Nonprofits Call on Federal Leaders to Provide COVID Relief Tailored to Nonprofits
On Friday, January 22, a coalition of nonprofit organizations sent an initial letter to federal leaders urging Congress and President Biden to enact a package of solutions tailored to the needs and realities of nonprofits serving the public good. The letter, after highlighting the unique role of charitable nonprofits in providing pandemic relief and economic recovery, urges federal leaders (President Biden, Speaker Pelosi, and Leaders Schumer, McCarthy, and McConnell) to include provisions in the next COVID relief package that accomplish the following:
Content Credit: National Council Of Nonprofits
2020 Federal Policy Recap
Before we jump into 2021, let's take a look at where we left off in 2020. Below is a brief report on several policy issues from 2020 that impact the nonprofit sector:
Amy Little, current CEO of the Idaho Nonprofit Center
I’ve often repeated this phrase to colleagues from time to time, and it is one of many principles that I believe deeply in: every leader has an expiration date. There comes a time for all of us when – in taking a deep breath and a long look at where we are and most importantly where we’ve been – we realize that a new leader with fresh ideas and a different skill set is needed to take our organization to the next level.
It is with a mix of sadness and excitement that I share this news: that time has come for me at the Idaho Nonprofit Center. I’ve accepted a position as the business consulting manager with MoFi in their Boise office. The past five years here at the Center have been one of tremendous growth both personally and professionally but mostly in our team’s collective achievements.
I am beyond proud of where the Center is today and I know that in the hands of the next capable leader, this team and board will take this amazing organization to places I never could have dreamed. I receive a lot of credit for being a great leader, but in all honesty, it is the team here at the Center and our incredible board of directors who share in the credit. We succeed as a team, always.
In this Issue:
As I sit here and reflect back upon the last nearly 365 days, I confess that it feels like the longest/quickest year of my career. Hindsight, as they say, is always 20/20 and if I’m being honest I find it ironic that the year we’ve all learned the most is, in fact, 2020.
I remember in the final hours of 2019 thinking with absolute unbridled optimism and enthusiasm about all the blessings to come in the new year. Unfortunately, our year started off poorly, even before COVID hit our communities. We were informed early on that not only would we not receive a multi-year grant that we had been expecting, but our payment for 2020 left us with a $25,000 hole to fill.
Less than a month later the first case of coronavirus was announced in Idaho and the train, as they say, was officially derailed.
The SBA announced late last week that the Paycheck Protection Program will re-open today, January 11, 2021. Here is what you need to know:
Below is the first guidance we've received on the new PPP. We will work to provide any further information as it becomes available.
The United States Small Business Administration, in consultation with the Treasury Department, has recently released additional PPP guidance:
For more information and updates, visit SBA.gov/PPP or Treasury.gov/CARES
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