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CARES Act: Financial Security for Families

April 6, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On March 27, after weeks of great advocacy from the Human Services sector, Congress passed, and the President signed, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act (H.R. 748), a more than $2 trillion economic stimulus package to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. Though this law is the largest federal stimulus […]

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Tips for Converting Conferences – Sector Leadership Spot

April 6, 2020

By Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, Nonprofit Leadership Alliance It has been an unprecedented few weeks with the impact surrounding the coronavirus taking many of us by surprise — this is especially true for nonprofits with upcoming in-person conferences, fundraisers and trainings. Making the transition from in-person to online during “normal” times can feel taxing to organizations […]

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Bill Highlight: The Families First Coronavirus Response Act

March 23, 2020

By Zachary Tashman On March 18, the Senate passed, and the President signed, the Families First Coronavirus Response Act (H.R. 6201) an emergency package of legislation that guarantees “free coronavirus testing, expands nutrition security programs, establishes paid sick leave, enhances unemployment insurance, and increases federal Medicaid funding.” Both House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and Senate Majority […]

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Communications in a Time of Crisis

March 19, 2020

Human service organizations across the country are playing a uniquely challenging role as part of the nation’s response to COVID-19, delivering essential services during a constantly evolving public health crisis while planning for the long-term needs that communities will face in the recovery phase. Recognizing that the pandemic will place a strain on an already […]

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SPECIAL REQUEST: Your Help Needed with Voting Today at 2 PM EDT

March 18, 2020

Starting at 2:00 PM EDT today, the Senate will be voting on two amendments on the House-passed Families First Coronavirus Response Act, which would dramatically alter the paid family leave provisions in the legislation. The first amendment, introduced by Senators Patty Murray (D-WA) & Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), would close the paid family and medical leave […]

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