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Business as usual is gone. This global crisis has served as a resounding wake-up call to many organizations. Even those that have never considered doing business differently are now exploring strategic pivots. To avoid cuts in services to clients, reductions in staff, or even dissolution, many organizations are now considering mergers.

Our Policy Update includes important information about the Main Street Lending Program and Employee Payroll Tax Deferral, as well as upcoming deadlines and advocacy opportunities.

As if 2020 wasn’t hard enough, now cyberattack records are being shattered nationwide. Covid has given cybercriminals an endless buffet of cyber-based ammo and unfortunately, nonprofits are low hanging fruit.

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we hear from Tahir Atwater, Director of Donor and Volunteer Engagement at Jackson County CASA.

Each month, Luann sits down with a different nonprofit leader to chat about leadership, learning and life over a cup of coffee. This month, we hear from Susan Wally, President & CEO of PREP-KC.

The Nonprofit Connect team grieves with our nonprofit community, and stands in support of our colleagues of color against racism and violence.

On Thursday the House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) Flexibility Act. Last week, the Small Business Administration (SBA) released guidance on loan forgiveness under the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP). In addition, there are several bills on the horizon that include legislation that would benefit nonprofits, including the HEROES Act, RESTART Act, and WORK NOW Act.

Through an online survey, we collected information from Kansas City nonprofits about their experience applying for SBA Loans. 168 nonprofits responded between April 23 and April 27. We’ve compiled the results so that funders, policy makers, and the wider community can understand more about the effectiveness of federal response for the charitable sector.

On Thursday, April 23, Congress passed a bill with $484 billion in additional funding to revitalize the CARES Act. This includes $310 billion in new spending for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and $50 billion for Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL). “Phase 3.5” of the CARES Act, or the Interim CARES Act, is expected to be signed into law on Friday, April 24.

Confronting our new pandemic reality has demanded a lot from nonprofit professionals. But your offices and branch service centers services have been reduced, and you’ve had five weeks of experience of business with a distributed remote workforce. You’ve learned a lot and could write your own ten tips. As a consultant I work to be a “broker of good ideas,” and this includes what I’ve learned from some of you recently.