory Volunteering peak body.
This list of COVID-19 related causes will be updated constantly.
How to join this list?
- Organisations that already use GiveNow should follow these instructions to set up a COVID-19 related cause. If you already have a COVID-19 appeal that is not yet listed, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
- Organisations that are new to GiveNow can sign up and list their cause here
- If you are a member of the public and believe that we are missing an important cause, please get in contact with us at email@example.com
GiveNow causes providing support to groups affected by COVID-19
Support your favourite GiveNow Cause
If your favourite organisation uses GiveNow, but doesn't have a specific COVID-19 cause listed above, you can still support them by:
- Searching for them and making a one-off or regular donation
- Starting a CrowdRaiser on their behalf (if they are using GiveNow Basic or Pro Plan)
We're working as a team through this crisis
This page is one of the ways the Our Community Group is working to support not-for-profits through the COVID-19 crisis, as part of a major #SaveOurSector campaign.
You can learn more and find free resources and tools at www.ourcommunity.com.au/saveoursector