COVID-19 Response

Updated: 05/27/2020

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 (May 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.

ONLINE CLINICS: Managing Your Paycheck Protection Program Loan & Forgiveness 101
Daily: M-Th 4:00 PM est (3 PM Central), F 2:00 PM est (1:oo PM Central)

These free clinics from Fiscal Management Associates provide an opportunity for you to ask questions of one of our experts about the process of applying for the Paycheck Protection Program and how to manage your loan after it has been approved and disbursed. To register, click the dates and times below:


CALL: MCN Bi-Weekly Call with the Governor's Office: Human Services
Monday, June 01, 2020, 11:30 AM - 12:15 PM

The Governor's Office will host a bi-weekly call for MCN members and nonprofits every Monday through April 20. Although each call will focus on a specific sector of nonprofits, we anticipate the information shared will intersect between activity areas. Anyone is welcome to register and join. Questions for the Governor's Office will be gathered ahead of time by MCN's Public Policy and Minnesota Budget Project teams. Register now.


VIRTUAL TOWN HALL: We Good? COVID-19 & Black Minnesota: Mental Health in the Black Community
Wednesday, June 03, 2020, 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM

Join us for a conversation that will focus on the many ways in which the pandemic is impacting mental health in the Black community, including its influence on those struggling with mental illness (i.e. depression, anxiety, and other disorders). Click here to register.


VIRTUAL TRAINING: Nonprofit Personnel Strategies Beyond PPP: Where Finance and HR Meet
Tuesday, June 09, 2020, 11:00 AM - 01:00 PM - $45 for MCN Members

This session focuses on personnel strategies and related financial effects for nonprofits who are faced with ongoing questions about service continuity, cost reduction, possible layoffs, program closures, and organizational survival. Join us as we consider various approaches to staffing as we manage through the fallout of the pandemic and look forward to gradual reopening. 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

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

Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP) - part of CARES Act

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:

Paycheck protection Program (PPP) Loans - part of the CARES Act

Small Business Administration/CARES Act Additional Loan Options

Minnesota Funders offering Grants or Loans

Online Fundraising and Fundraising 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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