Covid-19 hit almost exactly a year ago, and its effect is still reverberating throughout our communities.
The rabbinical leaders of many communities have ruled to prevent institutions from visiting their supporters over Purim, which has severely impacted these organization’s ability to raise funds for the needs during one of the most pivotal fundraising days of the year.
Traditionally, Purim has been a time of Matanos L’evyonim, whereby fundraisers are able to visit their donors in person and tap into their generosity on this special day. This year’s unprecedented situation has left askanim scrambling to find solutions.
Just as a year ago, The Chesed Fund stepped up and helped raise over $10 million for dozens of families stricken by Covid-19, this year too we are responding to the overwhelming requests from the community with all hands on deck.
This emergency circumstance requires a new set of digital tools and strategies to pivot organization’s fundraising efforts into the virtual, digital space. To this end, the Chesed Fund team of digital fundraising strategists are standing by for immediate emergency consultations to help organizations quickly set up and run appropriate alternatives for their Purim fundraising needs.
The Chesed Fund has developed several unique fundraising solutions that are particularly fitting for Purim fundraising, as well as offering special pricing on premium campaigns and strategic services to assist our communities in times of need.
Sign up for a Chesed Fund account today, sign in to your existing account, or chat with a fundraising specialist now.
The desperation for funds tends to result in greater pressure exerted on the donors and on the fundraisers. The sad truth is that there are fewer donors, as many who were generous have been hit by the troubles of the times. There are more unemployed, and others with greatly reduced business. The projects to assist with collecting tzedokos must pay closer attention to many who would give more if they had, but unfortunately cannot. Part of tzedokoh is being kind to others.