PicoFeed The Chronicle of Philanthropy https://philanthropy.com/ 2020-04-06T23:33:31-04:00 The Chronicle of Philanthropy Small Nonprofits Struggle to Get Payroll Loans in New Federal Program https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Small-Nonprofits-Struggle-to/248433 2020-04-06T10:00:00-04:00 Complaints included overwhelmed bank websites, confusing or restrictive eligibility criteria, and a persistent fear the program will leave small nonprofits high and dry in the rush for funds. By Michael Theis 8 Steps Nonprofits Should Take Now to Survive the Pandemic Fallout (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/8-Steps-Nonprofits-Should-Take/248427 2020-04-06T08:00:00-04:00 Resist magical thinking, consider hiring interim “restructuring” executives to help overwhelmed leaders, and get ready to make a lot of tough decisions as a new study finds that more than half of nonprofits think the worst is yet to come. By David LaPiana and John MacIntosh Foundations Invite Proposals for Rapid-Response Grants (Coronavirus Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Invite-Proposals/248432 2020-04-06T08:00:00-04:00 A compilation of new grant opportunities for nonprofit groups to apply for immediate funding during the Covid-19 pandemic. By M.J. Prest Foundations and Nonprofits See Crisis as Opportunity to Advance Equity https://www.philanthropy.com/article/FoundationsNonprofits-See/248431 2020-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 A pledge by foundations to provide more general operating support, reduce paperwork, and support organizations in the hardest hit communities is seen as a crucial opening. By Alex Daniels Susan and Michael Dell and Jeff Bezos Make Big Commitments to Coronavirus; Dolly Parton Gives to Research (Gifts Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/SusanMichael-Dell-and/248429 2020-04-06T00:00:00-04:00 Plus, Angelina Jolie gave $1 million to help low-income children in need of food assistance during school closures, and Oprah, the founder of SurveyMonkey, and others donated to Covid-response relief Maria Di Mento Grants From Private Foundations Projected to Decline 4.8% This Year https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grants-From-Private/248422 2020-04-03T13:00:00-04:00 Assets held by private foundations are projected to decline 12.7 percent this year to $976 billion, according to FoundationMark. By Dan Parks and Michael Theis Pandemic Crisis Causes Uncertainty for Fundraisers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Pandemic-Crisis-Causes/248421 2020-04-03T11:00:00-04:00 A third of fundraisers questioned whether they should ask for money right now. Even more — 37 percent — said their organizations were under a hiring freeze. By Michael Theis Conn. Philanthropists Create New Covid-19 Charity (Transitions) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Conn-Philanthropists-Create/248420 2020-04-03T10:00:00-04:00 Also, the Greater Washington Community Foundation and Air Force Academy Foundation hire new leaders. By M.J. Prest What Philanthropy Can Do Now to Promote Education Equity After the Pandemic (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-Philanthropy-Can-Do-Now-/248419 2020-04-03T09:52:00-04:00 As we learn what technology can do — and what it can’t — to improve learning, we can ensure that precious education dollars are spent in ways that do the most for the neediest youngsters. By Celine Coggins Independent Sector CEO on How the Stimulus Package Can Benefit Nonprofits (Podcast) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Independent-Sector-CEO-on-How/248371 2020-04-03T08:00:00-04:00 Dan Cardinali says that nonprofits with 500 or fewer employees will have access to the Small Business Association loan program, which provides loans that are forgivable. Jeff Bezos Gives $100 Million to Feeding America’s Covid-19 Response Fund https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Jeff-Bezos-Gives-100-Million/248416 2020-04-02T19:06:00-04:00 In making the largest gift the food bank says it has ever received, the billionaire also urged others to do more to help those who need aid because of lost jobs and other problems caused by the pandemic. By Maria Di Mento An International Aid Group Gears Up for Covid-19 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/An-International-Aid-Group/248417 2020-04-02T19:00:00-04:00 Mercy Corps is preparing for the possibility of significant outbreaks in the countries where it works. At the same time, it has seen a drop in monthly donors because of the economic crisis. By Nicole Wallace How Nonprofits Can Apply for Loans and Other Emergency Benefits https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-Nonprofits-Can-Apply-for/248413 2020-04-02T16:02:00-04:00 Get your paperwork together now and move fast, experts say, to access the multiple new federal programs that can provide financial support. By Dan Parks and Michael Theis Emergency Paid Leave: Answers to Your Questions https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Emergency-Paid-Leave-Answers/248411 2020-04-02T13:00:00-04:00 A human-resources consultant explains what nonprofit leaders and employees need to know about the new federal law that guarantees paid sick and family leave for reasons related to Covid-19. By Lisa Schohl Updated Daily: Help for Nonprofits During the Coronavirus and Uncertain Economic Times https://www.philanthropy.com/specialreport/updated-daily-help-for-nonpro/231 2020-04-02T13:00:00-04:00 The following stories from the Chronicle can help your nonprofit plan and prepare for the impact of the coronavirus on your workers and volunteers — and your finances. 9 Leading Nonprofit Groups Urge Foundations to Dig Into Endowments to Support Charities https://www.philanthropy.com/article/9-Leading-Nonprofit-Groups/248408 2020-04-02T09:00:00-04:00 "The strength of a funder’s grantees at the end of this crisis will be a much better measure of the significance of a foundation than the size of its endowment," their letter says. By Alex Daniels United Way Worldwide CEO Discusses Changes in the Nonprofit World Due to Covid-19 (Podcast) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/United-Way-Worldwide-CEO/248383 2020-04-02T08:00:00-04:00 Brian Gallagher says there will be an increase in partnership between digital-based organizations and longstanding nonprofits. How to Make the Most of GivingTuesdayNow or Any Giving Day https://www.philanthropy.com/resources/toolkit/how-to-make-the-most-of-giving/113 2020-04-02T07:00:00-04:00 Tools, articles, and other resources to help you make the most of #GivingTuesdayNow. Grant Maker Dilemma: Spend More Now or Protect Shrinking Endowments? https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Grant-Maker-Dilemma-Spend/248399 2020-04-01T12:00:00-04:00 Some are ramping up spending when nonprofits need it most, but others are keeping a watchful eye on their ability to continue spending in the future. By Alex Daniels What We Heard at AFP’s Virtual Conference (Reporters Notebook) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-We-Heard-at-AFP-s/248398 2020-04-01T11:00:00-04:00 Navigating donor communication during the pandemic was a major theme throughout the virtual gathering of fundraisers. We tuned in and took notes from our homes. By Emily Haynes, Lisa Schohl, and Eden Stiffman Climate-Resilience Projects Receive $43 Million From Coast to Coast (Grants Roundup) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Climate-Resilience-Projects/248397 2020-04-01T09:00:00-04:00 Also, the NFL has committed $35 million across 10 coronavirus-relief groups, and the NYC Covid-19 Response & Impact Fund is now accepting applications from arts and human-service groups in New York to receive $75 million in emergency grants. By M.J. Prest Foundations Adopt Policies to Move More Money Faster https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Foundations-Adopt-Policies-to/248396 2020-04-01T09:00:00-04:00 The coronavirus pandemic is pushing grant makers to do things differently. Some in philanthropy hope the changes stick long after the current crises ends. By Alex Daniels GivingTuesday Launches Giving Day Supporting Pandemic Response https://www.philanthropy.com/article/GivingTuesday-Launches-Giving/248395 2020-04-01T09:00:00-04:00 The day of giving, generosity, and solidarity in response to emergency needs caused by Covid-19 is scheduled for May 5. By Eden Stiffman Coronavirus Forces Large-Scale Volunteer Fundraising Events to Innovate https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Coronavirus-Forces-Large-Scale/248392 2020-04-01T08:00:00-04:00 Some health charities that rely on mass fundraising activities to raise money for research are canceling their spring events. Some are finding ways to rally supporters virtually, while others fear the crisis will prevent them from reaching revenue goals. By Emily Haynes How to Raise Money if Your Nonprofit Isn’t Responding Directly to the Pandemic https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Raise-Money-if-Your/248390 2020-03-31T14:00:00-04:00 Experts say it’s up to fundraisers to explain how their groups are affected by the current crisis. They say now is not the time to pull back on communications with supporters. By Maria Di Mento How to Adapt Your Nonprofit’s Sick-Leave Policy During Covid-19 https://www.philanthropy.com/article/How-to-Adapt-Your/248388 2020-03-31T11:00:00-04:00 Understand the new federal requirements about emergency paid leave, relax rules that may not be practical now, and other tips from experts. By Lisa Schohl What Nonprofits Should Know About the $2.2 Trillion Federal Covid-19 Aid (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-Nonprofits-Should-Know/248386 2020-03-31T10:34:00-04:00 Nonprofits and those they serve will soon be able to access urgent types of emergency relief. By Deborah S. Smolover, Roger Low, and Karen Quarles Pessimism Over Crisis Deepens Among Fundraisers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Pessimism-Over-Crisis-Deepens/248387 2020-03-31T10:00:00-04:00 The survey by from Grenzebach Glier and Associates, a consulting firm, found that 87 percent say they expected a "high impact" on fundraising, up from 80 percent the week before. By Michael Theis A Simple, Low-Cost Way for Nonprofits and Foundations to Curb the Coronavirus Crisis (Opinion) https://www.philanthropy.com/article/A-Simple-Low-Cost-Way-for/248385 2020-03-31T09:58:00-04:00 Follow the model of the Gates Foundation, which says when there is no vaccine, communications is a vaccine. And stop taking up airtime now with messages that keep the public from paying attention to the urgent need to stay home. By Sean Gibbons Coronavirus Diaries: a Priority on Consistency for a Nonprofit's Clients https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Coronavirus-Diaries-a/248384 2020-03-31T09:00:00-04:00 Nicole Lynn Lewis, CEO of Generation Hope, which supports teen parents pursuing college degrees and their young children, says it’s important for people to understand the impact Covid is having on the families her group serves. As told to Eden Stiffman Nonprofits See Big Demands Down the Road and a Bleak Future Unless They Get More Help https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Nonprofits-See-Big-Demands/248333 2020-03-31T08:35:00-04:00 With social-service needs looming so large, private aid won’t be able to keep up. By Dan Parks What’s Straining Community Funds Everywhere https://www.philanthropy.com/article/What-s-Straining-Community/248337 2020-03-31T08:31:00-04:00 They need to step up their game to compete with what feels like countless options available to donors. By Marc Gunther Big Changes Lie Ahead for Nonprofits That Rely on Volunteers https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Big-Changes-Lie-Ahead-for/248335 2020-03-31T08:30:00-04:00 Social distancing and the heightened dangers Covid-19 poses to older people are likely to disrupt volunteerism in coming months. By Michael Theis Crisis Underscores the Need to Diversify Revenue Sources https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Crisis-Underscores-the-Need-to/248339 2020-03-31T08:30:00-04:00 Nonprofits felt the full weight of the coronavirus’s impact at the height of spring event season, calling into question longstanding patterns of how and when charities fundraise. By Emily Haynes Donors at All Giving Levels Will Be Hit by the Crisis https://www.philanthropy.com/article/Donors-at-All-Giving-Levels/248341 2020-03-31T08:30:00-04:00 Both wealthy and middle-class donors are likely to experience economic repercussions from the pandemic but in different ways. By Maria Di Mento and Eden Stiffman