The social media resource has been set up to offer practical advice to charities on issues such as fundraising and how the sector can prepare around the pandemic.
A Facebook group has been launched for charities to help support them and offer advice around Covid 19.
The Covid 19 Charity Preparedness Group was set up last week and now has almost 3,500 members.
It is averaging 50 posts a day as charities discuss practical ways those working in charities can be supported during the current pandemic.
It is a global group and looks at issues such as mitigating against a drop in income and the effect of the pandemic on workers, volunteers and supporting beneficiaries.
Discussing the pandemic in general is not a focus as it looks to instead offer support and advice.
“Posts should be relevant to charity fundraising, operations or service delivery,” said the group.
“The posts should be about best practice or about mitigating the effects on charity income or operations or staff.
“Requests for advice about a specific situation your charity faces or sharing tips and best practice are also what this forum should be about.
“Sharing posts that are simply ‘about Covid 19’, is not what this forum is about. We need to keep this forum as a valued resource for charity people. The group is global and allows posts to be tagged where they have a specific country focus.”
The group’s administrator is Roger Craven, a charity sector mobile marketing specialist at RSM 2000 Ltd. It’s moderators include Fundraising UK Director Howard Lake and psychology graduate Hanne Craven-Carter.
Other rules of the group are to respect the privacy of members and to avoid specialist medical advice or political debate.
“Please use WHO (World Health Organisation) or other reputable medical authority figures/organisations for medical advice, do not spread conjecture or unfounded theories,” the group’s rules add.