A Record 6.6 Million Applied for Unemployment in U.S. Last Week – (The Washington Post, April 2, 2020) Account required
Figure is a stunning sign of an economic collapse triggered by coronavirus.
US Representatives Introduce Bill to Provide $60B in Emergency Relief to Nonprofits – (NonProfit Pro, April 1, 2020)
Under CARES Act many nonprofit organizations were eligible to receive a portion of the $350 billion reserved for small business loans, known as the Paycheck Protection Program. But it comes with a caveat: Organizations that have over 500 employees would not be eligible to receive any emergency funding from this bill.
How to Adapt Your Nonprofit’s Sick-Leave Policy During COVID-19 – (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 31, 2020)
Many nonprofit leaders are wondering how to adapt their organization’s sick-leave policy to support employees and keep the organization running as smoothly as possible during the coronavirus outbreak. However, experts stress that no human-resource playbook exists for this unprecedented crisis.
Growing Number of States Say They Are Closing Schools for Rest of 2019-2020 Year – (The Washington Post, March 31, 2020) Account Required
With infectious-disease experts saying that the spread of the disease will become worse, it is likely that many states will keep students at home, doing distance learning for the rest of the school year.
Museums Scramble to Document the Pandemic, Even as it Unfolds – (The New York Times, March 31, 2020) Account Required
With photographs, field interviews and mass surveys, institutions are trying to preserve information about everyday life during the crisis for future study.
As Liberty University Reports First COVID-19 Case, Students and Parents Grapple With Conflicting Information – (The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 30, 2020)
In a statement released late Sunday, Liberty officials sharply disputed The New York Times’s account, calling it “fake news” that gave a distorted view of what was actually happening on campus. The university broke down the numbers on its website.
Coronavirus May Add Billions to the Nation’s Health Care Bill – (The New York Times, March 30, 2020)
China Created a Fail-Safe System to Track Contagions. It Failed – (The New York Times, March 30, 2020)
China Gets Back to Work While U.S. Extends Coronavirus Shutdowns – (The Wall Street Journal, March 30, 2020)
Coronavirus Slowdown in Seattle Suggests Restrictions Are Working – (The New York Times, March 30, 2020)
President Trump extends social distancing guidance until end of April – (The Washington Post, March 29, 2020)
How widespread is coronavirus in New York? We need to know – (VOX CERP Policy Portal, March 29, 2020)
Applications Open for $75 Million in NYC COVID Relief – (The Nonprofit Times, March 27, 2020)
Applications are now open for loans as part of the $75-million NYC COVID-19 Response & Impact Fund, hosted by New York Community Trust and administered by the Nonprofit Finance Fund (NFF).
A record 3.3 million Americans filed for unemployment benefits as the coronavirus slams economy – (The Washington Post, March 26, 2020) Account Required
Last week saw the biggest jump in new jobless claims in history, surpassing the record of 695,000 set in 1982.
Big Givers to Chicago’s Nonprofits: We’re Still Here for You – (Crain’s Chicago Business, March 26, 2020)
In a joint letter, the heads of more than 30 local foundations pledge to maintain support for local philanthropic organizations during the COVID-19 crisis.
In a Moment of Crisis, Philanthropy is Showing its Unique Value – (Inside Philanthropy, March 26, 2020) Account Required
While the crisis continues to lay bare problematic systems and layers of social injustice, it also shines a spotlight on the value and courage of philanthropy.
3 ways we can (and must) help small nonprofits now – (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 26, 2020)
Well, my friends, the helpers need our help.
U of T launches action fund to support high-impact research in battle against COVID-19 – (University of Toronto, March 25, 2020)
Are You Leading Through the Crisis … or Managing the Response? – (Harvard Business Review, March 25, 2020) Account Required
The coronavirus crisis, like every crisis, is unfolding over an arc of time with a beginning, middle, and end. It is useful to think what distinguishes what was, is, and will be.
Congress is poised to pass a coronavirus stimulus deal. Here’s what’s in it for higher ed – (The Chronicle of Higher Education, March 25, 2020)
Congress is poised to give colleges and students whose semesters were upended by the coronavirus pandemic more than $14 billion in emergency relief, according to the text of a spending deal struck on Tuesday night by the White House and the U.S. Senate.
5 Key Things in the $2 Trillion Coronavirus Stimulus Package – (The New York Times, March 25, 2020) (Account Required)
The largest economic stimulus measure in modern history would authorize direct payments to taxpayers and loans to small businesses, and create a $500 billion corporate bailout fund.
Coronavirus Upends College Giving Days as Institutions Pivot to Raise Money for Students’ Basic Needs – (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 25, 2020)
Over the last decade, giving days have become a popular means for charities to recruit new donors. For colleges and universities hoping to engage students and young alumni in lifetime giving, these fundraising drives can be especially valuable.
Nonprofits Included In COVID-19 Tax Bill – (The NonProfit Times, March 19, 2020)
Nonprofits are included in a payroll income tax credit as part of federal legislation that will provide emergency paid sick leave, more funding for food assistance and unemployment benefits, and coronavirus testing.
Canada Rolls Out Fiscal Boost and Tax Deferrals for Coronavirus Relief – (The Wall Street Journal, March 18, 2020) Account Required
The measures amount to nearly 4% of GDP and would be targeted at people unable to earn income
Nonprofits seek $60 billion federal aid package – (The Chronicle of Philanthropy, March 18, 2020)
Nonprofits are seeking $60 billion in assistance from the federal government to help them respond to special needs and offset the loss of income that many are suffering.
Rules Eased on Colleges Seeking to Close Their Campuses Amid Outbreak – (The New York Times, March 10, 2020)
The Education Department is offering colleges and universities flexibility on higher education rules as campus closures have begun to cascade.