"Courage is not having the strength to go on; it's going on when you don't have the strength." - Theodore Roosevelt

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What's Open and Closed in San Diego?

(Updated regularly by County of San Diego)

 
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SAN DIEGO BUSINESS & NONPROFIT CRISIS SUPPORT NETWORK

Building a Brighter Future for All

 

OUR MISSION

Empowering San Diego businesses and nonprofits to survive and thrive through uncertain economic times.

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WHAT WE DO

Lending a Helping Hand

Founded in March 2020, San Diego Business & Nonprofit Crisis Support Network is a volunteer collaborative providing resources and outreach services to San Diego businesses and nonprofits navigating the economic impacts of the COVID-19 outbreak.

 

LOCAL COACHES & CONSULTANTS SPOTLIGHT

Looking for the right coach or consultant can be a daunting task. To help in your search, we've interviewed local San Diego-based consultants and coaches offering free services to businesses and nonprofits in need.

Upcoming Interviews

August - SD Social Venture Partners Exec. Director Sierra Kroha with client Words Alive Exec. Director Rachael Orose

 
 
 
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FREE CONSULTANTS & COACHES

Sharing Ideas, Sparking New Possibilities

San Diego-Based Support

Several San Diego-based associations, businesses and consultants are concerned about the sustainability of businesses and nonprofits during this time. The below listing offers a range of pro bono services from local professionals dedicated to keeping our San Diego economy strong.

 
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WEBINARS & EVENTS

Sharing Knowledge, Strengthening our Community

San Diego Cause Conference Webinar Series (Hosted by AMA)
Virtual Fundraising Events that Work: Best Practices & Trends

  • August 18, 11AM PDT

What attendees will learn: 
- Unique ways to approach event-based fundraising virtually.
- Changes/shifts/biggest considerations when moving from in-person events to virtual. 
- Trends and feedback from attendees on what they love and hate about virtual fundraising.
- Happy, unexpected surprises :)

University of San Diego (UCSD)
Innovation At the Edge: Future of Work

  • On Demand

- We are entering a brave new world of work. What are we doing today and tomorrow to prepare? As we train our workforce for the future ahead, what will the reality of the market look like? On June 25, 2020, our panel of industry experts discussed the trends of telework, locally and globally and the current state of the job market.

Panelists: Elizabeth Lyons, Assistant Professor, School of Global Policy and Strategy Josh Shapiro, Director, Center for Research on the Regional Economy at UC San Diego Extension Roberto Alvarez, Executive Director, Global Federation of Competitiveness Councils Taylor Williams, UC San Diego Basement alumna & Illumina Product Engineer

Inc.com featuring Robert Herjavec

Honesty, Transparency, and Resilience: Three Leadership Keys in the Age of COVID-19

  • Podcast On Demand

Red Apple Auctions

 Online “Virtual Gala” Options and What’s Right for You

  • On Demand

Qualtrics XM

Four Questions Every Company Should Answer to Bounce Back Stronger

  • On Demand

Small Business Development Center of San Diego and Imperial County

2020 Instagram Strategy Webinar - Covering COVID-19

  • On Demand

Key takeaways:

• Learn the 2020 trends you want to absolutely use.

• Learn about influencer marketing and how to best utilize it.

• Create your own 2020 Instagram blueprint for your business.

• Set goals you can actually achieve based on your existing metrics.

Global Washington

Executing A Virtual Gala in the Age of the Coronavirus

  • On Demand Webinar

Fieldstone Leadership Network, University of San Diego

Multiple Webinars​

Small Business Development Center of San Diego and Imperial

Protecting your Online Business and Assets in our New Environment of Covid-19

  • On Demand

Key topics include:

  • How to protect your online assets before infringement occurs;


  • The importance of trademarks, copyrights, patents and domain names to protect your business; and


  • Why proactive protection matters when it comes to enforcing your rights.

San Diego SCORE

Marketing Advice to Combat an Economic Downturn

  • On Demand

In this webinar, you’ll learn how to:

  1. Use your website to keep customers informed of critical information, such as how they can still purchase from you


  2. Engage with your followers on social media, even if they aren’t buying right now


  3. Update your directory listings, like Google My Business, to communicate critical information like offering curbside pickup, even if your business is closed


  4. Use email marketing to keep your customers updated on the latest changes to your business, due to COVID-19


  5. Take advantage of other marketing channels for brick and mortar locations, like print marketing and signage, so customers can quickly and easily understand how to engage with your business

Engage for Good

How To ‘Think Outside The Building’ With Rosabeth Moss Kanter

  • On-Demand Podcast

Zoom

Best Practices for Hosting Digital Events

  • On Demand​

Public Relations Society of America

Digital Communications During COVID-19

  • On Demand

Michael Smart PR

Confronting the Crisis – in PR, in the Economy, in Life

  • On Demand


SBA's San Diego District Office

Bi-Weekly Webinars on SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans

  • Pre-Recorded and Live Options

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California Restaurants Association

Your Largest Fixed Cost: Rent. What Do You Do?

  • On Demand

NonProfit Focus

The Chronicle of Philanthropy
How to Shape Your Fundraising Strategy for Years End

  • August 6, Time TBD

What will you learn:

  • Key elements of a successful strategy for this year’s complicated giving season

  • How to craft messages that capture attention and inspire giving during the crisis

  • Smart ways to thank donors, build stronger ties, and foster loyalty despite social distancing

Community Boost Consulting

The Nonprofit Marketing Summit

  • August 14, 8AM -2PM PST

Join us for the most actionable, digestible, nonprofit marketing content available, cultivated by leading industry professionals. During and after the event you'll be able to connect with fellow NPO leaders and forge relationships that'll stay with you forever. If you're ready to take your marketing game to the next level, empowering the community you serve along with you, let's save your seat today. Oh... and the best part? it's all FREE.

CCS Fundraising

Principles of Fundraising: Navigating the Challenges Presented by Coronavirus

  • On Demand​

Experts will discuss:

Key Lessons from Critical Moments in the Past 

Unique Implications of the Current Situation

Suggested Strategies During a Crisis​

  

Engage for Good

Virtual Volunteering For Employees: Don’t Forget These Critical Steps

  • On Demand


You Will Learn:

  1. Why teams work better, even for virtual programs


  2. The necessary steps to select team leaders for online volunteering


  3. The key to supporting employee teams through webinars and conference calls

  4. How to avoid boring “one and done” opportunities


  5. Innovative ways to ensure your virtual volunteering is meaningful


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The Nonprofit Academy

The New Normal: Fundraising in the wake of a COVID-19 Coronavirus Market

  • On Demand​

 

ADDITIONAL CRISIS/RECOVERY RESOURCES

 

Financial Relief Resources for San Diego Businesses & Nonprofit Organizations

Below is a listing of several grants, loans and other funding vehicles available for qualified San Diego businesses and/or nonprofits.  Be aware that some of these programs may have already closed the request for funds but keep in mind some are going to have two or more rounds of offering funds.  All information shared is subject to change based on the organization offering the financial relief support.

San Diego-based Offerings​

State/National/International Offerings

Financial Tips

Annunity.org A Guide to COVID-19 and Your Finances: What You Need to Know

Alignable 16 Creative Funding Resources Your Small Business Should Use

 
 

PR/Crisis Communications Resources

 
 
 

Fundraising Resources

Cancelling Your Event  

      -  Should I cancel my event? COVID-19 Event Assessment Guide

      -  Controlling the message - Communication with your Event Attendees

      -  Refund Policy - Converting Cancellations to Donations

Saving your Event

     -  How to have a successful event amid COVID-19

     -  Event Safety Infographic Poster

     -  Emergency Operations and Communication Plan

     - Keeping Event Staff and Attendees Safe

     -  Social media & marketing resources

Alternative Fundraising Ideas

     - Exploring alternative fundraising options during COVID-19

     - Important COVID-19 Information Social media templates:

    - Event Safety Infographics & ready to use social media graphics

 
 

IN THE NEWS

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By Michael Theis and Dan Parks, The Chronicle of Philanthropy
June 22, 2020

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By Scott Douglas, Runner's World
April 24, 2020

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ABC 10 San Diego News Series - Focused on sharing how businesses and communities are bouncing back and helping each other. 
April 26, 2020

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By Katie Jones, World Economic Forum
April 9, 2020

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MEET THE TEAM

PR, Marketing & Event Consultant

HomeAid San Diego Board President

PRSA San Diego Board of Directors

U.S. Marine Veteran (Ret.)

Partner, SD Social Venture Partners

UCSD, Marketing Adjunct Professor

SD Nonprofit Assoc., Former Board of Directors Member

President, Beacon Leadership
USD, Marketing Adjunct Professor
Director, USD Alumni Veteran Network
U.S. Navy Veteran

 

CONTACT US

 

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