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    In the Time of Coronavirus: What is the risk to nonprofits nationwide?

    by Jeff Williams

    How many charitable, 501(c)(3) nonprofits have two or more months of cash on hand to cover normal, average monthly expenses?

    In our first two posts in this five-part series, we focused on risks facing nonprofits and likely cash on hand. While that data …

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    Capacity Building for Resilience Part 2: Adapting to a VUCA Environment

    by Tamela Spicer

    I had a strange experience around week nine of the stay-at-home order here in Michigan. Things felt normal.

    I had finished a productive week of work, finding new ways to effectively serve nonprofit organizations through training and consulting online. I enjoyed some time outside …

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