COVID-19 Resources

Helping Extraordinary Organizations Respond to Extraordinary Times

For over 40 years Newport ONE has been honored to work alongside numerous nonprofit organizations raising money to make a difference in the world. But at no time that we remember has the nonprofit and fundraising community been more needed than now during this COVID-19 global crisis.

By early March many of our clients began mobilizing, quickly reconfiguring operations to meet the growing demands for food, shelter, hygiene kits and temporary or permanent homes for displaced and sheltered animals.

Together we developed emergency messaging and fluid strategies to alert donors and raise additional funds needed to support rapidly changing circumstances and growing needs across all sectors and missions.

We hope to inspire you with our extraordinary clients’ evolving stories, strategies and outcomes as they continue to serve on the frontline in these extraordinary times. We also aim to provide you with professional insights and resources to help in our critical fundraising efforts.


Animal Welfare Professionals Discuss Strategies to Raise Funds during COVID-19

Fundraising Amidst a Global Pandemic


COVID-19 Fundraising Observations

The CARES Act and Your Nonprofit

Positive Disruption

Fundraising in Times of Crisis

Leading in Extraordinary Times

How to Keep Fear from Undermining Fundraising Efforts

Virtual Fundraising Events

Case Study



AFP COVID-19 Resource Guide

TechSoup COVID-19 Resources

EveryAction COVID-19 Resource Library

SalsaLabs COVID-19 Resources

The Agitator Donor Voice Blog

Animal Welfare Professionals Discuss Strategies to Raise Funds during COVID-19

April 13th, 2020

A Virtual Town Hall hosted by Newport ONE April 7, 2020 More than 40 animal nonprofit and fundraising professionals joined Newport ONE’s Town Hall to discuss strategies for staying connected and raising critical funds during the COVID-19 crisis. The discussion featured two animal welfare pros: Julie Edwards, Executive Director of the Humane Society of Northeast […]

Fundraising Amidst a Global Pandemic

March 12th, 2020

This past week, news of the spread of coronavirus and of turbulent financial markets has dominated the air space. As crises like these take center stage, focus on our organizations’ missions can often take a back seat. As fundraisers, we should prepare for the impact of these current national and global events. We know, for […]

Are you prepared for year-end fundraising success?

October 8th, 2019

By Andrew Olsen, CFRE It’s October and that means we have officially kicked off our Q4/year-end fundraising period where most nonprofits generate as much as 50% (or more) of their total annual operating revenue. Are you prepared for success this quarter? Here’s a quick list of 10 action steps you can take right now to […]

Creating Value Through Strategy, with Ben Stroup

June 26th, 2019

Play Podcast In this episode we talk with our good friend Ben Stroup, Director of Strategic Development at Christian Broadcasting Network. Ben shares with us about the importance of embracing data and analysis, how CBN bested industry fundraising trends in 2018, and what it takes to innovate and drive change in a large and established nonprofit organization. There’s a […]

Stop putting it off: 8 Steps to Planning your Budget with Confidence

June 11th, 2019

Do you feel it? That sweaty yet chilling sharpness in the air. Your head feels a little woozy. You feel a knot in your stomach. You wonder if it’s allergies. What is it? It’s budget season! If your fiscal year ends in June or even September, you are in the midst of that budgeting time […]

5 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make & How You Can Avoid Them

March 20th, 2019

By Andrew Olsen, CFRE In my upcoming book, The 101 Biggest Mistakes Nonprofits Make and How You Can Avoid Them, I brought together 25 industry veterans with more than 300 years of experience in leadership, strategy, program development and execution, marketing, and philanthropy to share the 101 biggest mistakes we make in our sector. And […]

An interview with Andrew Olsen

March 7th, 2019

Newport One’s Andrew Olsen is interviewed for MarketSmart’s bi-weekly podcast “How I Built My Fundraising Consultancy.” To listen to this interview: click here for Episode 24. Andrew Olsen is Senior Vice President at Newport One, a direct response fundraising agency headquartered in Duxbury, MA. Prior he was an independent fundraising consultant and is the author […]

Securing Federal Grants: Interview With Mark McIntyre

February 28th, 2019

Play Podcast (Ep 4) Our guest on this episode is Mark McIntyre, Principal and Co-Founder of Merchant McIntyre Associates, the nation’s leading federal government relations firm serving nonprofit organizations. In our conversation with Mark, he shares a specific, proven methodology for engaging with and securing significant grant support from the federal government. Prior to co-founding […]

What Nonprofits Can Learn From Political Fundraising: Interview With Collin Ward

February 21st, 2019

Play Podcast (Ep 3) In this episode of the Rainmaker Fundraising Podcast Roy Jones and I interview Collin Ward, SVP at Newport ONE, and former Director of Integrated Marketing at Women for Women, and the Democratic National Committee. Collin shares with us the importance of being data conversant, how to convince your leadership to invest […]