Save Our Sector

Helping the not-for-profit sector to survive, reinvent and sustain.


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These are unprecedented and difficult times..

We’re giving the not-for-profit sector access to a library of capacity building resources to help you stay afloat until we get to the other side of COVID-19.

It’s time to survive, reinvent and sustain!

If you're just starting to address the future of your organisation following the changes as a result of COVID-19, read through our introductory documents. These will provide you with some context on the state of the sector, and help give you an overview of the challenges ahead. We will be updating this page over the coming months with resources as they are made available.

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Community Sector Impact Survey


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COVID-19 Generosity Registry

List your organisation to receive support

As part of the #GivingTuesdayNow campaign, Our Community created the COVID-19 Generosity Registry to allow not-for-profits to list their needs, and allow individuals to find and donate to causes they care about. Make sure you're getting the help you need and reaching out to the Australian community for support.


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COVID-19 Research Hub

How not-for-profits and the community are affected

Help Sheets

Useful guidelines for dealing with the pandemic | More Tools & Resources

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Want to know when significant resources are added to the Save Our Sector Campaign?

1. Subscribe to Our Community's free email updates

2. Join our Not-for-Profit Happy Hour Facebook group


These are the policies you're most likely to need to help you manage the pandemic | More from the Policy Bank

Mental health

Keeping mentally fit during COVID-19

Our alliance partner, CommBank, ran a webinar earlier this year looking at the impact of COVID-19 on our daily lives. Rachel Clements, Director of Psychological Services from the Centre for Corporate Health, explored how the current environment is impacting our mental health, and shared practical tools, techniques and resources to help us all with emotional resilience and overall mental wellbeing.

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Ask Agony Uncle

Got a question about COVID-19 and NFPs?

The coronavirus crisis is throwing up all sorts of curly governance questions for community groups and not-for-profits. Is our conservation group allowed to make a donation to coronavirus research even though it’s not part of our mission? If our 80-year-old volunteers insist on continuing to work, are we liable if they catch the virus? Can our group just hibernate until this is all over?

Our Community’s Agony Uncle, aka thinker in residence Chris Borthwick, is here to help. Submit your question below, and if he can help, we’ll share his response here. We won’t publish your name or any information that could be used to identify your organisation without your permission.

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Where to find help for not-for-profits trying to cope with COVID-19

Here you’ll find curated resources for not-for-profits and community groups affected by the COVID-19 outbreak. Those resources comprise information to help guide your immediate response, recovery and long-term survival.

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