Impacts of COVID-19 on the Nonprofit Sector: An Economic & Community Update

Friday, May 08, 10:00 AM - Friday, May 08, 2020, 11:00 AM
Friday, May 08, 2020, 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Fee: Free

Nonprofit organizations play a crucial role in protecting public health and community wellbeing. The novel coronavirus continues to impact nearly every facet of the world, including Minnesota’s nonprofit organizations. From increased demands for services, to creative augmentation of programming, to financial implications and business operations – many nonprofits are tasked with management challenges not yet seen. 

Join us for a live, 60-75 minute exploration of the latest research and anecdotes on the economic and community impacts of COVID-19 on Minnesota’s nonprofit sector. 

During this virtual briefing, you will learn more about:

  • organizational and economic impacts on Minnesota nonprofits, from an impact survey conducted in partnership by MCN and Minneapolis Federal Reserve (Kari Aanestad, director of advancement for MCN);
  • nonprofit applicant experience and next steps on forgivable Payroll Projection SBA loans (Kate Barr, president and CEO of propel nonprofits);
  • current status of disaster funding by Minnesota foundations (Susie Brown, president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations); and 
  • recovery and equity implications and opportunities for Minnesota communities (Terri Thao, program director of Nexus Community Partners).

Event Details

The call will be held on Zoom. You will need a computer and a phone as a back-up audio method.  
Register for the call on Zoom.

The session will be recorded. A link to the recording will be made available on MCN's website after the event has concluded.  

This event will have Closed Captions.

MCN strives to ensure that this opportunity is accessible to all individuals. If you have accommodation requests, such as language interpreters or other accessibility requirements, please email by the preceding Thursday. Although we will attempt to meet all accessibility requests, late requests may not be fulfilled.  

Speaker Information

Kari AanestadKari Aanestad is the director of advancement for the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits (MCN). In this role, Kari advances the mission and work of MCN and Minnesota’s nonprofit sector through strategic visioning, fundraising, relationship development, sector research, and education. As a member of MCN’s leadership team, Kari provides strategic direction and input on the organization’s trajectory, evolution, opportunities, and partnerships.  

KateBarrKate Barr is the president and CEO of Propel Nonprofits, which fuels the impact and effectiveness of nonprofits with guidance, expertise, and capital. Kate brings decades of nonprofit finance and strategy experience to her role, having most recently served as executive director of Nonprofits Assistance Fund. 

Susie BrownSusie Brown is the president of the Minnesota Council on Foundations, a state association of grantmaking foundations that seeks to connect, mobilize, and strengthen its members. Susie has spent her career in the nonprofit sector, with public policy and executive director leadership roles at The Family Partnership, Child Care Works, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, and the Hennepin County Bar Association.

TerriThaoTerri Thao is the program director at Nexus Community Partners, a non-profit community building intermediary where she runs the Boards and Commissions Leadership Institute (BCLI). Terri is an active community volunteer, serving on the boards of the Asian Economic Development Association, East Side Neighborhood Development Company, the F.R. Bigelow Foundation, MN Housing, the St. Paul Planning Commission, and Voices for Racial Justice. She obtained her bachelors and masters degrees from the University of Minnesota. When she does have free time, she can be found running around town with her family or with her nose stuck in a book.

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