Arts Alert: Webinar With Dr. Michael Osterholm for the Arts and Culture Sector, and other Opportunities
Tuesday, June 2, Noon- 1PM
The coronavirus has had a devastating effect on the arts and culture sector due to large gathering restrictions and the spread of the virus. As the arts and culture sector plans for re-opening museums, theaters and other arts spaces that gather large groups of people, many leaders are working together to share best practices and coordinate opening. Join colleagues for a webinar with the Minnesota top expert on the pandemic, the “Dr. Fauci of Minnesota” Dr. Michael Osterholm, director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota. He will provide the latest information about the pandemic and its future as well as advice for welcoming people back to our venues as artists, audiences, visitors, and employees.
REGISTRATION IS FULL! A recording of the meeting will be on MCA'S Youtube page shortly after the meeting is over
Q & A Session With Minnesota DEED Commissioner Steve Grove
Was May 28, 12:00 Noon - 1:00 PM
Join Springboard for the Arts for this Q & A session for artists, creative workers and culture bearers on the impact of the COVID-19 crisis on Minnesota's creative economy. No advance registration is necessary. Click here for details.
Topics for questions for this session may include:
Unemployment insurance for self-employed creative workers
Challenges specific to arts-based small businesses
Opportunities for the creative workforce to engage in Minnesota's relief and recovery efforts
Did your nonprofit receive a PPP loan? What's Next?Many nonprofits have taken advantage of the much needed Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) loans and forgiveness. Unfortunately for some nonprofits, the financial relief of PPP is only temporary.
Nonprofit Personnel Strategies Beyond PPP: Where Finance and HR Meet will focus on personnel strategies and related financial effects for nonprofits who are faced with ongoing questions about service continuity, cost reduction, possible layoffs, program closures, and organizational survival. How does your organization instill its values into hard choices about personnel cost reduction, decisions about who gets furloughed or has hours reduced, and if and how and when to bring your staff back together?
Join MCN and CLA as we consider various approaches to staffing as we manage through the fallout of the pandemic and look forward to gradual reopening. Event Details:
Tuesday, June 9, 11 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Virtual - Live/Online
$45 for MCN members / $65 for nonmembers Presented by the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits
Unemployment Insurance Survey for Self-Insured Nonprofits
Is your organization one of the 100,000 or more nonprofits or governmental entities that has elected to self-insure under your state unemployment compensation system? Is your organization now facing burdensome payments to the state due to coronavirus-related layoffs and furloughs? The Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, along with other state and national nonprofit allies, is advocating for relief from crippling unemployment costs. Now, we ask your help in identifying the problems and solutions, as well as a path towards new thinking on this issue. Please take the following confidential survey.
The results from this survey will help nonprofits advocate for legislative and regulatory fixes that benefit organizations and their missions.
From Common Ground to Congressional Action: Advancing the Universal Charitable Deduction
Tuesday, June 2, 4:00 PM CDT
Everyone committed to the work of charitable nonprofits during these uncertain economic times is invited to join six U.S. Senators in a free event in support of expanding the charitable deduction.
During this pandemic, charitable nonprofits of all types and missions are stepping up even more in their communities as they struggle simultaneously with rapidly declining revenues. Organizations are experiencing increased costs from skyrocketing demands for their services, while their revenues have plummeted because they have had to cancel fundraising events and their usual fees, ticket sales, membership dues have vanished, and the capacity of donors to give has plummeted. Charitable organizations need resources as soon as possible. Six United States Senators have crossed the partisan divide to find common ground in support of a critically needed solution: the Universal Charitable Deduction:
Senator Chris Coons (D-DE) Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) Senator James Lankford (R-OK) Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) Senator Tim Scott (R-SC) Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
During the hour-long presentation, each Senator will speak to their personal experiences, share their respect for the work of charitable organizations in their states and across the country, and give their perspectives on how Congress can strengthen the ability of nonprofits to help relief, recovery, and rebuilding during the pandemic crisis and beyond. The Senators will also answer questions and explain what they are doing to enact improved charitable giving incentives THIS YEAR.
Presented by: American Cancer Society American Red Cross Americans for the Arts Catholic Charities USA Council for Advancement and Support of Education Easterseals Faith and Giving Coalition Girl Scouts USA Jewish Federations of North America National Council of Nonprofits Salvation Army United Way Worldwide Volunteers of America YMCA of the USA