Crisis Resources for Nonprofits & Government Agencies

Local Community Funding

The Council on Foundations maintains a compilation of local response funds dedicated to supporting nonprofits and individuals in the community.


The CDC maintains a portal on mitigation steps for nonprofits and community organizations.


State Government Actions

The National Conference of State Legislatures maintains a compilation of State Quarantine and Isolation Statutes and State Action on Coronavirus (COVID-19).



Helpful Resources

Several organizations have shared how to apply for available grants, loans, funding opportunities, and financial assistance:

Several organizations have provided resources and technology for nonprofits organizations, public sector agencies, and the funder community:

Several organizations are organizing webinars and virtual events to help the nonprofit community:


Here are some examples of how organizations on the frontlines of good are connecting with their communities:


Here are some data and technology resources as you navigate your organization's response to COVID-19:


Federal Government Support

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (the CARES Act) became law on March 27th, 2020. Several provisions included in the Act are applicable to nonprofits and tax-exempt organizations. Find more Information here.

SBA: Paycheck Protection Program

The Small Business Administration (SBA) will allow tax-exempt organizations with up to 500 employees to apply for low-interest loans of up to $10 million, generally to cover payroll costs, rent, or employer group health care benefits. These loans may be forgiven if staffing levels are maintained through June 30th.

SBA: Economic Injury Disaster Loans

Eligible nonprofits may apply for low-interest loans of up to $2 million and rapid response grants of $10,000. Loans may be used to provide paid sick leave, maintain payroll, pay rent or mortgage payments, or to meet increased costs of obtaining materials unavailable due to interrupted supply chains. Payments may be deferred for four years.


Industry Stabilization

Large nonprofits (with 500 to 10,000 employees), alternatively, may apply to low interest loans with deferred payments for the first six months.


Charitable Giving Incentives & Payroll Tax Credits

The annual caps on annual tax-deductible contributions for corporations and individuals who itemize have been raised. Furthermore, a refundable payroll tax credit of up to $5,000 for each employee on payroll is available, if the nonprofit is not receiving emergency SBA loan relief and has experienced greater than 50% drop in revenue.


Relief Funds for State & Local Governments [NEW]

The U.S. Department of the Treasury just released a portal for state and local governments to apply for the $150B Coronavirus Relief Fund. Find more information here.



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How Social Solutions Software Can Support Resilience, Streamline Efficiencies and Drive Impact

The work of nonprofits and public sector agencies has never mattered more than it does today. To support your organization and mitigate potential budget concerns, we are offering our software at no cost this year when you sign a new engagement. Join the nearly 4,000 human services organizations who rely on Social Solutions to increase efficiency, resilience and impact with powerful case management technology.



Track Long-Term Impact

We provide the data reporting outputs that enable organizations to safely track and prove impact to funders, supporting funding stability and long-term resilience.

Share Reliable Data

We help organizations communicate to funders (both governmental and philanthropic entities) the impact in demand for services using data.

Accelerate Participant Progress

We help case managers identify best practices for program success and participants at the point of intake.

Engage Your Participants

Send communication or notifications directly to participants – from changing an appointment time to requesting participant action – right in your system with our direct messaging functionality.

How Apricot's Intake & Connect Features Help Organizations

Make Remote Work for You

At Social Solutions, we’re making sure the communities that depend on us can work remotely without sacrificing collaboration, productivity or security. Watch how our Intake and Connect capabilities can help you communicate and engage with your participants better than ever before.

How Our Clients Use Technology to Power Their Mission

  • Enroll participants and capture consents digitally to keep your processes moving even if your staff is remote or your clients are social distancing.
  • Direct message participants to stay engaged even when you can’t be face-to-face.
  • Spend less of your valuable time building reports and more time driving results with automated, drag-and-drop reporting capabilities.
  • Centralize your data in one safe cloud-based location to cut down on manual processes, eliminate room for error and enable staff to access the database from their fingertips on their device of choice.

 

Learn More from the Social Solutions Support Team

Best Practices: Form Structure [NEW]

This guide will show you what we consider some "Best Practices" for form structure within our systems.

VIDEO | Creating Forms from Templates [NEW]

This video reviews Creating Forms from Templates within Social Solutions software.

COVID-19 Screening Form Templates [NEW]

Social Solutions has developed four screening forms that can be found in our template library and used in any Social Solutions database.


For More Information

If you’re an existing client, reach out to your client success manager to learn about Intake and Connect features, as well as how we can support your organization and mission during this time.

If you’re not a client, feel free to contact us if you have any questions or would like to learn more about how you can get our powerful, easy-to-use software free for the rest of 2020.

Feeling stuck with a technology provider that isn’t aligned with your needs and mission? Now is the time to make the switch to Social Solutions at no cost for the rest of the year.