IN THIS ISSUE:

  • A Quick Guide to MNN's Coronavirus Resource Page for Nonprofits
  • Free Webinars for Nonprofits on COVID-19 Topics
  • Policy Updates: Mid-Size Loan Program, Form 990 Due Date Extension, and Unemployment Insurance
  • Survey: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits
  • The Census is Now: New Outreach Toolkit for Nonprofits
  • Our Shared Sector: Why Nonprofits Should Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the COVID-19 Pandemic
  • Nonprofit 411: Engaging Major Donors During Coronavirus
  • Jobs and Resources
A Quick Guide to MNN's Coronavirus Resource Guide for Nonprofits
MNN has been curating an online list of resources, policy updates, and other helpful content to connect nonprofits with helpful information to weather the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic. The list is organized thematically. Below are links that easily redirect users to specific parts of the resource guide (these links can also be found at the top of the page):

Free Webinars for Nonprofits on COVID-19 Topics
This week, MNN is hosting two free webinars on topics pertinent to nonprofits impacted by COVID-19: telework and fundraising. See below to learn more and to register for the webinars.

In addition, MNN is curating a public Google doc of all MNN-hosted webinars, other free webinars, and recordings of previously-hosted webinars: click here .
A year ago work from home was a luxury that many companies adopted for their work cultures. Now it’s a business survival requirement. Join Tim Edingfield, a Business Solutions Expert from Kintone and a 100% remote worker, as he covers the requirements needed to be successful while working from home, and maintaining a successful dynamic with remote businesses. After the session, participants will walk away with 4 actions they can take to maximize their team’s work from home success.  Register here .
It is an unprecedented time to raise money. Despite competing demands for donors’ attention, nonprofits are still there to make a difference, and they need people to support their important work now more than ever. Nonprofits are encouraged to reach out to their donors and to their communities. Join this free webinar presented by fundraising expert Abbie von Schlegell, CFRE, FAFP , about what nonprofits can be doing now to raise money. The webinar will review how to plan “asks” now, provide helpful examples, and leave time for participants' questions.  Register here .
Policy Updates

Form 990 Due Date Extension
On April 9, the IRS  announced  that it will extend relief to all taxpayers and entities that have a filing deadline between April 1-July 15. For nonprofits, this applies to the IRS Form 990. The 990 is typically due on the fifteenth day of the fifth month following the end of the organization’s taxable year. For organizations that operate on a fiscal year ending December 31, that means that the Form 990 is due on May 15 of the following year. Following this announcement, organizations will now have until July 15 to file their 990, without having to request an extension.

Mid-Size Loan Program
On April 9, the Treasury Department announced the initial details about its progress in implementing Section 4003 of the CARES Act, which called on the Treasury to create a loan program for nonprofit and for-profit employers with between 500 and 10,000 employees. In response, the Treasury said that it is setting up a Main Street Business Lending Program that will apply to employers with up to 10,000 employees or annual revenues of less than $2.5 billion. Notably, the Department is removing the 500-employee floor so that smaller organizations can also apply. The Department is setting up two programs: the  Main Street New Loan Facility  and the  Main Street Expanded Loan Facility . The Federal Reserve would oversee loans of at least $1 million and a maximum of $25 million (New) or $150 million (Expanded). Loans would have a four-year maturity and would not be forgivable. Details of the program are still in process; nonprofits can provide direct input until April 16 at  this website .

Unemployment Insurance: Working Towards Increased Relief
The federal  CARES Act  provides   funding for states to forgive 50% of the reimbursements owed to state trusts by nonprofits who self-insure for unemployment; expands unemployment coverage to workers who are furloughed, gig workers, and freelancers; and increases payments by $600 per week for four months on top of what state unemployment programs pay.

MNN is leading a coalition of associations at the state level to advocate for additional state relief/hold harmless for self-insured nonprofits, and a 120-day delay of payments owed by organizations that self-insure for unemployment. MNN has been working with State House leaders on   S.2618   which proposes the 120 delay as an initial step, and continues to advocate for additional financial relief for self-insured organizations.   Here   is the letter sent by MNN and the coalition to the Baker-Polito Administration and legislative leaders.
Survey: Economic Impacts of COVID-19 on Massachusetts Nonprofits
MNN and  Philanthropy Massachusetts  are conducting a short survey on the economic impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic on nonprofits. This survey is intended to capture real-time data and will remain open for the next few weeks. The estimated time to complete this survey is 5 minutes. Survey respondents are asked to   submit 1 completed answer per organization. All individual answers will be kept confidential, and response data will be shared in the aggregate. Click the button below to take the survey.
The Census is Now: New Outreach Toolkit for Nonprofits
The 2020 Census is a unique and critical opportunity to make sure every community gets the resources it deserves for the next 10 years. MNN and Comcast NBCUniversal have teamed up to create an easy-to-use outreach toolkit for nonprofits to encourage their communities to respond to the 2020 Census. The toolkit has updated information on Census Bureau operational timelines and outreach strategies given the COVID-19 pandemic. The toolkit contains key messages, links to helpful resources, and more helpful content. Click the button below to download the toolkit.
" Our Shared Sector ," a partnership between MNN and YW Boston, explores the intersection of nonprofit work and efforts across the sector to advance diversity, equity, and inclusion. Reach out here with any feedback or suggestions for Our Shared Sector.
Why Nonprofits Should Center Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion During the COVID-19 Pandemic
Social distancing policies established to help flatten the COVID-19 curve have unearthed the disparate impact that this pandemic has on employees of the same organization. Some staff cannot work from home. Others (e.g., those whose primary responsibilities relate to direct service) face increased safety risks. Many parents, especially women and women of color, are juggling childcare and eldercare responsibilities while still putting in a full day’s work.  YW Boston has more on why it's important that nonprofits' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic have diversity, equity, and inclusion at their centers.
New and Returning Affiliate Members
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You can see a full listing of affiliates in our online Business Directory. Many affiliates offer discounts to our members!

AAFCPAS provides assurance, tax, business consulting, and information technology advisory solutions to nonprofits.

Cox Capital Management helps nonprofits and foundations achieve strong investment results with minimal risk.

Egmont Associates is a full-service national executive search firm specializing in CEO searches for nonprofits and foundations.

Elegant Dental Laboratories specializes in dental restorations in Brooklyn, NY.

Forge Consulting specializes in facilitation and planning, demonstrating impact, coaching for emerging leaders, and organizational development. *10% discount.

Jitasa offers bookkeeping and accounting solutions to nonprofits of all sizes. *First month of services free and a 10% discount on tax filing agreements.

KPM and Associates is a CPA and consulting firm that offers a full spectrum of tax, audit, business, IT, risk and compliance services.


Rackemann, Sawyer & Brewster is a full-service law firm providing corporate, tax, employment, real estate, litigation, trusts, and estates services to nonprofits.
Rogers | Gray Insurance is guided by the principle, "to do the right thing for [their] people and [their] clients."

Tech Networks of Boston helps mission-based organizations in Greater Boston strategically plan and collaborate between technology and leadership to help nonprofits meet their missions. *Free 1-hour strategic planning consultation. Invitations to Roundtable events a day before they're sent publicly.

The Moody Street offers a variety of insurance and financial products to nonprofits.
NONPROFIT 411
Engaging Major Donors During Coronavirus
by Diane Remin, MajorDonors.com

Let's start by considering what major donors want under normal circumstances: prompt, personalized acknowledgement of their gifts; confirmation that their gifts have been set to work as intended; and measurable results on their gifts at work prior to being asked for another contribution. This hasn't changed!
JOBS and RESOURCES
Job Opportunities

MA COVID-19 Long-Term Care Staffing , Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center
Executive Director , Bottom Line
Executive Director , Natick Service Council
Senior Grants Writer , Raw Arts Works
Complex Care Nurse Manager , Community Care Cooperative
Director, Quality Program , Community Care Cooperative
Chief Human Resources Officer , Elder Services of Merrimack Valley, Inc.
Program Manager , The Phoenix - Sober Active Community
Executive Director , Old Colony Habitat for Humanity
Director of Development , The Lenny Zakim Fund
Business Development Associate , The GroundTruth Project, Inc.
Director of Finance , MENTOR: The National Mentoring Partnership
Survivor Outreach Services Coordinator , Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Chief Financial & Operations Officer , Jewish Family & Children's Service
Executive Director, Journal of Emerging Investigators , JEI: A STEM Education Nonprofit
Nonprofit Accountant , GMA Foundations
Financial Empowerment Coordinator , Inquilinos Boricuas en Acción
Program Manager - LGBTQ Education , Greater Boston PFLAG
Controller , Massachusetts Service Alliance
Director of Philanthropic Partnerships , Grassroots International
Foundation Relations Manager , Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Director of Development and Communications , Jewish Alliance for Law and Social Action
Director of Development and Communications , Center for Collaborative Education
Program Coordinator, Creative Economy,  New England Foundation for the Arts
Director of Development , Rian Immigrant Center
Administrative Coordinator – Guardianship Program , Jewish Family & Children’s Service
Membership Recruitment Specialist , Girl Scouts of Eastern Massachusetts
Executive Director , Health Information Alliance, Inc.
Training and Events Coordinator , Louis D. Brown Peace Institute
Resources
The Commonwealth of Massachusetts COVID-19 Command Center (Command Center) is working with COVID-19 Long-term Care Facilities (LTC) to recruit and hire health and human services professionals to care for COVID-19 patients . There is an urgent need for Registered Nurses, Licensed Practical and Vocational Nurses, Certified Nursing Assistants and Patient Care Technicians, Physical Therapists and Assistants, Occupational Therapists and Assistants, Social Workers and Activity Coordinators. PPE is provided for all workers. It is anticipated that most LTC sites will be hiring for the month of April, with potential to extend for longer. To streamline this process, the Command Center created a Facility Staffing Portal for healthcare professionals to apply for job opportunities at LTC/post-acute sites across the state. The Staffing Portal can be accessed here .

The Safe Harbors Program , a partnership between the Massachusetts Cultural Council and the Nonprofit Finance Fund , seeks to provide broad assistance to Massachusetts arts and cultural nonprofit organizations in the form of webinars and online tools, empowering leaders to assess their organization’s current financial situation, create an actionable roadmap for the future, and determine their eligibility and the appropriateness for accessing resources through various COVID-19 funds. Click here to learn more.

BANKW Staffing recently relocated and their downtown Boston office is in the process of liquidation. Office furniture and equipment is available. All items pictured at this link are free of charge and need to be removed by November 1, 2020. Pickup required. Please direct all inquiries to  operations@bankwstaffing.com .

MIT’s  PKG Center for Public Service  is seeking hosts for Social Impact Internships for Summer 2020 and beyond with focus areas in health, climate change, and tech for the social good. Internships are paid and costs are subsidized by MIT. You can  learn more here  and contact Julie Uva from the PKG Center at   juva@mit.edu   with questions or ideas.
New and Returning MNN Nonprofit Members
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