Good morning,

I want to share two resources for organizations as we all navigate COVID-19.  Additional information on state and local efforts will be forthcoming, but as these opportunities have caps, I wanted to get them into your hands quickly.

Many thanks,


Prosper Strategies:
Your organization is likely facing difficult decisions about whether to change service delivery methods, cancel or reschedule upcoming fundraising events, resort to staffing and financial backup plans, allow remote work and paid time off, and more. But the work doesn't stop when the decisions are made. You also have to communicate those decisions with your anxious stakeholders, and you have to do so in a timely and accurate manner despite the fact that everything seems to change by the minute. It's enough to make any nonprofit leader's head spin. We're here to help.
In this live webinar, we'll break down: - Best practices and considerations for communicating with your stakeholders in real time in the age of coronavirus - Managing the media should your organization be contacted surrounding its management of coronavirus risk - What to do if you have to cancel an in-person fundraising event (including ideas for taking events virtual) - Adjustments to the 2020 fundraising outlook due to coronavirus and what you can do now to minimize losses - What to do if your team is overwhelmed managing coronavirus communications, event adjustments etc. We'll also take your questions and share valuable resources that will help your nonprofit through this difficult time. Attendance will be capped at 250 people, so please show up early to guarantee your spot.


Americans for the Arts:

As the Coronavirus (COVD-19) continues to develop, it's important that Local Arts Agencies and arts and culture organizations consider their preparedness, prevention, and response. Join members of Americans for the Arts’ staff, Ruby Lopez Harper, John Rubsamen, and Narric Rome, with Jan Newcomb, Executive Director of the National Coalition for Arts’ Preparedness and Emergency Response, Barbara Davis, Chief Operating Officer of The Actors Fund, and Rhonda Schaller, Assistant Vice President for Student Affairs and Visiting Associate Professor at Pratt Institute to hear current information about actions to take, including planning to consider, handling grant-funded projects, managing stress during moments of crisis, and continuing to support artists. This briefing will also include an update on the status of congressional action on economic impact and stimulus funding and how it relates to the arts and cultural sector.