COVID-19 Resource Hub

Updated: 04/20/2021

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. Responding to the Derek Chauvin Trial
  4. Centering Equity During COVID-19
  5. Emergency or COVID-19 Specific Funding Resources
  6. Safely Re-Opening/Returning to Work
  7. 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.

 

MACC Zooms In On: The evolving landscape of COVID: Where are we now: liability, safety, risk management
Wednesday, May 12th   1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Join special guest Erica Weber Attorney at Brown and Carlson next Wednesday, May 12th at 1:00 pm, to talk about the evolving liability concerns and workplace issues as more Minnesotans get their COVID vaccines and restrictions continue to ease. This is an exciting time but it also brings up a whole new batch of questions and challenges for nonprofits.

Click here to learn more!

 

VIRTUAL SPACE: Open Restorative Processing Space for Community Members
Fridays:
Apr 30, 2021 04:00 PM
May 7, 2021 04:00 PM

From The Legal Rights Center this space is open to any community members in Minneapolis who would like to sit in circle together to process the trial of former officer Chauvin.

Learn more and register.

 

WEBINAR: White Supremacy Culture Characteristics with Showing Up for Racial Justice
Thursday, May 13th   7:00 pm

Join Showing Up for Racial Justic (SURJ) for a night of discussion, sharing, music, and more to deepen our understanding of white supremacy culture and commit to the work of dismantling it. 20 years ago, inspired by and collaborating with dozens of movement leaders, Tema Okun wrote the article, "White Supremacy Culture Characteristics." Join Tema, SURJ and special guests from around the country to launch the new "white supremacy characteristics" website and share what we've been learning ​about white supremacy culture in these last two decades.

Click here to learn more!

 

 

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.

 

NEW: 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!

 

Updates and Analysis on Key Legislation
 

Minnesota: All Minnesotans Eligible for Vaccine Starting March 30th

Vaccine Eligibility Expansion - Office of Governor Walz

Minnesota Vaccine Information:

Federal Legislation

The American Rescue Plan Act - March 11th, 2021

Second Draw PPP Loans - January 11th, 2021

COVID Relief Bill  - December 21st, 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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Responding to the Derek Chauvin Trial:


The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is just beginning and it is refreshing the pain, reigniting anger, and bringing up serious fears: fear of justice denied, fear of white supremacist violence and the incredible ugliness we may see. Again. Below are resources to support our communities and teams as we all grapple with the heavy things this trial brings with it:

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

 

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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 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:

COVID-19 Vaccination Rollout

Resource Hubs:

 

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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