COVID-19 Action Alerts

Updated: April 2021

The MACC Network Takes Action to Support Minnesota Nonprofits

Our organizations and communities have all been deeply affected by the coronavirus outbreak. This unprecedented crisis is prompting our network to step up in some new ways to activate and share the voices of our members.

Minnesota families know that in the toughest times they can rely on nonprofits, like MACC members, to connect them to the resources they need. This work is more important than ever, as COVID-19 related disruptions threaten to exacerbate disparities in life outcomes among people of color, those with low incomes, and seniors.

Working together with government and community partners we can provide a buffer against the worst of this outbreak and equip our communities with the tools to restore, repair, and rebuild their health and wellbeing.

As critical decisions are made by government leaders our network recognizes that it is critical we speak up with a unified voice to ask for the practical support we need to continue meeting the needs of our communities.


July 2021 Factsheet: Tracking MN American Rescue Plan (ARP) Dollars and Spending Priorities

 

Tracking how to access ARP dollars AND potentially how to influence how those
dollars are spent is a bit of a moving target. For most of these dollars- the time horizon is
quite long for when they can be spent.

This document is a collection of what we know as of mid-July 2021, collected via MACC’s advocacy
partners. It is by no means exhaustive and is likely out of date as soon as we share it with you all.

GET THE FACTSHEET

 

Additonal actions you can take to influce how ARP Dollars are spent:

Read the proposal for using MN ARP dollars for a Nonprofit Resilience and Recovery Fund:

READ THE FULL PROPOSAL

Use these social media templates to amplify the ask for a Nonprofit Resilience and Recovery Fund:

AMPLIFY WITH SOCIAL MEDIA

 


June 23rd, 2021 Op Ed: Nonprofits stepped up during the pandemic; time for state to help them is now

 

MACC members continue to meet the exponentially growing pandemic-driven needs in our communities while simultaneously facing funding shortfalls, workforce challenges, and massive COVID-19 related operating costs. Investment in stabilizing and strengthening our nonprofit infrastructure is non-optional.

READ THE OP ED

 


April 22nd, 2021 Op Ed: A Smart Investment in Minnesota: A Nonprofit Resiliency and Recovery Fund

 

MACC recently partnered with the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits and Greater Twin Cities United Way to co-author an Op Ed calling for a nonprofit resilience and recovery fund.

READ THE OP ED

 

Take action by emailing:

The Governor's Office   Hue Nguyen, Dpt. Chief of Staff, Policy & Leg Affairs

Check out this fact sheet for quick info on the fund:

NRRC FACT SHEET

Take action by sharing the Op Ed with your network:

SHARE THE OP ED!

Take action by adding your name to support this letter calling for the fund:

TAKE ACTION!

 


March 22nd, 2021 Letter to MN Governor and Legislative Leaders

 

In March a coalition of nonprofit partners including MACC co-authored and submitted a letter to Governor Walz and our Minnesota legislative leaders. This letter made an urgent recommendation to establish a COVID-19 Nonprofit Resiliency & Recovery Fund.

Read the letter.

Take action by adding your name to support this letter:

TAKE ACTION!

 

Take action by sending this email template to the Governor and Lt. Governor:

TAKE ACTION!

 


April 14th, 2020 Letter to MN Legislative Leaders

 

In April MACC and our coalition of partners co-authored and submitted a second letter to our Minnesota legislative leaders.  This letter zeroed in on a few key outstanding issues facing nonprofits focused on ensuring that the conversation about resources and priorities remained forward looking and inclusive.

Read the letter.

Check out the full toolkit we built to activate our network to reach out to Minnesota leaders:

APRIL TOOLKIT

 


April 7th and 8th, 2020 Town Halls with Legislative Leaders

 

In response to our March letter to legislative leaders, in April MACC and our coalition of partners had the opportunity to host two virtual town halls with Minnesota leaders: one with Majority Leader Representative Ryan Winkler, and the second with Deputy Majority Leader Senator Michelle Benson. 

 

Check out the harvest of the conversations we had to gether:

TOWN HALL E-GOODIE BAG

 


March 19th, 2020 Letter to MN Legislative Leaders

 

On March 19th MACC co-authored and submitted a letter to our Minnesota legislative leaders that laid out a unified set of recommendations to ensure that nonprofits can continue to respond to the rapidly changing and emerging needs in our communities.

Read the letter.

Check out the full toolkit we built to activate our network to reach out to Minnesota leaders:

MARCH TOOLKIT

 

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