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Return to Workplace Pulse Survey

As more people receive the COVID-19 vaccine, many organizations that transitioned to virtual and in-home workspaces are beginning to return their daily operations to physical workplaces. We would like to hear from you about your organization’s plans to safely return your people to your physical workplaces as well. Please take a moment and complete this Return to Workplace Pulse Survey and share where your organization is in the return process, key challenges of your work from home strategy and other workforce considerations.

The Return to Workplace Pulse Survey is now closed. Please stay tuned for the survey results, which will be shared in June 2021.


Alert: A special Paycheck Protection Program application window opens. Nonprofits with fewer than 20 employees are eligible to apply.

From Wednesday, February 24, through Tuesday, March 9, the Small Business Administration and Paycheck Protection Program lenders will process loan applications ONLY from nonprofits and for-profit businesses with fewer than 20 employees. The opening is meant to provide equitable relief by “targeting the PPP to the smallest businesses and those that have been left behind in previous relief efforts.” It also helps to ensure that lenders give smaller employers the attention they need to work their way through the application process.

View this webinar from CalNonprofits for more: Paycheck Protection Program 2.0: Eligibility and Application (recorded January 22, 2021)


The start of Phase Two is based on the Department of Health’s (DOH) evaluation of certain gated criteria. These are consistent with criteria recommended by the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and DOH’s determination that the District has met applicable metrics that enable us to reduce certain restrictions on businesses, government operations, services, and activities. In general, the move from Phase One to Phase Two means that we have moved from substantial, controlled transmission where significant mitigation steps were warranted, to minimal to moderate community transmission, where moderate mitigation steps are warranted. See more details.

Note: Nonprofit HR is sharing this message direct from the District of Columbia AlertDC system to inform area employers and the workforce. Click here for more information on coronavirus testing and other information regarding the pandemic.

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Washington, D.C. Social Impact Leaders Invited to Provide Insights in Midst of City’s Reopening Effort. See news release now!

Download Latest Survey Results! 

800+ Organizations Responded to Coronavirus Response Pulse Survey – Download new infographic now!

The results from Nonprofit HR’s Coronavirus Response Pulse Survey are in and here’s a quick snapshot!

69% of respondents to a recent COVID-19 Pulse Response survey say they can accommodate work from home (WFH) for all or staff. Similarly, 69% indicated that their organizations are considering longer-term WFH policies beyond the pandemic.

There’s plenty more to see! Download a new infographic for a comprehensive overview of the results. 


To flatten the curve, the District of Columbia Government is offering free, appointment-required testing for residents experiencing coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms. The District has testing sites located at United Medical Center (UMC) and the University of District of Columbia-Community College (UDC-CC) Bertie Backus Campus. To schedule an appointment, call the District’s Testing Hotline at 1-855-363-0333.

Nonprofit HR is sharing this message direct from the District of Columbia AlertDC system to inform area employers and the workforce. Click here for more information on coronavirus testing and other information regarding the pandemic.



From addressing employee stress to adapting in-person practices in to virtual solutions, this webinar series delivers superior professional development at the click of a button! On each weekly webinar, Nonprofit HR staff and external consultants provide valuable insights on crucial topics to enhance the expertise and responsiveness of social impact leaders and their staff. These webinars were recorded and archived for convenient on-demand access and we are happy to share them with you! Please refer to the list below, access the full library of video presentations, and watch the ones that appeal to you. Don’t forget to register for the next virtual town hall

Access video recordings, slides and several bonus resources now, and register for the next Town Hall – get started now! 


COVID-19 News & Resources Your Organization Can Use!  

What Will Reopening Workplaces Look Like?
Not only will organizations need to consider measures to ensure the health and safety of their returning workforces—phased-in returns to the workplace and physical distancing, for instance—they also may encounter greater employee demand for flexible hours, remote-work arrangements and generous paid sick leave as part of the new normal. Access this new SHRM article

Reopening On-Site Operations Soon? Here’s a Preliminary Guide for Employers!

This guide, published by Morgan, Lewis highlights key considerations employers should begin analyzing regarding how to reopen or expand operations, and offers practical implementation steps they can take. Access it now. 

Mental Health Awareness in the Workplace Resources

  1. Columbia Suicide Severity Rating Scale
  2. Grief vs Depression Checklist
  3. Chronic Stress & Resilience Building Pandemic Exercise
  4. (Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration)
  6. Simple Strategies for Coping with the Corona Virus Pandemic
  7. Help Center at American Psychological Association

Have You Asked Your Staff How They’re Feeling during COVID-19?
Access a new template survey

CDC: Mental Health and Coping with COVID-19:

Nonprofit HR Resource: Ensure Your Organization is Recession-ready

Families First Coronavirus Response Act – Nonprofit HR

Access more Coronavirus-resources below!

Nonprofit HR has received many questions from social impact organizations and has decided to share our responses with the public. Visit this page daily to see new questions and answers your peers are asking.

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Question: If my nonprofit makes an employment offer while staff are temporarily in a remote work environment, should the offer letter explicitly state that this arrangement is only temporary and that they are regularly expected to work onsite?

Nonprofit HR’s Response: Expectations should be clear when making any employment offer.  In this instance, during the…

Read the full response.

See other Talent Management Questions & Answers in the series!