Posts Tagged: covid-19

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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Nonprofit Operations During a National Emergency

May 8, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in Board, National emergency, Nonprofits

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts normal nonprofit operations, many nonprofit leaders are wondering how to operate their organizations during a national emergency. For many nonprofit boards, this may be the first time they have had to govern during a crisis. Although it may be difficult, or at times impossible, to continue with normal board actions, …

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PPP Loan Uncertainty

May 5, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Crisis, Non-profits, Nonprofits

In the wake of the chaos of applying for a loan under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), borrowers are now uncertain if they even qualify for the PPP loan they have already received. The Small Business Association (SBA) released an updated FAQ with guidance that should make borrowers think harder about the required certification they …

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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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COVID-19 Resources for California Nonprofits

April 10, 2020 Posted by Kristen Anderson in COVID-19, Crisis, Economic growth, National emergency, Non-profits, Nonprofits, Pandemic

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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