In times of crisis, we want to celebrate nonprofits who are innovating and forging ahead. We hope you’ll find inspiration, ideas, and hope in these stories of success.
Wadsworth Public Library is reaching the community, even when closed.
The Library leveraged the hidden talents of their staff to keep the community engaged. They modified their website homepage to include a how-to video gallery, from leash training your cat to home improvement projects to virtual storytime.
The City Club of Cleveland is promoting free speech virtually.
The City Club pivoted their weekly public forums to an entirely virtual format just days after a statewide shutdown. The forums can be watched on their website homepage via live stream, or heard on public radio. Listeners can contribute to the conversation live by text message or on Twitter. Despite the circumstances, City Club continues to fulfill their mission.
The Florida Repertory Theater is raising money – even in the face of an empty theater.
Instead of canceling the 2020 gala, Florida Rep boldly shifted to an entirely virtual format. What's amazing? They still met their original fundraising goal. Thanks to a savvy marketing team, video producer, and loads of talent, the Rep created a memorable virtual experience. The gala included performances, authentic testimonials, and clear calls-to-action. Donors were given multiple ways to show support – and they certainly did. Bravo!
LakewoodAlive is fostering connections from a distance.
A small but mighty force among Cleveland's community development corporations, LakewoodAlive is organizing weekly social media campaigns aimed at proving "we're all in this together." From Light the Lakewood Night to front porch sing-alongs, they have found ways to unite the community and foster joy.
The Jewish Federation of Cleveland is recruiting virtual volunteers.
Virtual volunteers assist those in need from a distance. Through a simple form on their website, volunteers can easily browse opportunities and sign up. From mentoring a refugee, to meal deliveries, to making sock puppets, there are countless ways to keep doing good while staying safe.
See how we are helping even more nonprofits do good work.