April 7, 2020
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COVID-19: THE BUZZ
Kids’ Voice of Indiana has seen calls to its office double during this pandemic needing services and legal information. Lindsay Scott, president and CEO, said there are two reasons: they cannot conduct monthly in-person legal clinics at six community centers that serves around 100 people a month and the pandemic has created multiple questions for parents about custody and parenting time. While the organization is still answering legal questions, to respond quickly, it has also produced a frequently-asked-questions flier. Download here.
The Buckingham Foundation is taking additional steps to help those in need during the current COVID-19 crisis, reaching out to its grantees and partners to allocate its support. Its Alexander Hotel is serving as a satellite kitchen for Second Helpings to help prepare meals needed to feed those in need during the COVID-19 Crisis. The satellite kitchens leverage the unused capacity in the local hospitality industry to provide prepared, eat-at-home meals for homebound low-income seniors and families who are struggling during this challenging time. Learn more.
Free service: If you or someone you know is losing health insurance, ASPIN Navigators can help you enroll during Special Enrollment Periods, like losing employer health insurance, for Marketplace Plans, or assist in enrolling in the Health Indiana Plan (HIP) and the Children’s Health Insurance Plan (CHIP). Navigators are funded through a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services. To request an appointment, call 877-313-7215 Monday through Friday during business hours 8:30 – 4:30 or via the web 24/7 at www.aspinhealthnavigator.org.
New service: With COVID-19 stretching human service organizations, every position is critical to meet the increased demand for services. We can lend a hand. With a proven track record, Charitable Advisors nonprofit recruiters can help ensure that your nonprofit can continue to fill key positions, does not lose talent or take the focus away from the organization’s mission. Learn more here.

New service: At Charitable Advisors, we recognized that few nonprofit boards are accustomed to making difficult decisions? With more than 20 years of experience, one similarity we have found is that all boards desire to serve and support their neighborhoods or communities. During this tough time, Charitable Advisors can provide a positive, neutral voice and help your board address the issues at hand. Learn more here.
COVID-19 RELIEF FUNDS

Funds for coronavirus relief: Candid compiled a list primarily focused US-based foundations that serve nonprofits. To view resources available to individuals, artists and small businesses, please visit our list on GrantSpace. To add to the list, please email coronavirus@candid.org
More than $17.8 million has been donated to the Central Indiana COVID-19 Relief Fund. Check out its frequently-asked-questions page for answers on the COVID-19 Community Economic Relief Fund and about how you can get involved and support those impacted by COVID-19 in Central Indiana.
Last week, Lilly Endowment announced $33.5 million in new grants to United Ways all across the state to help communities respond to the COVID-19 crisis, of which $3.5 million was granted to United Way of Central Indiana to specifically support community-based organizations serving the basic needs of residents in Boone, Hamilton, Hancock, Hendricks and Morgan counties.
T he National Endowment for the Arts will distribute the CARES Act’s $75 million funding. The legislation allows funds to be used for general operating expenses, a departure from the Arts Endowment’s requirement. In addition, arts organizations do not have to provide matching funds to receive their grant. Read more.
SPONSOR'S INSIGHT
Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
Understanding the Families First Coronavirus Response Act
By Synergy

The government response to the spreading coronavirus has evolved rapidly, culminating in the passing of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act. Given that the language of the law measures nearly 20,000 words, it can be difficult to digest on your own.

As your HR partner, it’s our job to be on top of this development. To make things easier for you, we’ve summarized four key parts of this act that affect your business the most.

Short-term expansion of the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)

The most significant aspect of this law takes effect April 2nd through December 31st and entails creating a new FMLA leave entitlement that alters the definition of which employers the law affects. Previously FMLA applied to businesses of more than 50 employees, the new law applies to all businesses with less than 500 employees.
Employers with fewer than 50 workers can apply for an exemption from providing paid leave, if they can prove it “would jeopardize the viability of the business.” The definition of a covered employee is also expanded to include anyone who has worked for the employer for at least 30 days.

PEOPLE ON THE MOVE
The Milk Bank has announced Dr. Ekanem Akinola as medical director. Akinola is currently an attending neonatologist at Peyton Manning Children’s Hospital and Ascension St. Vincent Women’s Hospital.
ProAct Indy has named Selina Tillman community impact concierge. Tillman most recently served as a customer-experience representative at Defenders.
Indiana Sports Corp. has hired Chelsea Wilson to the 2022 Indy College Football Playoff host committee as project coordinator. Wilson previously worked at NCAA in championship operations.
Indiana Sports Corp. has named Chris Panyard to the 2022 Indy College Football Playoff host committee as senior director of operations. Panyard has served as director of events at Indiana Sports Corp. for the last six years.
ANNOUNCEMENTS
The Indiana Historical Society has launched an initiative to document the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact in Indiana. The organization is encouraging Hoosiers throughout the state to provide input for "Telling Your Story: Documenting COVID-19 in Indiana." Read more.

The Indianapolis Business Journal has extended the deadline for nominations for the 40 most influential people, including past and present leaders in the business, government, community and not-for-profit sectors. The deadline is April 10. Nominate here.
PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT
RESOURCES
Carers for elderly get “genius” tools to relieve pandemic’s deadly isolation
Carers for elderly get “genius” tools to relieve pandemic’s deadly isolation. A Milwaukee-based nonprofit has adapted and is offering for free a menu of creative tools to use to engage seniors, whether they are isolated at home or in an institution like a nursing home or senior living residence.
Handling nonprofit staff cuts under COVID-19
Handling nonprofit staff cuts under COVID-19. What does it mean to shut down an entire economy? It is a question that the United States -- and indeed much of the world -- is finding out in real time, as country after country implements measures that effectively limit economic activities to remote work and essential services.
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