Help for Nonprofits During COVID-19: Greater West Chester Chamber Launches Discussion Series Sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union

Many nonprofits depend on membership dues and in-person fundraiser events for revenue. So how do they keep generating revenue in the virtual world of COVID-19, while spending wisely in a time of uncertainty? 

The Nonprofit Panel Series sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union panelists and moderator. Left to right: Joyce Lacy, Christy Cosgrove, Karen DiVincenzo, and Krystine Sipple.

Chester County nonprofits and their boards of directors are invited to join in the first part of a Nonprofit Discussion Series designed to assist nonprofits during COVID-19. Sponsored by Benchmark Federal Credit Union and presented by the Greater West Chester Chamber of Commerce, the panel discussion on Best Practices for Virtual Fundraising is Monday, October 12, 2020 at 12pm.

A panel of Chester County’s nonprofit leaders, including Joyce Lacy, Christy Cosgrove and Karen DiVincenzo, will offer their insights on creating the best virtual fundraising events possible, including what has worked – and what hasn’t – for them. Attendees can also ask their most pressing questions to the panelists.

“As a not-for-profit financial cooperative, Benchmark Federal Credit Union understands the needs of nonprofits, and we support the financial needs of many of them across Chester County,” says Daniel J. Machon, Jr., President and CEO of Benchmark Federal Credit Union. “We’re proud to make this Nonprofit Discussion Series possible at a time when nonprofit services are more valuable to our community than ever.”

As the only Federal Credit Union to exclusively serve Chester County, Benchmark Federal Credit Union supports more than 20 community events and organizations each year, including as title sponsor of the Benchmark Twilight Cycling Classic and the Chester County Single Mothers’ Conference. Benchmark Federal Credit Union also provides a free, award-winning financial literacy curriculum to teachers and students in more than 60 public, private, and parochial schools across Chester County.

To sign up for the first panel in this fall’s Nonprofit Discussion Series, visit or click here.