Our team at the NH Center for Nonprofits will share resources here that NH nonprofits may find useful as they navigate the implications of the unfolding public health crisis. As always, feel free to reach out to us with specific questions at info@nhnonprofits.org.


Please share resources, articles, sample policies, etc. with your fellow nonprofits by emailing them to info@nhnonprofits.org. We’ll review and update this page accordingly.

Re-Opening Information & Resources:

Guidelines for Reopening from Governor's Taskforce
The Governor's Economic Reopening Taskforce released their "Stay at Home 2.0" guidelines for businesses that are reopening.

The Do's and Don'ts of Employee Temperature Checks
A recent post on McLane Middleton's Employment Law Business Guide blog covers best practices and advice for taking the temperature of your employees, which is one of the requirements in the "Stay at Home 2.0" guidelines released by the Governor.

Going Forward: Best Practices and Considerations for Nonprofit Re-engagement
This comprehensive guide from the Oklahoma Center for Nonprofits covers everything from the principles and values that should guide your reopening efforts to specific considerations related to donor relations, board governance, human resources, and more. Additionally, the guide includes actual safety plans, internal and external memos, and more used by nonprofits.

Resume and Thrive Strategies
The Nonprofit Risk Management Center offers this article that proposes that instead of suddenly flipping a switch to restart “business as usual,” nonprofit leaders must ponder the preparations necessary to foster a safe workplace grounded in future-forward, mission-advancing principles.

National Safety Council's Safe Actions for Employee Returns Framework
The National Safety Council's Safe Actions for Employee Returns (SAFER) has recommendations for safely reopening in three categories: "Physical Considerations", "Medical Health Considerations", and "Stress, Emotional & Mental Health Considerations".

Webinar: "Preparing Your Workforce for Re-opening" from McLane Middleton / KGA - Download the Slides
This webinar from McLane Middleton and KGA covers legal considerations and common questions for employees related to reopening, as well as general advice for anyone in a leadership position.

Relief Funding News:

(for current grant opportunities, visit here)

New Hampshire Charitable Foundation - Community Crisis Action Fund  
This fund will support a strategic response to the COVID-19 pandemic including immediate unrestricted grants, strategic grants and support for local emergency funds 

Granite United Way COVID-19 Relief Fund 
Granite United Way has launched a COVID-19 Relief Fund to help their partner organizations in their response to the virus. 

Greater Nashua Covid-19 Emergent Needs Response Fund  
United Way of Greater Nashua has established a fund to provide financial support to local nonprofits for their extra-ordinary and unprecedented expenses related to Covid-19. 

United Way of the Greater Seacoast COVID-19 Family Support Fund 
United Way has established the COVID-19 Family Support Fund, a dedicated resource for working families affected by the COVID-19 public health emergency. 

Monadnock United Way
The Monadnock United Way has established a Covid Relief Fund with 100% of all dollars raised going directly to agencies to provide relief to the region’s families.

Greater Sullivan Strong
United Way of Sullivan County, the Greater Sullivan County Public Health Network, Sullivan County government, and other community partners have come together to form Greater Sullivan Strong. Greater Sullivan Strong is accepting donations through the United Way of Sullivan County and nonprofits can request funds through a form on the Sullivan County website.

Federal Resources:

Analysis of the CARES Act
The National Council of Nonprofits outlines "what's in it for noprofits?" as well as other signficant provisions of the bill.

CARES Act: How to Apply for Nonprofit Relief Funds
This resource from Independent Sector is designed to help nonprofit organizations understand how the CARES Act will apply to them and how to proceed with filing for assistance. It looks at both small and large nonprofits as well as individuals

CARES Act Q & A for Nonprofits
Arnold & Porter has assembled an in-depth, well-organized list of questions and answers related to what the CARES Act means for nonprofits

What the Families First Coronavirus Response Act Means to Nonprofits
The National Council of Nonprofits breaks down how the employment provisions of this bill impact nonprofits.

Webinar Recording
"Federal Coronavirus Relief Bills: What Do They Mean for Nonprofits?" was presented by the National Council of Nonprofits on March 31, 2020. Download the slides

Key details about PPP loan forgiveness from Inside Charity
This article from Inside Charity collects key details, requirements, and actionable advice about loan forgiveness for organizations who received money through the Paycheck Protection Program.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application
On May 15, the Small Business Administration released the application form and instructions for PPP loan forgiveness.

PPP Loan Forgiveness Interim Final Rule Analysis
The National Council of Nonprofits shared their analysis of the Small Business Administration's recently released guidance for PPP loan forgiveness on issues like payroll vs. nonpayroll costs, reductions in hours, and the loan forgiveness application process and timing.

AICPA PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator
The American Institute of Certified Public Accountants recently shared their PPP Loan Forgiveness Calculator, an auto-calculating spreadsheet to help you estimate the amount of your PPP loan forgiveness and fill out the application.

New PPP Loan Forgiveness Guidance
The Small Business Administration and Treasury Department released additional guidance last week addressing questions and answers relate to timing issues for expenses and interpreting what counts as payroll and nonpayroll expenses.

Info on NH cases and available support:

New Hampshire Department of Health and Human Services: COVID-19  
Current NH data and links to state and federal resources

Explanation of Public Health Monitoring and Movement Restriction Terms 
Memo from NH Division of Public Health Services defining terms such as quarantine, isolation and active monitoring

Portal to donate needed supplies 
The Department of Business and Economic Affairs has created a portal for NH companies of needed supplies to donate or produce to help provide for our healthcare and first responders.  

Volunteer Initiatives:

  • NHResponds.org: Online registration system for retired or furloughed medical and non-medical volunteers.

  • VolunteerNH.org: Individuals interested in volunteering for a local organizations

Labor issues:

COVID-19 and FLSA Q & A 
This US Department of Labor resource answers specifc questions related to the Fair Labor Standards Act.

COVID-19 and FMLA Q & A 
This US Department of Labor resource answers specific questions relate to the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Options for employees who have lost their employer-sponsored health insurance
This advisory from the NH Insurance Department outlines options for individuals who have lost their employer sponsored health insurance.

NH Center for Nonprofits Members: Employment Law Hotline 
One of the benefits of membership with the Center is the Employment Law Hotline where attorneys at Devine Milliment will provide up to a half hour of general legal advice per employment issue. 

Documentation Required to Support Federal Paid Leave Requests and Related Tax Credits
This resource from Devine Millimet provides guidance on how to document paid leave requests to meet both DOL regulations and IRS requirements 

Safety for "Essential" Workplaces
This article by Margaret "Peg" O'Brien, Esq. of Devine Millimet reviews the safety issues that employers must address if they are an "essential" workplace.

Weathering Coronavirus: Furloughs, Layoffs or Pay Cuts?
In this article, the Society for Human Resource Management looks at the unpleasant options that nonprofits may be weighing at this time.

Families First Coronavirus Response Act: Q&A
The Wage & Hour Division of the US Department of Labor released an extensive Q&A related to the FFCRA.

Webinar Recording: Unemployment Benefits During the COVID-19 Pandemic: What New Hampshire Employers Need to Know
This webinar presented from April 10 covered the issues impacting nonprofits related to the unemployment benefit changes related to the pandemic.

Financial Sustainability:

From Sustainability to Survivability: How Nonprofits Can Manage Uncertainty Amid Crisis by Steve Zimmerman 
Steve Zimmerman from Spectrum Nonprofit Services gives concrete steps in this article about initial steps your organization should take to increase your likelihood of successfully navigating this crisis.

Webinar Recording
On April 8th, Steve Zimmerman presented a webinar "From Sustainability to Survivability" for NH noprofits. View the recording and download the free tools he shared on NonprofitNext.

What Nonprofits Should Do Right Now 
This article fom the Nonprofit Finance Fund shares tools and templates to help you assess your situation.

Crisis Funding and Debt: What Organizations Need to Know
The Nonprofit Finance Fund has created this brief guide to understanding debt options in this crisis. 

Leadership & Governance:

What Nonprofit Board Members Should Be Doing Right Now to Address the COVID-19 Situation 
In these uncertain times, as the situation rapidly changes, the board needs to provide steady and adaptive leadership in partnership with and in support of the CEO. This blog post from BoardSource outlines things the board should be considering.

Coronavirus Advice for Nonprofit Leaders 
This blog post outlines five tips for nonprofit leaders

NH Charitable Trusts Unit (CTU) Advisory to Charities Concerning COVID-19 
This advisory from the CTU addresses questions related to how your bylaws may impact your board's ability to meet and vote remotely. It also give guidance on issues related to filing your yearly report to the CTU.

Coronavirus: How to Be the Leader Your People Need Right Now
This article asks and answers three fundamental questions to help you lead your employees through this crisis.

Nonprofit Decision Making in the COVID-19 Pandemic
This article from Bridgespan offers a clear set of decision-making principles that can help ensure that nonprofits don’t lose their way as they navigate tough tradeoffs.

Beyond Survival: Five Keys to Unlock Social Innovation Amid the COVID-19 Crisis
This article from Bridgespan offers five concrete steps nonprofits can take immediately during the coronavirus outbreak to build up the new muscles that will unleash their latent capacity to innovate.

Three Things Nonprofits Should Prioritize in the Wake of COVID-19
This article from SSIR explores why organizations need to examine their social impact, economic viability, and capacity to deliver in order to remain relevant and viable both now and into the future.

Communications:

Framing COVID-19
The FrameWorks Institute is pulling guidance from twenty years of framing research and practice to help advocates and experts be heard and understood in a time of global crisis. They have a series of topics that include do's and don't's for framing our messages during this time.

Coronavirus Crisis Comms Triage Kit 
The Communications Network developed this page to share and crowdsource best practices, resources, and examples of effective crisis comms from foundations and nonprofits

Fundraising Priorities in Early Days of COVID-19
This article offers some concrete things you can do right now to boost your revenue in the short- and medium-term. 

Remote Work:

Nonprofit Resources for Remote Work During the COVID-19 Outbreak 
TechSoup provides a list of resources available to nonprofit to ease the transition into remote work.

20 Tips for Working From Home 
This article provides practical tips to help you be more successful while working from home.

Resource for low-cost laptops in NH 
The Computer Technology Assistance Corps is a NH-based nonprofit that accepts donations of computers, laptops and monitors and refurbishes them to sell at a deep discount to eligible nonprofits.

How to Overcome the Social Isolation of Remote Work
This article suggests some changes that employers can make to help remote workers feel less isolated.

10 Tips for Staying Human on Video Calls
This list of tips, published by Nonprofit Quarterly, can help make those video calls a little better for all involved.

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