Happy New Year! In 2021, the Nonprofit Center is bringing you more resources,  continuing to prioritize DEI-centered training, and creating new opportunities for your organization to hone its advocacy skills. Among the many lessons we’re taking from this disruptive time is the need for us to boldly tell the story of the pandemic’s impact on our constituencies and our businesses! 

Our new partnership with The Jessie, The Jessie Advocacy Series, launches this month with an update to our pandemic impact research on the local sector, Repositioning for StrengthJoin us as we share compelling insights from our survey of local philanthropies, from interviews with and surveys of the local nonprofit sector with the aim to help us all manage through these uncertain times. 

In the last few weeks of December, Congress passed a new COVID-19 relief package. You can find a good summary of key nonprofit provisions in the complex legislation from the National Council for Nonprofits here. Key provisions include an expansion of the Paycheck Protection Program, a “second draw” for eligible PPP loan applicants, and the Save our Stages program. Nonprofits were crucial voices ensuring these protections were included in the new COVID-19 relief package.

Thank you to everyone who took the time to contact your elected officials and share how COVID-19 has impacted your nonprofit business! 

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