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501 Commons and Tech Impact have teamed up to launch a website dedicated to helping nonprofit organizations adapt their work practices during the COVID-19 situation. Visit for a list of resources and timely updates on how technology can be your friend in dealing with emergencies. We provide guidance on how to prevent work disruptions, and stay connected to files, data, and colleagues while while some or all staff members are working remotely. We also provide advice on management practices and HR policies that support remote work. Sign up for free email updates about technology tools, HR policies, and other practices helpful in pandemic, severe weather conditions, or other emergencies.

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Build Your Resiliency

During times of crisis, rely on individual leadership, your culture and your networks to make your organization resilient. Peruse through these resources in HR, finance, technology, governance, and communications to help you navigate the pandemic, and let us know how we can help.

Emergency Funding

The Paycheck Protection Program is still available. PPP pays wages for most employees, utilities, and lease/mortgage interest. If you maintain jobs and salaries, the loan becomes a grant. If you can't confirm your status with a bank, or you want to apply, contact us ASAP at For more info: CARES Act.

GiveBIG Washington

During GiveBIG $18.7 million (preliminary) was donated to support 1636 nonprofits. If you missed it, the giving website is open until May 15. A BIG thanks to our sponsors, participating charities, the 1036 FUNdraisers, and to our partners: GiveBIG Advisory Council, Encore Media Group, Civicore, Matt Lehrman ,and the Ostara Group.

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