Nonprofit Leaders Call for COVID-19 Relief Deal

Nonprofits must be a key part of any national relief and recovery effort from the immense impacts of COVID-19. The following is the text of a letter to our Congressional leaders from the leaders of 38 national nonprofit organizations dated September 24, 2020: Dear Speaker Pelosi, Leader McConnell, Leader McCarthy, and Leader Schumer: Employers of […]

California AG: Charity Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Earlier this month, the California Office of the Attorney General (“AG”) published Charity Governance During the COVID-19 Pandemic. Here are some excerpted highlights from the publication applicable to California nonprofit corporations with some comments: Emergency Provisions Unless prohibited by the nonprofit’s emergency bylaws, the following actions can be taken to conduct the corporation’s ordinary business […]

Fiscal Sponsors and COVID-19

You’ll find a wealth of information provided by numerous organizations and law firms regarding COVID-19-related issues facing nonprofits, including this page from the NEO Law Group. Such issues include those related to new laws providing for paid employee leave, small business (and nonprofit) loans, and enhanced charitable contribution deductions. However, these new laws, understandably created […]

Tips for Nonprofits During the COVID-19 Pandemic

Last week, Venable LLP hosted a webinar called COVID-19: What Your Nonprofit Needs To Know, which examined current questions surrounding workers, insurance, events, travel, and workplace situations. Below are some tips for nonprofits in handling the COVID-19 pandemic. Note that, as the situation is fluid and changing rapidly, good practices recommended today may be different […]

Nonprofit Governance: Coronavirus and COVID-19

Nonprofits must recognize and manage the impact of the coronavirus and associated disease known as COVID-19 that has created great concern and fear for an ill-prepared and under-educated country and world. Quarantines, canceled conferences and events, staggering drops in economic markets, deserted public spaces, self-isolation, and social distancing are all eye-opening impacts we’ve increasingly seen […]