May 12, 2020
Lead your team into a post-pandemic world
Lead your team into a post-pandemic world
By Hubert Joly, contributor, Harvard Business Review

During the Covid-19 crisis, I’ve spoken with many CEOs who have shared that a key priority for them, naturally, has been the safety and well-being of their employees. And there are many examples of inspiring actions taken by CEOs and companies in support of their employees. But as we’ve come to recognize that this crisis will last more than a few short weeks, companies are now defining their approach for the long haul.

I’ve seen two crucial ideas take hold with corporate leaders.

One: Given the magnitude of the shock and the challenges that this crisis represents, companies must consider the full breadth of their employees’ needs as people. Safety is essential, of course, but it’s also important to address higher-level needs such as the want for truth, stability, authentic connections, self-esteem, growth, and meaning in the context of the crisis.

Two: Many CEOs have begun thinking about this crisis in three phases. They may assign different names or specific lengths to these phases, but they all roughly map to three distinct time horizons: the shelter-in-place phase, the re-opening phase, and the post Covid-19 phase. When these two ideas are combined, leaders can operate and lead more effectively by dynamically adjusting how they take care of their employees through the unique challenges of each phase.

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Grant funding opportunities for nonprofits amid COVID-19
Grant funding opportunities for nonprofits amid COVID-19
By Nonprofit Pro staff 

Now, more than ever, nonprofit organizations are seeking out alternative ways to bring in dollars to help support their organizations and missions. As nonprofits are forced to navigate uncharted waters due to myriad challenges brought on by COVID-19, NonProfit PRO has partnered with GrantStation to share available grant funding opportunities for nonprofits in four categories: COVID-19, national, regional and federal. And we’ll update these funding opportunities on a weekly basis.

For more information about what grant options are available for your nonprofit, click here.

Aspire Indiana Health announces Gatherings -- Aspire Community Support, a free program of virtual community support meetings. These are regular hour-long video support sessions that will be held Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Learn more.
Kroger offering drive-through COVID testing. Kroger Health is partnering with the Marion County Health Department and Indianapolis Public Schools to offer free, drive-through COVID-19 testing on the west side of Indianapolis. Testing will be available beginning Tuesday at Ernie Pyle School 90 on West 18th Street. Testing is available May 12-13, May 19-20 and May 26-27 from 8:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Read more.
PPE marketplace is an online hub resource for Indiana nonprofits and small businesses employing up to 150 associates in need of personal protective equipment (PPE) to ensure the health and safety of their workforce during the pandemic. This service is designed to serve as an alternate backstop for employers and encourages to first source and procure on their own. Initially, Indiana is fulfilling orders at no charge. The marketplace is open to nonprofit organizations registered to do business in Indiana with the Indiana Secretary of State and must use PPE to reopen and comply with safe workplace requirements. Bundles include masks, hand sanitizer and face shields. Click here to learn more.
If you are interested in applying for a Paycheck Protection Program loan, part of the government’s Covid-19 relief funds, IFF’s team is still working with Indianapolis nonprofits. IFF is partnering with the Community Reinvestment Fund, USA (CRF) to deploy these loans. To learn more, click here.
2019 Form 990-T, 990-PF changes and updates
2019 Form 990-T, 990-PF changes and updates
By Bryan Pautsch, principal, VonLehman CPA and Advisory Firm

Most of the changes to the 2019 Forms 990-T and 990-PF were minor, including clarifications outlined in the instructions. Here are a few more significant changes:

Form 990-T

  • The Charitable Contributions section has been moved to Part III, Line 34 from Part I line 20. The instructions state the deduction for contributions will be allowed whether or not they are directly connected with the conduct of a trade or business. The charitable contribution deduction on Part III, Line 34, is used to offset gross UBTI reported on Part III, Line 32.
  • IRC Section 512(a)(7), regarding qualified transportation fringe benefit expenses as UBTI, has been repealed (i.e The Parking Lot Tax). The instructions for Form 990-T have been revised to state that Part III, Line 33, should be left blank. Since the repeal was retroactive, if an exempt organization previously filed Form 990-T and reported qualified fringe benefit expense as UBTI, it should follow the IRS guidance on amending its previously filed returns.
  • Part III, Line 35 was added to report the total amount of UBTI before deducting pre-2018 net operating losses and the $1,000 specific deduction.

Aspire Indiana Health hired Dr. Juan Jaramillo as a bi-lingual staff psychiatrist. Jaramillo previously served as assistant professor at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, which included coverage at Regional One Hospital and consultation services to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.
INvestEd has named Dr. Matthew E.S. Butler vice president of external engagement. Butler previously served the Indiana House Republican Caucus, including its policy, fiscal and senior staff.
Hamilton County Leadership Academy has promoted Andrea Marley to executive director. Marley has served in an interim role since November. Prior to that, Marley served as program coordinator. -- Inside Indiana Business
The International Center has announced a new program, the James T. Morris Global Leadership Series. Applications for the inaugural cohort of this 5-month leadership development series are available until June 15. Learn more and apply.

The Ball Brothers Foundation annual Excellence in Teaching Award is awarded to Stefanie Onieal of Burris Laboratory Schools. The recognition comes with a $17,500 grant for her work to incorporate 21st century skills such as critical thinking, problem-solving, creativity and collaboration.

United Way of Central Indiana frequently surveys community-based organizations working in the human services sector in Boone, Hancock, Hamilton, Hendricks, Marion and Morgan counties and posts the results on its website. Here’s some of what they’ve heard during the pandemic: 28% of nonprofits have added new programs to respond to the crisis; 45% are offering services on an expanded basis due to COVID-19 and 65% of nonprofits are working virtually; 62% of nonprofits are experiencing a decline in donations; 54% have seen a decline in revenue due to canceled fundraising events. The top 3 services impacted by the crisis at this time are food/meals (18%), transportation (11%) and employment (11%).

COVID-19 funds awarded

The Kendrick Foundation pledged an additional $50,000 to the Community Foundation of Morgan County (CFMC) COVID-19 Emergency Fund to help support local food pantries on the front lines of the COVID-19 crisis. Read more.

The Delta Dental Foundation has announced a second round of recipients from its $500,000 COVID-19 Emergency Assistance Fund. Nineteen Indiana organizations, including 10 that provide food assistance, were awarded funding. Read more.

Edna Martin is using C-CERF dollars to turn around their client services calling station, specifically responding to requests for rental and utility assistance within 72 hours or less. It has converted elements of its programs to operate online and to support seniors, like wellness checks, and contactless food and household goods delivery. The Center is collaborating with PACE and continuing critical work in neighborhoods, including the Martindale-Brightwood area.

Boys and Girls Clubs of Indianapolis’ “Virtual Clubhouse” program is also supported with United Way funds to help tutor children with homework, and address social isolation during the pandemic. Parents say the program is minimizing negative social isolation issues for their children and provides social and mental health benefits.
Call centers are tapping a new source of workers prepared to work from home during the pandemic: people with disabilities
Call centers are tapping a new source of workers prepared to work from home during the pandemic: people with disabilities. Companies caught short by the pandemic are hiring from a pool that was already prepared to handle a surge in phone traffic away from offices.
Nonprofits contemplate the landscape of a post-coronavirus world
Nonprofits contemplate the landscape of a post-coronavirus world. As glaring weaknesses have been revealed, experts looked at the severe disruption this virus is causing and the long-term changes it will bring; changes the nonprofit sector must get its arms around quickly.
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