Helpful Resources:


Shelter In Place Order:

"Stay Home, Stay Safe" Executive Order 2020-21

The Office of Governor Gretchen Whitmer Latest News

Sample Letter for Essential Employees  (word document)

New Executive Order 2020-110 Effective Immediately 6.1.20
View the full EO here: https://content.govdelivery.com/…/EO%202020-110%20Emerg%20o…


Operating Your Nonprofit Remotely:

Have you;

  • Updated your voicemail messages
  • Does your staff know how to check their voicemail
  • Added signs with directives to your doors if you're closed
  • Made website and Facebook updates on hours and changes
  • Updated your Out of Office email messages
  • Set-up how to communicate internally with each other
  • Meeting regularly with your board and staff still working

Resources: Working Remotely

NN's Disaster Recovery Plan (sample)

NN's Workforce Reduction Policy (sample)

Continuity of Operations Plan (COOP) (sample template)

How are you staying connected? (NN's compiled options for connectivity) 

COVID-19 Has My Teams Working Remotely: A Guide for Leaders (A Gallup article)

Working from home? Use these 6 tips for better video calls

(Think with Google)

How to stay productive, accountable, and collaborative as you work from home (Think with Google)

When You Can't Meet In Person (A Blog by: Joan Garry)

How to Transition to Remote Work in a Hurry (Zapier.com article)

Why great Teams Embrace Remote work (Trello PDF guides)

5 Tips for Staying Productive and Mentally Healthy While You're Working from Home (Time.com article)


Staff Reduction or Layoff Guidance:
"As a nonprofit we feel a moral obligation to not contribute further to the hardships our communities are experiencing. But you have to consider your options. Review your reserves and discuss it with your board, get their support and feedback."

MI providing guidance to employers contemplating potential layoffs (WXYZ Detroit article)

How to apply for unemployment benefits in MI amid Coronavirus crisis (BridgeMI.com article)

Work Share Program (reduced hours instead of layoff)

Family and Medical Leave Act

COVID-19 And The Workplace (US Dept. of Labor Wage and Hour Division web-page)

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Employee Paid Leave Rights (US Dept of Labor)

COVID-19 Employer Presentation: What MI is doing  (Michigan.gov PDF)

Loans and Grants Information:

Thanks to a concerted effort by the state of Michigan and the U.S. Small Business Administration, Michigan small businesses are now eligible for SBA's Economic Injury Disaster Loans. Please see below for more information:

  • Low-interest loans of up to $2 million are available for small businesses and private non-profits.
  • Loans may be used to pay fixed debts, payroll, accounts payable and other bills and have repayment options of up to 30 years. 
  • Interest rates are 3.75% for small businesses and 2.75% for private non-profits. 

FEMA Grant to United Way of Jackson COunty makes $137K available for Food and Shelter Needs (Apply by May 22nd - PDF)

COVID-19 Small Business and Nonprofit Survival Toolkit (Excel Sheet)

COVID-19: Small Business Guidance & Loan Resources

How Nonprofits Can Utilize the New Federal Laws Dealing with COVID-19  (Nonprofit Quarterly article)

Stimulus Bill Provides Nonprofit Loans, Grants and One-Year 'Universal Deduction'  (philanthropy.com article)

Cutting Through the Jargon: How the CARES Act Works for Nonprofits (A Nonprofit Quarterly article)

Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act CARES Act (Pub. L. 16-132): What's in the Law for Nonprofits (A Nonprofit Quarterly posting) 

The CARES Act Has Passed: Here Are The Highlights (Forbes.com article)

Loans Available for Nonprofits in the CARES Act  (National Council of NONPROFITS PDF)

COVID-19 Related Grant Opportunity for Nonprofit Arts and Cultural Organizations (Michigan Council for Arts and Cultural Affairs)

Partial PPP loan forgiveness remains if 60% threshold not met (Journal of Accountancy article)

 Trump Signs Small Business Loan Program Extension (npr.org article 7.4.20)

*NEW Michigan Small Business Restart Program (MI Economic Development Corp grant page 7.17.20)


    Communication in a Crisis:

    Don't keep your employees in the dark (Bernstein Crisis Mgmt article)

    Communication Basics that work externally and internally

    Stay Positive: The 10 Tools (Mental Health America article)

    Nonprofit Board Members: Leadership Tips for Uncertain Times (Blog by: Gail Perry)

    Coronavirus & Nonprofits: How to Communicate in a Time of Crisis (A CharityHowTo free PDF Webinar)


    Recorded Webinars:

        MNA's 3-part free series: 

    Part One - Navigating COVID-19: Paycheck Protection Program (recording)
    Part One - Presentation Slides
    FAQs from SBA regarding PPP (PDF)
    PPP Max Loan Calculation (excel sheet)

    Part TwoNavigating COVID-19- Government Grant and Loan Programs for Nonprofits (recording)
    Part Two - Presentation Slides

    Part Three Navigating COVID-19: Impact of FFCRA and CARES on Nonprofit Operations (recording)
    Part Three Presentation Slides

    Claiming Unemployment Benefits in MI COVID-19 Guide (Fact Sheet)
    Michigan UIA Unemployment Compensation Notice to Employees (PDF)
    Employee Rights Notice - Paid Sick Leave and FMLA under FFCRA (PDF)

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    Coronavirus and Nonprofits: How to Communicate in a Time of Crisis (A CharityHowTo free PDF Webinar)

    Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits (Hour long Free Video {youtube} presentation from National Council of NONPROFITS)
        (Coordinating PDF slides for the above Video Presentation)

    Crisis Fundraising: Donor Conversations During Coronavirus  (Co-presented by CRCF and NN - available in our Online Store)


    Peer Discussion Calls

    “I’ve collaborated with more people in the community over the last two weeks then I have in the last five years.”
    P. Grubba  Director -Council for the Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect www.cpcanjackson.org

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