Moving Ahead in Uncertain Times

Nonprofit organizations everywhere are waking up to new challenges daily, as the COVID-19 pandemic changes life as we know it, at least for the time-being. Implementing remote work arrangements, deploying new technologies to communicate with clients, postponing or cancelling events, and figuring out how to fundraise effectively, with sensitivity, are top of mind for many. There is no playbook for this.

We’re here to help.

In the coming days, The Rome Group is hosting a series of virtual roundtables exclusively for our clients. Our hope is to facilitate sharing of challenges and ideas, and create connection points during a time of isolation and uncertainty. We invite you to join us, share your experiences, ask questions, and help each other find answers to our current challenges during a time of crisis. Together, we will find a way forward.

Click on the roundtable of your choice below to read more and to register now.

Please note: Participation in each roundtable is limited and allotted on a first-come basis, so please register now.

Friday, March 27, 10:00-11:00 a.m.  COMPLETED

Are you planning a campaign, trying to finish one, or somewhere in between? We will share our experiences with campaigns during previous crises and invite you to share yours. Together, we’ll brainstorm strategies for moving forward. While this is a challenging time, it is also an opportunity to build stronger relationships with your donors and position yourself for future success. What questions or concerns do you have?

Please send questions to us here

Facilitated by The Rome Group’s Robin Kraujalis, CFRE, and John O’Gorman, Senior Vice President of Development & Community Initiatives at Forest Park Forever.


Tuesday, March 31, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

The COVID-19 pandemic has presented many organizations with difficult questions about fundraising: Should we cancel our event, or postpone? How can we encourage donors to turn event dollars into donations? Should we make our event virtual? What does that even mean? What should we be saying to donors? How do we continue fundraising without looking insensitive or opportunistic? We will tackle these questions, and others, in this 60-minute roundtable.

Please send questions to us here

Facilitated by The Rome Group’s Ellen Howe and Mary Pat O’Gorman.


Wednesday, April 1, 10:00-11:00 a.m.

During a crisis, operational questions can become overwhelming. We’ll talk about the challenges of managing remote staff, staying connected to stakeholders, HR policies, budget uncertainties, and planning for contingencies – including revenue projections – in a rapidly changing environment. We’ll also explore ways to take your mission to the public when they can’t come to you. Have a specific question you’d like addressed?

Please send it here

Facilitated by The Rome Group’s Ashley Holmes, Elizabeth Pickard and Rachel Broom.