Posts Categorized: Pandemic

Fiscal Sponsorship: 10 Things to Know

January 14, 2021 Posted by Casey Summar in Board, Fiscal sponsors, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

Fiscal sponsorship is one of the topics we have been receiving a surge of inquiries about during the pandemic at The Law Firm for Non-Profits. Some of these inquiries are driven by organizations seeking a way to respond quickly to one of the myriad challenges facing our country. Others are looking for a way to …

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New Financial Relief for Nonprofits

August 4, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

New financial relief is available to nonprofits thanks to the Federal Reserve. As a result of the CARES Act, the Fed created the Main Street Lending Program (“MSLP”) to provide support to small and medium-sized businesses to offset financial devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. At first, it was not available to nonprofits. However, on …

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COVID-19 Impact on Arts Nonprofits: the Essential Nature of the Arts

While the pandemic is hitting the entire nonprofit sector very hard, the Covid-19 impact on arts nonprofits has been particularly acute. In good part this is because the social distancing necessary to combat the virus is so antithetical to the very nature of our cultural gathering spaces. The impact is also being deeply felt by …

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IRS Extends Nonprofit Filing Deadlines

April 10, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Form 990, IRS, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

The IRS announced that it will extend all nonprofit filing deadlines (i.e., exempt organization filing deadlines). Due to the coronavirus pandemic, all IRS forms that exempt organizations are required to file between now and July 14, 2020 will now be due on July 15, 2020. For example, a nonprofit organization with a December 31 year …

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COVID-19 Resources for California Nonprofits

In addition to the relief provided to nonprofits by the Federal Government, discussed in more detail on our COVID-19 resources webpage and in earlier blogs, Governor Gavin Newsom has unveiled new resources to help small businesses, including nonprofits, in California. Loan Guarantees for California Nonprofits California is allocating $50 million for loan guarantees to small …

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Paycheck Protection Program Chaos and Frustration

Yesterday’s launch of the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) was a chaotic mess. More frequently than not, nonprofit executives and business owners were frustrated by their inability (at no fault of their own) to apply for PPP loans. PPP to Aid Distressed Nonprofits The PPP was approved by Congress last week to provide forgivable loans to …

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