In the face of fear, nonprofits are showing unprecedented courage. The April 2020 issue of Blue Avocado is a special installment that offers nonprofits help navigating the trials of operating during the global Covid-19 pandemic, to make sure our communities—who need our services more than ever—continue to find us.
Read “Navigating the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act” by Shirley Wang, J.D., and Hannibal P. Odisho, J.D., to understand in detail the impact that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act has on employment at your nonprofit. With cancelled fundraising events, “Communicating with Donors During a Maelstrom: Practical Wisdom on When, What, Who, How, and How Often” by Cheryl A. Clarke and Karen Topakian provides a checklist to help you stay connected with donors. And with the lockdown by government order, “Make the Move! Tips for Migrating Your In-Person Event Online” by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP, explores how to successfully navigate the new medium of online training.
We also have practical content as the nonprofit sector continues to operate in new circumstances. “Audit on the Horizon? There’s a Silver Lining! Here’s What Nonprofits Need to Know” by Suja Amir, MPA prepares you with a primer on audits. “Ask Rita: Interns Who Lose Their Academic Connections with Their Nonprofit—Are They Really Interns?” by Mike Bishop discusses a situation a nonprofit experienced and how to address it. “Against the Current: Mando Rayo” interviewed by Robert Egger spotlights the importance of ingenuity and community. And finally, “2020 California Employment Law Updates” by Jeanine DeBacker, J.D. is a series of four articles focusing on important areas of employment law affecting California nonprofits this year: arbitration, compensation, fair employment, and time off. Finally, don’t forget to register for Blue Avocado‘s first webinar, “Live Q&A for Nonprofits on Families First Coronavirus Response Act, Workers’ Comp, Property & Casualty Insurance.”
In the past month, the world—firmly shutting its doors and stopping everything to protect groups that are high-risk for contracting Covid-19—has begun to show the values we share in the nonprofit sector: integrity, good stewardship, and accountability to our communities. On the other side, we’re eager to see who we will become.
Darian Rodriguez Heyman
Nahida S. Nisa