Food for Thought Online


Food for Thought has been a wonderful forum to open the conversation for community engagement. We invite you to continue the conversation online during the COVID-19 pandemic to discuss topics that will help your nonprofit continue to operate, grow, and thrive during this crisis. For questions, contact info@chescocf.org or call (610) 696-8211.

CLICK HERE to help us focus our weekly sessions by taking a 2 minute survey. The Community Foundation will use your confidential responses to develop weekly board/staff online discussions.

CLICK HERE to register for any Food for Thought session that interests you. Share with your nonprofit and board friends! Please note, this program is for Senior Staff and Board Members. 

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Upcoming Topics & Thought Leaders:


Food For Thought Resources:

7/21: Learning from the Best: Longwood Gardens

Longwood Reopening Plans

6/2: Pivoting your Mission in Turbulent Times

6/16: Return to Work Safety PowerPoint

6/9: BACK TO WORK: Reopening ChesCo Nonprofits Safely

6/2: Raising Revenues: Stewardship

5/26: Raising Revenues: Gifts & Grants

5/19: Raising Revenues: Events & Virtual Fundraising

5/12: Nonprofit Crisis Management: Fiscal Security

5/5: Nonprofit Crisis Management: Program, Service & Org Strategy Refinement

4/28: Nonprofit Crisis Management: Crisis Communications

4/28: Nonprofit Crisis Management: Survey Result

For live results visit: https://www.surveymonkey.com/stories/SM-83VLV3B9/

Nonprofit Crisis Management: A Checklist docx.

Nonprofit Crisis Management: A Checklist pdf


Older Board Resources from 2019-2020: 

Nonprofit Board Fundraising

Creating Strong Board-Staff Partnerships

Board Best Practice Examples & Templates

January 2020 Topic: What??? You Want Me to Fundraise TOO?

February 2020 Topic: Board Legal Duties & Avoiding Liability


Additional Resources:

Tough Times Call for Tough Action


Additional COVID-19 resources