The DANA eNewsletter & COVID-19 Update
What you need to know about the nonprofit sector

March 30, 2020
Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?

In rapid succession over the last two weeks, Congress passed and the President signed two far-reaching pieces of legislation designed to provide relief to the American people and businesses – including nonprofits. Included in the provisions of these bills are major victories for nonprofits, operational relief, and new obligations.

On Tuesday, March 31 at 3:30 pm Eastern, the networks of the National Council of Nonprofits are hosting a national presentation to help all in the charitable community understand what various provisions of the two laws mean for nonprofits.


The Families First Coronavirus Response Act created new workplace obligations for employers and expanded supports for individuals affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. Eight days later, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) authorized more than $2 trillion in spending to inject cash into the economy, businesses, and nonprofits. There is a great deal to unpack:

  • Mandated paid sick and family leave and refundable payroll tax credits
  • Generous loan funds for small (< 500 employees) and mid-size (between 500 and 10,000 employees) nonprofit employers; which program is best for your organization?
  • Above-the-line or universal charitable deduction available for 2020
  • Employee retention refundable tax credit
  • Expanded unemployment and enhanced funding for social support programs

This webinar will share the latest analysis and information for charitable nonprofits, recognizing that multiple federal agencies must write the rules and forms and establish processes for getting money into the hands of nonprofits as quickly as possible.

Flash Survey! Help Us Bring You More Resources
Please take this brief survey to help us understand how to help you. With the new Federal Stimulus bill, your understanding of service needs and organizational sustainability may have changed. DANA is using this information to guide our advocacy efforts and connect nonprofits to resources they need. PLEASE RESPOND BY THURSDAY, APRIL 2 @ 9:00AM
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Nonprofit Leaders can interact in a Zoom small group setting with HR professionals to get all of their pressing questions answered. Each group will be a "Q&A with an Expert" style of interaction. Example of topics that may be covered: managing employees during crisis/virtually, questions about workforce reduction, and policies that need to now be put into place. Groups are limited to no more than 5 nonprofit CEOs/EDs.
9:00 AM | 1:30 PM | 3:30 PM
9:00 AM | 1:30 PM | 3:30 PM
Wednesday, April 1 | 1:00PM - 2:00PM
Evaluating Your Organization's Financial Position in Light of COVID-19

DANA has created a tool to help you evaluate your organization's financial position, especially in light of COVID-19. How do you know what your future financial position will be? It starts with understanding your cash flow and how long your resources will last. This is vital knowledge when it comes to applying for the variety of loans and grants available as part of federal and state relief programs. Join instructor, Wil Sherk, as he guides participants through the cash flow model and explains terminology to those who may not be familiar.

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CENSUS DAY - Coming Up!

Census Day is coming and we want to provide some tools for you. Please see the following link to a Google Drive Toolkit with everything you need regarding Census Communications.

The Toolkit contains downloadable print resources, email templates, a statement on the COVID-19 and the Census, and a social media toolkit. 

Census Toolkit

Action Items for Census Week

If you take a look at the Census Self-Response Rates (check out here) Delaware is at 29%. Let's boost this number! Here are a few things you can do to within your personal and professional networks:

1) Send out the Census Day Email to your network (direct link to the template here)

2) Share the social media posts outlined on the social media toolkit, both on your company's social media and on your outlets (direct link to the social media toolkit here)

3) Share and retweet Delaware Census posts throughout the day (Like us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram if you haven't yet) and use our Facebook frame to show that you've been counted!

4) Go live on Facebook. This can be as simple as saying "We are proud partners of the 2020 Census and encourage you to complete your Census today" or as involved as going live and completing your 2020 Census in real-time! Be sure that when you go live you tag @DelawareCounts on all platforms!

Lt. Governor Hall-Long will be going live at 11 AM to complete her Census; share that as well!

What Does Your Nonprofit Need Right Now?
If you or someone you know has an immediate need such as food, shelter, or supplies - please contact the United Way of Delaware at their 211 emergency line
Agencies should call 2-1-1 to be connected to a United Way of Delaware staff member, who will assist nonprofits in getting responses to their volunteer needs via UVolunteer site, 
DANA stands ready to help any nonprofit in need. We are curating and developing new resources daily. Please check our COVID-19 Resources webpage frequently.  
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