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COVID-19 planning: Guidance, resources, & GCN program updates

The Georgia Center for Nonprofits (GCN) has created this page to house all important resources and information for the duration of the outbreak, including updates on our own programs, so check back here often.

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Important Updates

3/27: The Georgia Department of Labor has issued a new rule related to unemployment due to COVID-19. Click here to get detail on critical Information for GA Nonprofits considering staff reduction.

Nonprofit Town Hall / Wednesday, April 1, 11 am - 12:30 pm / Register Now.
Topics covered will include details on the CARES act, GA philanthropic sector response, results from our impact survey (still time to complete), new resources and much more. 

GCN Guides

To get started, we created this in-depth guide to making contingency plans for this, and any future, emergency. 

We've also produced an accompanying webinar, at the bottom of this page (slide deck here) that will help your organization plan, respond, and navigate.

On Wednesday, March 18, GCN hosted a Town Hall Webinar (here are pdf slidesto discuss the impact on GA nonprofits and what we know so far about coodination efforts.

You can also refer to our Scenario  Planning  Tool  or email our consultants at  [email protected].  

Resource Hub: Curated help for nonprofits

(Previously "Resources & Guides") The documents at these links will be continually updated as new resources become available.

Operations & Response: Covering the basics for all organziations and nonprofit departments, including HR, Communications, Development, and more.

Service & Subsector: Resources specific to the type of service you provide or cause you work for.

Funding & Aid: Financial relief, grant opportunities, loans, and other support for nonprofits.

GCN Webinars & Town Halls Relevant topics covered by GCN's experienced team.


Webinar: GCN's guide to COVID-19 contingency planning

(Download slides here)



Legislative updates

3/27, 2:30 pm: Both houses of congress have now given their final approval to the $2 trillion CARES Act, which will now go to the President for signing. We will post details as they relate to nonprofits soon; in the meantime, you can read about the major provisions.

3/24: New Georgia Dept. of Labor guidelines require employers to file partial unemployment claims on behalf of employees working less than regular hours. Learn more.

GCN program updates

3/16 - 4/30: Events and Nonprofit University (NU) courses will be offered online via Zoom. 

Registrants will be emailed the day before their classes with detailed instructions, updated class time, and Zoom meeting link. 

GCN is actively monitoring information from the CDC and health department, and we understand that the situation is fluid. We plan to post updates and be in contact with any changes regarding rescheduling or moving additional classes to remote sessions. 

Questions? Contact us at [email protected] or 678-916-3081.

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