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Last week – the final week of May 2020 – was full of policy decisions and developments, setting the stage for more to come. 

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Maryland Nonprofit’s webinar Pivoting for the Future: Reimagining your Nonprofit Strategy provided some ideas about thoughtful and deliberate decision-making during a volatile and uncertain time beyond crisis management. Several common themes emerged throughout the webinar with nonprofits thirsty for that one answer that will fuel them through the unknown. But the trick is that there […]

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In celebration of our amazing volunteers at Maryland, we sat down (virtually!) with long time Maryland Nonprofits Standards for Excellence volunteer peer reviewer, Leslie Petak on May 1, 2020. Thank you, Leslie, for sharing your story and for your service to nonprofits throughout the country. How long have you been involved? Leslie began her work […]

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Economically speaking the most important thing all of us can do RIGHT NOW is spread the word about the Paycheck Protection Program.  Starting today, it is now open to independent contractors as well as nonprofits, small businesses, and the self-employed.  We are doing everything we can to spread the word among nonprofits, AND I am calling my friends and neighbors and explaining the program to them. So far, no one I talked to was already aware of it or was planning on applying. 

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This has been an exceedingly stressful time for people, a time of uncertainty and mixed messages and having to adapt to a new style of operations. For some, this pandemic has meant that operations have ceased; but, for many, your programs continue.

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Ethical giving in a pandemic looks different than in normal times.

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The Center for Disease Control (CDC) has published interim guidance for businesses and employers to reduce the spread of COVID-19 by managing risks of potential exposure.  One measure the CDC is recommending is social distancing, however, nonprofit boards must continue to govern, and meetings may be even more critical for direct service providers during these difficult times.

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This quick analysis of S. 748 – the Corona Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) was prepared by the National Council of Nonprofits. Maryland Nonprofits and its members support NCN and make this assistance possible.

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