Month: July 2020

Resources Nonprofits Can Use in COVID-19 Response

CARES Act, Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) Information

Sample Paycheck Protection Program Application – SBA preview; not yet final application – download

US Chamber of Commerce Small Business Guide and Checklist for Coronavirus Emergency Loans – download

Personal Protection Program vs. Economic Injury Disaster Loans – download

Small Business Association – Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) information – link

Small Business Association – Economic Injury Disaster Loan (EIDL) information – link

Cares Act Loan Options For Nonprofits – download

SBA EIDL Online Application – Note that loan forgiveness on Paycheck Protection Program funds may be affected by EIDL grant.

National Resources

TechSoup offers nonprofits incredible resources at its COVID-19 Resource page. If you are not a member yet, sign-up for free.

TechSoup taped its free “COVID-19 Webinar “ providing a crash course in all of the nonprofit specific training courses that have been developed by TechSoup and Microsoft to help nonprofits get the most out of the tools they already have.

NPQ has a 3-part webinar series on response to COVID-19. The first webinar is on April 9 at 3 p.m. EST titled “A Dialogue with Foundation Leaders about Philanthropy’s Response”

There are many trusted sources for general information, but The Chronicals of Philanthropy has published a collection of articles on how nonprofits can respond to the Coronavirus outbreak and a special report as well.

The Giving Institute has an incredible list of resources on its COVID-10 Resource page.  

Collaborating Partner News to Use

Pro Bono Partnership of Cincinnati’s webinar recording “COVID-19 Legal Issues for Nonprofit Employees.”  

Pro Bono Partnership of Cincinnati’s Legal Brief:  CARES Act & Nonprofits: Finding Relief with Paycheck Protection Program, Disaster Loans and More   

Cincinnati Cares is striving to quantify the devastating impact COVID-19 is having on the region; to gather virtual volunteer needs from nonprofits; and to funnel volunteers into meaningful and safe virtual roles.

  • Organizations and volunteers can add stories and impact data by going to the Cincinnati Cares website, and then going to the “COVID-19 Impact Stories” link. https://cincinnaticares.org/select-nonprofit/
  • Nonprofits can add their individual organization’s needs for the website’s COVID-19 “Ways to Help Now” section once they register through the “COVID-19 Impact Stories” link. 
  • Direct interested volunteers to regional needs at the Cincinnati Cares

Regional Updates and News 

United Way of Greater Cincinnati updates. (Sign-up at the bottom of the page.)

Cincinnati Regional Chamber updates.

4C for Children has created an interactive map of childcare resources available for families. 

TRI-STATE HOTLINES: New questions arise daily about coronavirus/COVID-19. Here are useful hotlines and links to state resources: Ohio, 833-4-ASK-ODH. Resources here. Kentucky, 800-722-5725. Resources here. Indiana, 317-233-7125 (317-233-1325 after hours) or e-mail epiresource@isdh.in.gov. Resources here.

Indiana nonprofits needing Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) to operate can purchase items at the IEDC Small Business PPE Marketplace.  To qualify, a business must be Indiana registered, employ fewer than 150 people.  The marketplace will help provide masks, hand sanitizer, and face shields. Initially, it will fulfill 10,000 requests for PPE bundles and that number is expected to rise as supplies are replenished.

PPE available!  Masks and hand sanitizer available! The United Way of Greater Cincinnati has cases of hand sanitizer available for nonprofits, schools, faith organizations and other institutions. Sign-up for weekly pick-up. Read more here: bit.ly/3dL3a5D.  Face masks can be requested by emailing ppe@uwgc.org.  Cincinnati USA Regional Chamber members can receive 100 face masks, 6 bottles of hand sanitizer and 1 bottle of Spic-and-Span Disinfectant. More info here: bit.ly/2UczSoq.  All items are FREE!  

Fundraising

Webinar: Research Grant Opportunities Through Special Remote Access! Collaboration of OneSource Center and Public Library of Cincinnati and Hamilton County’s Grants Resource Center staff on The Foundation Directory’s Online tool with a code for online access. (Access normally only available with in-person library research.)

10 Fundraising Alternatives in Light of Coronavirus – from DonorPerfect

Tech Soup’s “How to Bring Your Live or In-Person Events Online” Webinar Thursday, April 9, 2020, 2 p.m. EST

Grants Plus’ Grant Seeking During COVID-19 Crisis. Resource Page

Tech Tools to Use

How to stop trolls from taking over your Zoom call” — The Verge

Google’s video conferencing application, Google Meet, is now free to consumers.  

“Meet Now” is Skype’s free answer to Zoom video calls. 

“Be Gentle: How to Stay Healthy Emotionally During Social Isolation”

Nonprofits have been hit hard by the pandemic and the resulting economic crisis. Mental-health experts offer advice on how to relax and when to seek help. A recent Chronicles of Philanthropy article titled ” ‘Be Gentle’: How to Stay Healthy Emotionally During Social Isolation” addresses this topic.

Free webinar “Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity”

“Shifting the Narrative to Advance Racial Equity” is a free video by Candid.  This video will enable participants to cultivate resilience-based practices in their own lives and in their organizations, address stress and burnout, and create a culture of sustainable activism. More information here.  

Applications Accepted for NLIGC Leadership Development

Nonprofit leaders are being pushed to the limits under the impact of COVID-19. Training for both middle managers and C-Suite is increasingly important in developing organizations that can weather this situation. Two highly acclaimed leadership development programs through NLIGC, ADVANCE and EXCEL, have trained hundreds of leaders in our region. If you are unfamiliar with the details of this experience often termed “transformational” and “highly impactful” go to the NLIGC website link here.

EXCEL, a nine-month leadership development and skills training program for nonprofit executive directors and high-level managers, is designed to enrich the management capabilities of those individuals inspired to lead nonprofit organizations in the Greater Cincinnati region.

ADVANCE is a program designed for new managers (six months to four years of management experience) that strengthens leadership and management skills through mini lectures, relying on research from experts, along with significant experiential learning, practical exercises and group discussions.

Chamber Offers RESTART Kits and “MASKS ON” Decals

To help businesses maintain healthy work environments and serve more customers, the Cincinnati Regional Chamber is teaming with Procter & Gamble Co., CVG and Brain Brew Custom Bourbon at Eureka! Ranch to offer RESTART Kits containing hand sanitizer, surface disinfectant, and face coverings. Claim your FREE kit here. Help protect the region by sharing the important message of “MASKS ON” with your networks. Download the marketing materials here to help spread the message. If you would like to order “MASKS ON” window decals for your business, contact Tracey Brachle

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