Remote-Work Costs: Must Nonprofits Reimburse?

Remote work is among the many adjustments that employers - including nonprofits - have had to make during the COVID-19 pandemic. The emergency has resulted in an abrupt switch for most or all of the employees, which includes making sure that everyone in the workforce has needed hardware, software, and internet and phone connectivity.  California is among the jurisdictions that initiated early and mandatory Read More

COVID-19 Federal Legislation

Now, more than at any time in many decades, the government – at all levels – will play a key role in our lives. There are, and will continue to be, different laws and rules as well as conflicting messages. The system of federalism – which allocates authority and power between the federal government and the states – will be tested as never before. READ MORE Read More

COVID-19 Nonprofit Crisis Funding

The crisis facing our entire society has thrust the nonprofit sector into a dual role all too familiar from emergencies past: We are fighting for our survival while at the same time stepping up to provide needed benefits and services to our communities. In these uncharted waters, nonprofit organizations are looking to sources of financial assistance both established (government contracts, foundation grants, and Read More

UPDATE: The CARES Act and Nonprofits

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Some Good News: Funders are Stepping Up

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Nonprofit Board Meetings in an Emergency

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Small Business Administration Disaster Loan Guidance and Resources

The U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has an existing program, the Economic Injury Disaster Loan program, that extends disaster relief loans to small businesses, including nonprofits, to help alleviate economic injury caused by disasters.  On Thursday, March 12, 2020, the SBA announced that the program will be available to claims arising from COVID-19.  The SBA will work with state officials to offer Read More

FPLG COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM

FPLG COVID-19 RESPONSE TEAM The COVID-19 crisis marks a new and frightening era for our nation and the world. Everything has been turned upside down; we are all facing massive economic and social disruption.  Nonprofit organizations in the United States are a vital part of our communities, and critical participants in the overall economy. In ordinary times, they provide benefits and enrichment to us all as well Read More

Funders Must Step Up – Right Now!

“Funders,” writes nonprofit blogger Vu Le, “this is the rainy day you have been saving up for.”  Recently, we wrote about Mr. Le’s earlier plea for America’s foundations to step up their payouts beyond the “five percent rule” in the federal tax code. In an article last summer, he characterized it as a moral imperative: The ethical argument for foundations to increase their annual payout rate beyond 5% (August 4, Read More

Coronavirus and Nonprofits: Challenges & Resources

What a difference a week makes.  Last week, the news media focused on the minutiae of the primary-election horse race. This week, Americans have been forced to confront the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. For the nonprofit sector, the emergency becomes a double-barreled crisis: we are both victims and saviors. This is not an unfamiliar conundrum; there are frequent natural disasters that devastate one area or Read More