COVID-19: The Nonprofit Sector Responds

COVID-19 Information

The Nonprofit Center takes the health and wellness of our community very seriously. The spread of COVID-19 is a rapidly-evolving situation. While we will make every effort to provide current information, please defer to guidance from government and public health authorities related to any closures of public facilities.


Please visit our Repositioning for Strength page to find links to local and federal guidance for organizations developing or adapting their operations in light of COVID-19.

Nonprofit Operations Resources

Related Upcoming Events

COVID-19 Impact Call

By anna

Join local and national experts for a comprehensive look at the impacts of the pandemic on the Northeast Florida nonprofit sector. Topics include: the latest on PPP Loan forgiveness, advocacy updates, and the view from philanthropy. Featured Speakers include: Chitra Aiyar, Senior Advisor – FMA (Access the FMA PPP Toolbox here) This is a virtual…

Preparing Your Organization for Disaster

By deirdre

Is your business ready for a hurricane or other disaster? Join the Nonprofit Center of Northeast Florida, JAX Chamber, and Duval COAD for a 60-minute roundtable on disaster preparedness. Hear from experts in the field and come away with tools, templates, and resources that can immediately be used to refine or create your organization’s continuity…

Handling Risk During Economic Recession

By neonadmin

The impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic have been profound for nonprofit organizations and the economy as a whole. What are the key threats that nonprofits need to pay attention to with a recession looming? In this session, discussion will focus on how you can: Perform a Risk Inventory to evaluate the threats and opportunities facing…

Scenario Planning

By neonadmin

During the COVID-19 pandemic, many nonprofits have had to face the fact that “business as usual” is no longer an option. Organizations are left asking “What if?” and trying to envision a future that is markedly different from what was planned, even just a few short months prior. Scenario planning is not forecasting, but instead…

Hang On, Merge, Close: Making Tough Choices During a Crisis

By Callan Brown

This timely webinar dives into the tough decision-making that nonprofits are forced to face due to the impacts of the COVID pandemic. Doug Green of La Piana Consulting, discusses the three types of nonprofits during the crisis, provides guidance for a self-assessment, and explores different options for going forward including potential strategic restructuring. Whether your organization might…

Strategic Partnerships: Collaborative Practices to Sustain Impact

By Callan Brown

This webinar provides an introduction to the array of strategic relationships that can advance greater impact and sustainability for nonprofit organizations. Informed by 20+ years’ worth of experience in this area, Doug Green of La Piana Consulting, outlines the variety of potential organizational relationships, key drivers of success and potential challenges to achieving success, as well as…

Financial Oversight for Board Members – Session 2

By Callan Brown

This two-session series, facilitated by Doug Green of La Piana Consulting, provides tools for effective financial oversight for nonprofits. Building on the first session and continuing to explore the case study, this interactive workshop offers a deeper dive into financial analysis tools that will support a nonprofit’s strategy and planning efforts. Specific elements will include measuring…

Financial Oversight for Board Members – Session 1

By Callan Brown

This two-session series, facilitated by Doug Green of La Piana Consulting, provides tools for effective financial oversight for nonprofits. In this first interactive session, topics will include understanding what to look for in financial statements, establishing financial policies that can prevent problems before they arise, and identifying key financial performance indicators to measure strength and…

Our Offices and Programs

As of March 16, 2020 we made substantial changes to our programming.

  • We have suspended all Members-Only Convenings through June. This includes:
    • CEO Confidential, Communications, Data & Impact, Development, Management Matters, and Operations
  • We are converting all remaining events in the months of March, April, and May to virtual events. Call-in and web-based options are available. Updated details will be sent the registrants of each event. Decisions about events beyond May will be announced as early as possible and will be based on the best information available from local, state, and national health experts, as well as any directives from city or state officials.
  • Our office staff is fully virtual as of Monday, March 16, 2020, and we have closed our physical office to visitors until further notice. We are still available during our regular office hours of Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM, via phone, email, and virtual meetings. Please reach out to us if we can be of assistance. Our main phone number is 904-425-1182.
  • We will continue to post key announcements on this webpage, Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

We realize that many of our member nonprofits and stakeholders provide critical services to some of the most vulnerable members of our community and will continue their daily work. We are deeply grateful for your continued service to our community.  Please be safe and stay healthy; without you, we cannot fulfill our mission.

Sign up for our COVID-19 newsletter!

As the COVID-19 crisis continues to move through our community, keep up to date with the latest nonprofit sector news. This newsletter will include resources, action items, and invitations to weekly calls for nonprofit sector staff.


Have a resource to suggest? Please send an email to Anna McDaniel-Wyatt.

This page was last updated at 11:00 AM EDT on May 12, 2020.