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I was interviewed on a special edition of Tony Martignetti Nonprofit Radio released today, April 4, discussing specific provisions of the Families First Coronavirus Response Act and the CARES Act that apply to nonprofits. You can listen here. Below are some highlights of the two Acts and links to helpful resources. Families First Coronavirus Response Act The Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) requires certain employers (generally including nonprofit employers with under 500 employees) to…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “President Trump lashed out at Congressional Democrats for announcing an oversight committee to monitor the virus response. Nearly 10 million Americans have lost their jobs. Critical medicines are running low.” NY Times “In the three weeks since declaring the novel coronavirus outbreak a national emergency, President Trump has delivered…
On Wednesday, April 1, at 9 am PDT / 12 pm EDT, I’ll be on Facebook Live with BoardSource CEO Anne Wallestad and host Andy Davis to discuss some of the main legal issues we’re hearing from the nonprofit sector during the COVID-19 crisis. We’ll be responding to questions from attendees, but I believe we may cover some discussion on any of the following topics: Workplace safety The General Duty Clause requires employers to furnish…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “In the United States, at least 81,321 people are known to have been infected with the coronavirus, including more than 1,000 deaths — more cases than China, Italy or any other country has seen, according to data gathered by The New York Times.” NY Times “Congressional lawmakers put the…
On Wednesday, the Senate passed the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, a $2.2 trillion emergency relief package in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. The CARES Act includes provisions for individual rebates, small business loans also available to nonprofits, unemployment benefits, and tax breaks. The bill next goes to the House before it goes to the President, who has already vowed to sign it. Internet and Media Coverage of the Bill National Council…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “President Donald Trump on Wednesday signed into law a coronavirus relief package that includes provisions for free testing for Covid-19 and paid emergency leave.” CNN “California Gov. Gavin Newsom announced Thursday night that the shelter-in-place order already in effect in the Bay Area and Los Angeles County will now…
Last week, Venable LLP hosted a webinar called COVID-19: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know, which examined current questions surrounding workers, insurance, events, travel, and workplace situations. Below are some tips for nonprofits in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Note that, as the situation is fluid and changing rapidly, good practices recommended today may be different by tomorrow. Insurance and Event Cancellation Insurance may be very useful right now, particularly as nonprofit organizations cancel events…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “President Trump on Wednesday night blocked most visitors from continental Europe to the United States and vowed emergency aid to workers and small businesses as the World Health Organization declared the coronavirus a pandemic, stock markets plunged further and millions of people cut themselves off from their regular lives.”…
Nonprofits must recognize and manage the impact of the coronavirus and associated disease known as COVID-19 that has created great concern and fear for an ill-prepared and under-educated country and world. Quarantines, canceled conferences and events, staggering drops in economic markets, deserted public spaces, self-isolation, and social distancing are all eye-opening impacts we’ve increasingly seen in the past couple of weeks. This should prompt nonprofit directors to start asking questions about how all of…
Stay informed of the week’s notable events and shared resources with this curated list of Nonprofit Tweets of the Week. Notable Events of the Week: “Suddenly on a collision course, Joe Biden and Bernie Sanders are sharpening their attacks and looking to build out their bases of support as a new phase of what could be a lengthy and bitter battle for the Democratic presidential nomination commences.” CNN “What began with a handful of…