Preparation and Response Resources to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Wisconsin Nonprofits

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Posted March 15, 2020; updated March 31, 2020

by Ben Hastil

Preparation and Response Resources to Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) for Wisconsin Nonprofits

As you may already know, Governor Evers declared a public health emergency this past Thursday (3/12) to allow the Wisconsin Department of Health Services to use all the resources necessary to respond to and contain novel coronavirus (COVID-19) in Wisconsin.

We know that our nonprofits will also be on the front lines of supporting our communities through the challenges caused by COVID-19, and we hope the following resources are helpful as we all take steps to be prepared.

Nonprofit Preparation and Response Resources

Latest Information on COVID-19 (Wisconsin DHS)
Important information, recommendations, and guidance from the Wisconsin Department of Health Services on COVID-19.

Nonprofits and Coronavirus, COVID-19 (National Council of Nonprofits)
Steps to take and additional resources for nonprofits in response to COVID-19.

COVID-19: Five Things to Know and Do (Nonprofit Risk Management Center)
Tips and resources for nonprofits for crisis preparedness for COVID-19.

Resources for Businesses and Employers (CDC)
Resources for Community- and Faith-Based Leaders (CDC)
Resources for Homeless Shelters (CDC)
Guidance for K-12 Schools and Childcare Programs (CDC)
Comprehensive interim guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to “Plan, Prepare, and Respond to coronavirus disease 2019.”

COVID-19 (Coronavirus) Resources (Alliance of Arizona Nonprofits)
Coronavirus Response Resources for Nonprofits (Washington Nonprofits)
COVID-19: Planning guidance (Georgia Center for Nonprofits)
COVID-19 Resource Document (Urban Economic Development Association of Wisconsin)
Additional resources for nonprofits in relation to COVID-19, covering communication, protecting employees, event management and fundraising alternatives, technology (such as remote working tools and policies), emergency funds, and more.

In addition, we have updated our Events Calendar with many relevant online events that can safely be attended remotely.

We hope these resources are useful to you, and please don’t hesitate to reach out to us if we can provide any additional help during this time.


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