I hope you're doing well and things are settling down as we adjust to this new normal. We've been working and wanted to share an update of what what we've done recently, what we're planning for the next month, and other resources that could be beneficial.
We've also been listening to the things that are of concern to you so far and wanted to help you think of ways to strengthen your revenue as we continue to push the sector to lean into your work during these times. We're holding a revenue resiliency brainstorming workshop on April 28th from 1 to 3pm ET. More details are below, but you can register here.
What We've Been Doing
Compiling Resources for our Members: We've been on the lookout for resources on COVID-19 and have compiled them into a COVID-19 Resource Page. The main page features core ideas we’d like to get across, but if you click on the Advocacy Resources tab, you’ll be taken to a page with information on available funds, sector responses, relevant op-eds, articles and more.
Tracking Funder Responses: We've been keeping an eye on how funders are responding to the current crisis while encouraging them to step up in this unprecedented time of need for nonprofits. On March 18th, we published our President & CEO Aaron Dorfman's favorite responses from funders so far. We’ll continue to track others as we’re made aware of them, such as this response from the Mary Reynold’s Babcock Foundation announced on March 27th.
Collaborating with Other Philanthropy-Serving Organizations (PSOs) to Encourage Funders to Increase Funding: As the pandemic unfolds, nonprofits don't need the added stress of worrying about decreased or lost funding. That's why NCRP teamed up with other PSOs to put out a statement calling on philanthropy to increase funding, not pull back.
Changes to Payment Options
Suspending Renewals: We're suspending all renewals until June to accommodate our members in light of the current crisis. If you were due for renewal anytime soon, don't worry about it. Just focus on keeping your organization's work going strong.
Multiple Payment Intervals when Renewing: As Janay previewed back in September, we now have multiple payment intervals available on our renewal page so you can select the option that's best for you. You can break your dues down into monthly, quarterly, or six-month intervals. There’s also a yearly option and the one-time option that was available previously.
Upcoming Event, Survey & Other Resources
Revenue Resiliency Brainstorming Workshop: On April 28th from 1 PM to 3 PM ET, NCRP will hold a Revenue Resiliency Brainstorming Workshop via Zoom. NCRP staff will pull in some of our expert friends to lead this conversation aimed at giving our members ideas to help them feel more stable and prepare during this period and in years to come. The agenda includes recommendations from our expert panel, a Q&A/Group Share moment and finally a 30-minute breakout room session where you can tap into the knowledge of your peers to formulate more concrete ideas for your work. You can register here. We’ll send speaker bios soon.
COVID-19 Nonprofit Member Survey: We want to hear your experiences with funders, your current needs, and how we can best support you during the COVID-19 crisis. These insights will also give us information about what to continue to push for. Please take a few minutes to fill out this survey.
Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFI) & CARES Act Loans: As we try to help our nonprofit members with the CARES Act loans, we've heard that groups are having trouble finding Small Business Administration (SBA) lenders to process their applications. All CDFI's are SBA-approved lenders, so it could help to apply through your local CDFI. The Opportunity Finance Network has a handy CDFI Locator if you're not sure where the closest one is. Additionally, NCRP has already completed our application. The good news is that it’s only one page, much shorter than previous iterations. If you have any questions, we’re happy to answer. Email me and I’ll put you in touch with our COO, José Domínguez.
Resources on myncrp.org: We now have a COVID-19 Resources and Discount Toolkit on myncrp.org that goes a little beyond what’s publicly available on our NCRP.org resource hub. As new resources and discounts become known to us, we’ll share them on that page. You can find it on the Member Updates page. Feel free to let me know if you have any trouble finding it.
As always, please do not hesitate to reach out with any questions/concerns/feedback/anything else. Hang in there and we’ll all get through this together! Best, Adam Fishbein Membership Team National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy (NCRP) 1900 L Street NW, Suite 825, Washington, D.C. 20036 Direct: 202.909.2743 e: firstname.lastname@example.org Pronouns: he, him, his Connect with us: Facebook | Twitter | E-Newsletter | Blog |
Check out NCRP's COVID19 resources for non-profits and funders to help us get through this crisis together and with equity at the center