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Tuesday, December 8, 2020
Benchmark Survey Results: How is COVID-19 affecting Kansas City Nonprofits?

Nonprofit Connect continues to recognize the impact that the coronavirus is having on the Kansas City nonprofit community. Through an online survey, we again collected information on how organizations are being impacted to learn what resources are needed most. 129 nonprofits responded between November 19th & December 3rd. We've compiled the results and pulled out notable comments for organizations, funders, the wider community to understand the lasting effects of this crisis on our charitable sector and the

Colin Bennett, Marketing Manager

Monday, November 9, 2020
Key Considerations when Preparing for a Single Audit

If your government or nonprofit organization has received federal funding in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, such as the Coronavirus Relief Fund established by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act, you may be required to have a Single Audit performed. For organizations that haven’t received significant federal financial assistance before, preparing for a Single Audit can be a little overwhelming—but it doesn’t have to be.

Guest Post: BKD CPAs & Advisors

Monday, September 28, 2020
Maximizing In-Kind Donations During COVID

The COVID-19 pandemic has wreaked havoc on our economy and forced many nonprofit organizations into survival mode. While donors might have less cash to give because they’ve experienced financial stress or are proceeding with caution because they’re afraid they might, in-kind gifts are an easy way for donors to feel like they’re making a difference that won’t hit their bank account.

Guest Post: Leslie Scott, Do More Good

Thursday, September 17, 2020
Nonprofit Mergers & Alliances: Aligning for the Future

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.

Guest Post: Dan Prater, BKD CPAs & Advisors

Friday, May 29, 2020
Policy Update: PPP Guidance and Upcoming Legislation

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.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Monday, April 27, 2020
Survey Results - Share Your Experience: Kansas City Nonprofits & SBA Loans

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.

Jackie Baker, Senior Director of Member Relations

Friday, April 24, 2020
Policy Alert: CARES Act Expansion Bill to Revitalize PPP and EIDL Loans

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.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Monday, April 20, 2020
Ten Tips for Your Remote Office Operation

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.

Guest Post: Bruce Scott, Space to Focus Coaching & Consulting

Friday, March 27, 2020
Policy Alert: Federal Aid Package Provides Relief for Nonprofit Organizations

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) contains several provisions for nonprofit organizations as our sector faces new challenges.

Luann Feehan, President & CEO

Thursday, March 26, 2020
Survey Results: How is COVID-19 affecting Kansas City nonprofits?

Nonprofit Connect recognizes the coronavirus outbreak is impacting the Kansas City nonprofit community. Through an online survey, we collected information on how organizations are being impacted to learn what resources are needed most. 104 nonprofits responded between March 20 and March 25. We've compiled the results, and pulled out notable comments for organizations, funders, the wider community to understand the lasting effects of this crisis on our charitable sector and the services we provide.

Jackie Baker, Director of Marketing