Resource hub for MACC network members and nonprofit human-serving organizations.
We know this outbreak is raising unique operational and service delivery concerns for our MACC network members as nonprofit, human-serving organizations. This situation is constantly evolving. This resource hub will evolve too. We'll adapt the content on this page on a rolling basis so we can feature the content that's most timely and meaningful for our network.
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MACC is committed to doing everything we can to keep our staff and members safe during this complex and evolving situation. Check out the plans and protocols we've implement to ensure the safety and well being of our team while they continue the critical work of supporting our network:
MACC Continuity of Operations Plan (May 2020)
MACC Return to Work Protocol (July 2020) - must be followed by any staff entering the building for any reason.
Below is a list of webinars or other online conversations about COVID-19 response. We'll try to keep this updated as frequently as possible.
MACC Zooms In On: Accessing Legislative Funding Opportunities
Tuesday, August 19th 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Join political strategist Amy Koch from Hylden Advocacy and Law Tuesday, August 31st from 11:00 am – 12:00 pm to talk about how your organization can navigate funding processes at our state legislature. It can feel a bit inaccessible and mysterious unless you’ve got someone in the know. Fortunately we do! With her background as both a MN state Senator and her current work as a political strategist Amy has seen all sides of the legislative process.
Click here to learn more!
Public Safety Community Roundtable - African American Leadership Forum
Wednesday, September 8th 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
Thursday, September 9th 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
The African American Leadership Forum invites Community members who have an interest and investment in creating safe communities and who are willing to share ideas, aspirations and desires to our Public Safety Roundtable.
The event will focus on sharing public safety data, key insights collected, and welcoming members of the community to share their vision on creating a safe community.
Register for September 8th
Register for September 9th
DISCUSSION BOARD: Alliance for Strong Families and Communities: Member Discussion Board
The member discussion, COVID-19 Preparedness and Response, recognizes that community-based human service organizations need specialized support and can benefit from sharing solutions with one another regarding potential risks with so much of our work being done in people’s homes, congregate and group settings, and in the community.
Once logged into the Alliance’s online community, the discussion will be in the left-hand sidebar of your dashboard. All staff at Alliance member organizations may access the discussion and online learning community by creating an account.
Missed a webinar? Check out our archive of previous webinars on key COVID-19 topics - view recordings, access slides, etc.
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Keep up to date with legislation being passed in response to the COVID-19 crisis.
In March a coalition of nonprofit partners including MACC co-authored and submitted a letter to Governor Walz and our Minnesota legislative leaders. This letter made an urgent recommendation to establish a COVID-19 Nonprofit Resiliency & Recovery Fund.
Read the letter.
Take action by adding your name to support this letter:
Take action by sending this email template to the Governor and Lt. Governor:
Minnesota: All Minnesotans Eligible for Vaccine Starting March 30th
Vaccine Eligibility Expansion - Office of Governor Walz
Minnesota Vaccine Information:
The American Rescue Plan Act - March 11th, 2021
Second Draw PPP Loans - January 11th, 2021
COVID Relief Bill - December 21st, 2020
Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA) - update to PPP 06/05/2020
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES) Act eff. 03/27/2020
Paycheck Protection Program Loans (PPP) - part of CARES Act 03/27/2020
Families First Coronavirus Response Act (FFCRA) eff. 03/18/2020
Looking for more details or information on earlier federal, state, or local legislative action? Check out our archive of COVID-19 related legislation:
As nonprofits are called on to support and sustain our communities during this emergency it's critical that the nonprofit sector not be overlooked in the relief packages and response from federal and local government.
Cities and states are relying on nonprofit partners to help buffer our communities against the worst impacts of the outbreak. Community based organizations have critical expertise and experience needed to support the recovery effort ahead. Check out the work our network has been doing to elevate the voices of our members organizations and the needs in our communities:
The trial of Derek Chauvin for the murder of George Floyd is just beginning and it is refreshing the pain, reigniting anger, and bringing up serious fears: fear of justice denied, fear of white supremacist violence and the incredible ugliness we may see. Again. Below are resources to support our communities and teams as we all grapple with the heavy things this trial brings with it:
Resource and Tools: Hubs, Articles, Webinars, Toolkits, etc.:
Viruses don't discriminate, but structural racism, and centuries of discrimination and inequitable systems has meant the virus is having a disparate impact on communities of color, low income families, and women. In addition the virus has raised seriously ugly racist sentiments regarding Asian Americans. Below are resources to help your organization center equity as you work to respond to this crisis:
Organizational, Advocacy and Data Resources:
Looking for a resource you're positive you saw here before but can't seem to find now? It's possible we moved it to our COVID-19 resources archive! We've moved some of the less recent content over to an archive page:
Philanthropy and government funders are making some opportunities available for funding or other supports to help nonprofits respond to and support their communities through this crisis:
Free Legal Support Resources
Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) and Paycheck Protection Program Flexibility Act (PPPFA - update 6/5/20)
Small Business Administration/CARES Act Additional Loan Options
Minnesota Grants or Loans
Fundraising During COVID-19, Online Fundraising and Events (Virtual Galas, Fundraisers, etc.)
Below are resources to help your organization plan as best as possible to keep your team safe while delivering services, continuing business operations, and monitoring community impacts:
Continuity of Operations Planning (COOP)
Support Employee Mental Health
Support Employees (and Managers of Employees) Who are Still Remote
COVID-19 PTO/Sick Time Policies
Below are other online COVID-19 hubs with useful information and resources to help our organizations and communities respond as best we can to the COVID-19 crisis:
MACC Member COVID-19 Resources
COVID-19 Resource Hubs
COVID-19 Health and Safety Hubs
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