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Contingency Planning

    Nonprofit leaders/organizations should review their contingency plans (or develop plans) for unplanned issues that threaten to disrupt their vital work. Every organization should have a plan to react to unplanned, continuity-disrupting situations whether it is a public health issues, a natural disaster, or man-made event. While doing so, make sure to consider all involved: employees, stakeholders, and the organization. It is also helpful to think through your responses in terms of progressive levels of risk.

    The Alliance is providing the following information to help you consider each of these dimensions, and start taking action now to engage your team in mitigating personal and business risks.


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    General Information & Resources 

    Proactive, Not Perfect, Scenario Planning: A Short Guide for Our Times from Nonprofit Quarterly. 

    The Museum Association of Arizona has created a page on our website of resources specifically for museums regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. 
    Council on Foundations - COVID-19 Resource Hub

    Nonprofit New York - Sample business continuity plan (temporarily free)

    Georgia Center for Nonprofits -  Nonprofit considerations for contingency planning and  planning guidance and resources

    National Council of Nonprofits - Helpful resources and tools for organizations, technology options, national updates, and all other nonprofit state association resource pages as well

    OpenWHO  The World Health Organization’s interactive, web-based, knowledge-transfer platform offering online courses to improve the response to health emergencies

    COVID-19: Five Things to Know and Do (Nonprofit Risk Management Center)  Tips to help your organization hone your crisis management skills to offset an infectious disease crisis

    Get Your Workplace Ready for Pandemic Flu (CDC)  Guidance for workers to help slow the spread of illness and for workplaces to develop new contingency plans or modify existing emergency operations plans that reflect considerations specific to your workplace setting and community

    Practical 5-min video explaining COVID-19 (CBC News) Great for sharing with team

    Flatten The Curve: What This Chart Actually Means for COVID-19  (PBS) Great for sharing with team

    Tips for Employees (US Chamber of Commerce) 

    Guidance for Employers (US Chamber of Commerce) 

    America's Charities  - Ways to Help Employees, Nonprofits, and Communities Affected by COVID-19

    IRS Issues Guidance on a 90-Day Extension for Tax Payments

    Your Nonprofit’s Crisis Response Team: What, Why, When, Who and How (Kelly Fryer & Associates, LLC).

    DreamCatchers: Foundation Launches Kindness & Compassion Initiative To Combat Senior Isolation Nationwide

    Society for Nonprofits - access GrantStation along with a library of webinars, articles, and funding opportunities (this resource is only available to Alliance Members - you must sign in to access resources).

    Bloomerang Resource Page - crisis fundraising advice, articles, opinions, webinars, videos and resources

    Experience Matters AZ has identified several experienced professionals willing to provide pro bono (free of charge, no service fees) services on a short term basis regarding Administrative Support, Customer Service, Accounting,Copy-writing, Crisis Management, Tutoring, Marketing, Human Resources, Mitigation Planning, and Data Analysis. Members of Experience Matters AZ can submit their service request by filling out this form.

    Emergency Lifecycles Consulting Initiative - The Nonprofit Lifecycles Institute has convened more than 45 Lifecycle Capacity Consultants to generously donate 600+ hours of consulting and mentoring to nonprofit organizations across North America in both Canada and the United States. Submit you service request by filling out this form.

    Office of the Arizona Governor (Gov. Doug Ducey)  Most current Arizona information

    AZ State Public Health Emergency Declaration 3.11.20 (Gov. Doug Ducey)

    AZ State Legislature (Speaker Bowers/President Fann) Limited attendance for committee hearings; Guidance in House/Senate galleries, in-person meetings, visitors and more 

    Frontdoors Media (publication focused on nonprofit community in AZ) -  Nonprofit Event Status Update and  Nonprofit COVID-19 related news and updates 

    Arizona Commission on the Arts  - a collection of resources that may be relevant to you and/or the artists, arts professionals, and organizations with whom you work.

    Arizona 211 serves as a valuable statewide source for help. Starting March 20th, the services will be open 8:00 am - 8:00 pm 7 days a week,  staffed with people to answer your questions and direct you to needed services.

    Vitalyst Health Foundation's Spark Conversation: Coronavirus Update Special Episode (03.17.2020)

    Support My Club's COVID-19 Nonprofit Assistance - To help ensure that the small, local nonprofit community is supported during these uncertain times, Support My Club will be using their e-commerce site to temporarily display the most pressing needs of nonprofits – the items that will directly allow them to perform their missions and programs during this critical time. The community can then easily fulfill those needs on Support My Club's online marketplace.

    Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits COVID-19 News Updates

    Human Resources & Workplace Operations Resources

    Risk Management Plan for any organization whose staff must travel abroad during the pandemic (or organizes abroad volunteer trips).

    Coronavirus (COVID-19) in the Workplace: Legal and Regulatory Considerations  (HUB International)  Guidance to help employers understand the legal and regulatory considerations associated with responding to illness in the workplace (including but not limited to the Coronavirus)

    Coronavirus: Employers Should Plan, Not Panic (Foley & Lardner, LLP)  The extent to which the coronavirus will take hold in the U.S. is unknown, but employers should take steps now to plan ahead so they will be able to maintain normal business operations.

    5 key areas to review to get your organization crisis-ready (NonprofitHR) 

    Employer Checklist for the COVID-19 Virus (AZBigMedia/Chamber Business News) 

    BoardSource - What nonprofit board members should be doing right nowAsk The Governance Expert, and How nonprofits and board members can respond to COVID-19.

    Remote Workers and Telecommuting Practices for Nonprofits  (National Council of Nonprofits) 

    It’s Different This Time: Handling Nonprofit Staff Cuts under COVID-19: What must nonprofits themselves consider when faced with the need to lay off, furlough, or fire staff?

    Health & Safety in the Workplace 

    Protecting Workers During a Pandemic (OSHA)

    Pandemic Preparedness in the Workplace and the Americans with Disabilities Act (U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission)  Information about pandemic planning in the workplace

    When May Employers Require Workers to Self-Quarantine? (Society for Human Resource Management)  When and where can employers draw the line for workers to stay away from the workplace after traveling

    Unemployment Insurance Benefits Guide (Impact Maker)

    Health, Wellness and Leave Benefits Help Employees with Coronavirus  (Society for Human Resource Management) Ensure employees are using their health, wellness, and leave benefits to stay healthy or recover, and be aware that benefit programs may need tweaked if widespread illness becomes common.

    Return to Work Planning  - Creative Business Resources

    Returning to Work? Vital Tips and Tactics - Asae Business Solutions


    Dollar Days - Bulk Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) & Masks


    Communication Resources

    Crisis and Emergency Risk Communication (CDC)  Plans, resources, and tools for communicating before, during, and after a public health crisis

    Keeping Staff Connected  (NPR) 

    Coronavirus Communications Triage Kit (The Communications Network) 

    Coronavirus Topical Guide - To help with coverage of the new coronavirus disease, called COVID-19, The Associated Press has prepared a guide based on the AP Stylebook and common usage in AP stories.

    BrightGuest Webinar Recording   - how nonprofits can use text messaging during this time to cut through the noise and connect with their audience to drive donations, awareness, engagement.

    Fundraising Resources

    Bloomerang Resource Page - crisis fundraising advice, articles, opinions, webinars, videos and resources

    Association of Fundraising Professionals (AFP Connect) - Open forum for exchanging ideas; available to AFP Members Only 

    50 Tips for Online Fundraising (SignUpGenius)

    Arizona Gives Day 2020 - statewide day of online giving on, nonprofit registration open until March 27, free social media graphics/toolkit, Arizona Gives Day is April 7

    Virtuous CRM Spring Webinar Series - free, including upcoming webinar March 25 Fundraising Amidst the Corona Crisis: Social Distancing, Market Crashes and Uncertainty.

    The Arizona Developmental Disabilities Planning Council is proud to announce two new opportunities for funding pertaining to (1) Building a Self Advocacy Coalition and (2)  Conferences and Training.

    Benevity Matching Donations on Community Investment Portal -  Click Arizona to find a list of all Arizona-based nonprofit organizations in their system

    Canva's Funding Summary for Coronavirus  Which funders are supporting the response to coronavirus and where is that funding going?

    Best Practices for Capitalizing on Online Giving (Blackbaud)

    Principles of Fundraising: The Coronavirus and Philanthropy (CCS Fundraising)

    BrightGuest Webinar Recording  - how nonprofits can use text messaging during this time to cut through the noise and connect with their audience to drive donations, awareness, engagement.


    Event Management Resources

    "Can You Cancel a Contract Due to Coronavirus (COVID-19)" - Concord Law School, discussing legal considerations around the COVID-19 outbreak and how one can approach legally binding contracts. 

    COVID-19: What Event Professionals Need To Know (Professional Convention Management Association)  Make informed decisions regarding meetings and events and communicate appropriately with meeting vendors, attendees, and stakeholders

    COVID-19: Is Your Event Covered? (Professional Convention Management Association) Facts, travel restrictions, webinars and more

    Key Planning Recommendations for Mass Gatherings in the Context of the Current COVID-19 Outbreak (WHO)

    Coronavirus: What You Need to Know About Cancelling an Event and Liability Risks (EventMB)

    Virtual Training Options  (Association for Talent Development) 

    Technology Resources

    Virtual Meeting Services Guide  - The Boise Metro Chamber of Commerce has complied a comprehensive spread sheet that compares features to help you quickly decide which company is the best fit for your purposes.

    BrightGuest Webinar Recording  - how nonprofits can use text messaging during this time to cut through the noise and connect with their audience to drive donations, awareness, engagement.

    Pivoting to Remote Work — COVID-19 Response Course Track for Nonprofits - To continue serving your community during the COVID-19 pandemic, you may find the need to quickly transition to remote work. To help you, TechSoup created a free track of courses to provide information and tools as you make this transition.

    Virtuous CRM Spring Webinar Series  - free, including upcoming webinar March 25 Fundraising Amidst the Corona Crisis: Social Distancing, Market Crashes and Uncertainty

    How to Create an Effective Teleworking Program (Society for Human Resource Management)

    How to Plan and Execute a Virtual Conference (Community Brands)

    Considerations for a Remote Work Policy  (Society for Human Resource Management)

    Coronavirus Impact: Google Hangouts Meet, Microsoft Teams, Cisco Webex Made Free to Encourage Work From Home  (Gadgets 360)  Several companies temporarily offering communications tools and platforms for free

    Coronavirus Disruptions: An Offer of Support to Communities and Customers (GoToMeeting, LogMeIn) Offering online communications tools 

    Cox Communications: Connect2Compete (C2C)  - discounted internet services for families who need in-home learning access

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