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How to Navigate New Nonprofit Normals

The world right now is a confusing place. While we may be coming out on the other side of a global pandemic, we still have a long way to go. Some are vaccinated, some are not. Some feel comfortable not wearing a mask in public and others aren’t ready to leave the house just yet. Luckily, no matter your comfort level or lifestyle, there are ways you can give back and do good both virtually and in person. Read on to see how some things have changed, others have stayed the same and how that means more options to do good in the world.

 

Volunteering

Good old-fashioned volunteering involves showing up to your favorite organization on a given day and offering to help in any way possible. However, the pandemic has made volunteering in-person uncomfortable for many. Luckily, organizations adapted as best as they could during lockdown. 

Many organizations found ways for volunteers to virtually give back in ways that weren’t possible pre-pandemic and many nonprofits will continue these efforts long after lockdown has ended. Can’t make it there on time? No worries! See if there are opportunities to continue giving back from home. If you are ready to go back to in-person volunteering, make sure to schedule ahead of time, giving you time to take all of the proper safety measures required by the organization.

 

Donating 

The way you donate most likely hasn’t changed much, but there are some minor nuances that have emerged as a result of the pandemic. Many organizations that did not offer easy online donation options have either added options, or revamped their offerings, making it easier to give. Plus, many organizations offer recurring options so you can set up a giving pledge as easy as your streaming subscription. If you prefer to drop-off a check in-person each month so you can see the team and catch up, make sure the nonprofit is allowing donors to stop by. 

 

Fundraising Events

Fundraising of the future may look vastly different than events of the past. While fundraising events were once an exclusive event, the pandemic forced many to transform into an online-only soiree. Now, the future of fundraising events and how they’re held is unclear.

What this could mean for the future is that organizations can provide more “seats at the table,” so to speak. Many organizations could open up to an online and offline event structure to accommodate those far away or those who are not comfortable venturing out into the world just yet. The good news is that whatever your comfort level, there will be options for you moving forward!

 

While the future is uncertain, mankind remains resilient. We’ve learned to adapt to a “new normal” and are slowly making our way back to activities that we set aside for more than a year. A lot has changed, and some of the new techniques and processes surrounding fundraisers, volunteering and fundraising are here to stay. That means more options for you to get out there and give back!

Our Impact in 2020

January 1-December 31
  • The Allstate Foundation grant helps us create safety and security for domestic violence survivors through financial empowerment.

  • At Amethyst Center for Healing we are dedicated to helping individuals, families, and communities recover from trauma and abuse, so that we may all live peaceful, empowered lives.

  • Canyon Creek Services provides free and confidential services for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault in Iron, Beaver and Garfield Counties.

  • CAPSA is a non-profit domestic violence, sexual abuse, and rape recovery center serving Cache County and the Bear Lake area.

  • The DOVE Center is the only area agency providing safe-shelter, crisis intervention, and prevention for clients who have been victimized by violence in their home – whether by a family member or cohabitant – that also serves victims of rape and sexual assault.

  • Founded in 1922, Legal Aid Society of Salt Lake is a non-profit organization that promotes safety, stability and self-sufficiency for low income families and individuals, as well as victims of domestic violence, through effective, efficient legal advocacy and assistance.

  • New Hope Crisis Center has been serving Box Elder County for 30 years. Our mission is to provide all-inclusive, integrated, victim-centered services to stabilize and support individuals, families, and our community.

  • Our organization advocates for victims of domestic violence, rape and sexual assault, and the homeless. Serving people in Sevier, Piute, Millard, Sanpete and Wayne counties of Utah.

  • Peace House is dedicated to ending family violence and abuse through education, outreach, support services, and safe housing.

  • Originally founded in 1984 as The Center for Women and Children in Crisis, The Refuge Utah has been in continuous operation for 33 years. Our mission is to provide a caring, advocating, safe, and educationally based environment for survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault.

  • Safe Harbor, a non-profit organization, provides shelter, supportive services and advocacy to survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault, as well as education, awareness and resources to our community.

  • Established in 1990, Seekhaven assists survivors of domestic violence and sexual assault rebuild their lives. Serving Grand County and Southeastern Utah, Seekhaven provides a wide range of essential services including client advocacy, emergency shelter, and transition assistance.

  • South Valley Services is a domestic violence service provider in West Jordan, Utah. We provide safe shelter and supportive services to women, men and their children who have been impacted by domestic violence.

  • Timpanogos Legal Center provides free legal advice and legal document preparation for victims of domestic violence and low-income persons.

  • Preserve the heritage. Enhance the wellbeing. Strengthen the future of the People.

  • Our Mission: To help families of homicide victims receive hope, justice, and healing.

  • Utah Legal Services (ULS) is a nonprofit law office incorporated in 1976 committed to making equal justice a reality by providing free legal help in non-criminal cases to low-income Utahns.

  • Cycling club dedicated to ending child abuse.

  • YCC Family Crisis Center is a domestic violence shelter and rape crisis center provide services 24/7 to victims and their children.

  • Today, the YWCA is Utah’s most comprehensive provider of family violence services; our programs include walk-in services and a crisis line, emergency shelter, transitional housing, children’s programs, and a vast array of supportive services.

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