COVID-19 Response

Updated: 08/07/2020

Resources for Nonprofit COVID-19 Response and Adaptation

Resource hub for MACC network members and nonprofit human-serving organizations. 

We know this outbreak is raising unique operational and service delivery concerns for our MACC network members as nonprofit, human-serving organizations. This situation is constantly evolving. This resource hub will evolve too. We'll adapt the content on this page on a rolling basis so we can feature the content that's most timely and meaningful for our network. 

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  1. Upcoming Webinars/Online Events
  2. Legislation and Advocacy
  3. Centering Equity During COVID-19
  4. Emergency or COVID-19 Specific Funding Resources
  5. Safely Opening/Returning to Work
  6. Other COVID-19 Hubs and Resource Pages
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Our commitment to staff and members:

MACC is committed to doing everything we can to keep our staff and members safe during this complex and evolving situation. Check out the plans and protocols we've implement to ensure the safety and well being of our team while they continue the critical work of supporting our network:

MACC Continuity of Operations Plan (May 2020)
MACC Return to Work Protocol (July 2020) - must be followed by any staff entering the building for any reason.

 

 

Upcoming Webinars and Online Events:


Below is a list of webinars or other online conversations about COVID-19 response. We'll try to keep this updated as frequently as possible.


VIRTUAL TOWN HALL: We Good? Virtual Town Hall: COVID-19 & Back 2 School
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 11:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Join the African American Leadership Forum for a virtual twon hall where panelists will discuss the impact of the pandemic, as it relates to schools reopening and/or those that may remain closed, and the effect this may have on African American learners of all ages. Guests will also address safety concerns regarding reopening schools and what we can do to keep our children safe. Click here to learn more and register.

 

ONLINE EVENT Art of Hosting Summer Series: Research and Evaluation in Uncertain and Changing Times
Monday, August 10th from 10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Our world has shifted in many ways, COVID-19 has exacerbated racial inequalities before the murder of George Floyd further challenged all of us in different ways, laying bare the systemic racism in our institutions. Click here to register.


ONLINE EVENT Living In Color: Conversations about Race for POC Parents
Tuesday, August 11th, 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm

As POC parents, it is important for us to create a space to have open honest conversations regarding race and racism in our lives. Learn how to have these conversations with our children and the steps to begin. Zoom link will be emailed to registared guests 24 hours before the event. Click here to register.


WEBINAR Board Governance Practices that Promote Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
Wednesday, August 12th, 2020 1:00 pm 

2020 has been a year filled with unimaginable tragedies, loss, and unacceptable injustices. America has faced a global pandemic, economic disaster and again we witnessed videos of policing injustices. These events sparked a profound awareness of the continued presence of systemic racism, racial injustice, and discrimination, and the need for substantial and lasting changes on important issues of police brutality, healthcare, and economic reform. What is the nonprofit’s board’s leadership role and what can you do? Click here to register.


ONLINE EVENT Art of Hosting Summer Series: Open Space Session on Equity in the Human Services Sector
Tuesday, August 18th from 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Given the era of COVID and the racial injustice of George Floyd’s murder, what are the conversations we need to have now to ground our systems change work towards creating equity, inclusion, and justice for all? Click here to register.


WEBINAR Attracting and Retaining Diverse Board Members
Tuesday, August 25th, 2020 12:00 pm

According to Board Source, the majority of nonprofits desire diverse board members but they fall flat on executing their intent. This webinar will share how to attract diverse superstars and take a look at what to do to keep them engaged and at your board table. Click here to register.

 

DISCUSSION BOARD: Alliance for Strong Families and Communities: Member Discussion Board

The member discussion, COVID-19 Preparedness and Response, recognizes that community-based human service organizations need specialized support and can benefit from sharing solutions with one another regarding potential risks with so much of our work being done in people’s homes, congregate and group settings, and in the community.

Once logged into the Alliance’s online community, the discussion will be in the left-hand sidebar of your dashboard. All staff at Alliance member organizations may access the discussion and online learning community by creating an account. 

 

Past Webinars/Online Events:


Missed a webinar? Check out our archive of previous webinars on key COVID-19 topics - view recordings, access slides, etc. 

Webinar Archive

 

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Legislation and Advocacy:


Keep up to date with legislation being passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.

Updates and Analysis on Key Legislation

Federal Legislation

HEALS Act (Senate bill)/HEROES Act (House bill) 07/27/2020

Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) - update to PPP 06/05/2020

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act eff. 03/27/2020

Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP) - part of CARES Act 03/27/2020

Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) eff. 03/18/2020

State/Local Legislation

Looking for more details or information on earlier federal, state, or local legislative action? Check out our archive of COVID-19 related legislation:

Legislation Archive

 

MACC Network Action and Advocacy

As nonprofits are called on to support and sustain our communities during this emergency it's critical that the nonprofit sector not be overlooked in the relief packages and response from federal and local government.

Cities and states are relying on nonprofit partners to help buffer our communities against the worst impacts of the outbreak. Community based organizations have critical expertise and experience needed to support the recovery effort ahead. Check out the work our network has been doing to elevate the voices of our members organizations and the needs in our communities:

Action Alerts

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Centering Equity in Responses to COVID-19:


Viruses don't discriminate, but structural racism, and centuries of discrimination and inequitable systems has meant the virus is having a disparate impact on communities of color, low income families, and women. In addition the virus has raised seriously ugly racist sentiments regarding Asian Americans. Below are resources to help your organization center equity as you work to respond to this crisis:

Resource and Tools: Hubs, Articles, Webinars, Toolkits, etc.:

Organizational, Advocacy and Data Resources:

​Looking for a resource you're positive you saw here before but can't seem to find now? It's possible we moved it to our COVID-19 resources archive! We've moved some of the less recent content over to an archive page:

Resources Archive

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Emergency or COVID-19 Specific Funding Resources:


Philanthropy and government funders are making some opportunities available for funding or other supports to help nonprofits respond to and support their communities through this crisis:

Free Legal Support Resources

Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA - update 6/5/20)

Small Business Administration/CARES Act Additional Loan Options

Minnesota Funders offering Grants or Loans

Fundraising During COVID-19, Online Fundraising and Events (Virtual Galas, Fundraisers, etc.)

Looking for a resource you're positive you saw here before but can't seem to find now? It's possible we moved it to our COVID-19 resources archive! We've moved some of the less recent content over to an archive page:

Resources Archive

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Planning for Safe Reopening/Returning to Work:


Below are resources to help your organization plan as best as possible to keep your team safe while delivering services, continuing business operations, and monitoring community impacts:

Returning to Work and Reopening Buildings and Programs 

Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)

 

​Supporting your Employees Through COVID-19 and Safe Return

Support Employee Mental Health

Support Employees (and Managers of Employees) Who are Still Remote

COVID-19 PTO/Sick Time Policies

​Looking for a resource you're positive you saw here before but can't seem to find now? It's possible we moved it to our COVID-19 resources archive! We've moved some of the less recent content over to an archive page:

Resources Archive

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Other COVID-19 Hubs and Resource Pages:


Below are other online COVID-19 hubs with useful information and resources to help our organizations and communities respond as best we can to the COVID-19 crisis:

MACC Member COVID-19 Resources

COVID-19 Resource Hubs 

COVID-19 Health and Safety Hubs

​Looking for a resource you're positive you saw here before but can't seem to find now? It's possible we moved it to our COVID-19 resources archive! We've moved some of the less recent content over to an archive page:

Resources Archive

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