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Mar 26, 2020
Posted Under: COVID Nonprofit News

Now is the time for all of us to protect the people we serve, our staff, and the community at large. We all have hard decisions to make about what policies we put in place for our employees, how our services may change, and what to do about planned events. Here is a collection of resources to help you to make those decisions. We will continue to keep this page updated as we learn more.

If you missed our COVID-19 response webinars, you can find the recordings here:

HUMAN RESOURCES

  • Families First Coronavirus Response Act – On March 19, the President signed into law, H.R. 6201, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. The bill includes a complex set of temporary paid leave mandates and employer reimbursement provisions, as well as funding for free coronavirus testing, food nutrition security, and Unemployment extension. Here is a helpful analysis from the National Council of Nonprofits regarding what the Act means to nonprofits. To help Alaska nonprofits better understand the provisions of the act, Manley & Brautigam P.C. in Anchorage prepared this material for us. The act takes effect on April 2, 2020. Any activities an organization needs to take to comply with the law should be completed by midnight on April 1, 2020.
  • Be sure to act in accordance with the law when making HR decisions. If you are looking for legal resources, this FAQ will help guide you as an employer.

WORKING REMOTELY

BUDGET & FINANCES

  • One of the most important things you can be doing right now is scenario planning. There are a lot of unknowns, but if you listen to this webinar and use this Financial Scenario spreadsheet template to guide you, you can make more informed decisions.
  • Small Business Administration Loans: There are disaster loans available for businesses and nonprofits impacted directly by COVID-19. The good news is that there is a lower interest rate for nonprofits receiving loans. Start the loan process here.

PUBLIC POLICY

  • We are closely tracking a number of federal, state, and local issues that will impact nonprofits. You can find the summary here. We are also relying on our partners at the National Council of Nonprofit for their excellent analysis of pending laws.

COMMUNICATION

EQUITY

FUNDRAISING

  • Here is a list of digital fundraising platforms to help you take your event virtual from our friends at Washington Nonprofits:
    • Auctria – online fundraising / auction platform
    • CauseVid – nonprofit stewardship video platform
    • Give Lively– free fundraising platform
    • Funraise– online fundraising platform / donor database
    • GiveSmart– online auction / event software