New research shows that the $600 Federal Unemployment Insurance subsidy did not discouraging workers from returning to work. Now it’s time for nonprofits to show leadership and work to help these families still affected by job loss during COVID.
Author Archives: David Kaplan
Reinventing Your Fundraising Approach – A Pivot Towards Peer-To-Peer
In this environment where social distancing and quarantine have become the norm, Peer-to-Peer fundraising provides an incredibly powerful way to build a sustainable fundraising program by leveraging your supporters’ influence. From events to campaigns, and everything in between, if your organization is not yet investing heavily in building this capacity, you should start right away.
Don’t Wait: Development Audits In The Age Of COVID
As you prepare for an uncertain 2021, you need to decide what’s working, what isn’t, and where can you or should you shift your focus to continue to meet your mission? That’s where an independent Development Department Audit comes in.
When COVID Forces You To Go Virtual, Storytelling Becomes Critical
As we head into year-end giving, organizations face a daunting task. Many programs have been put on hiatus or changed dramatically to meet the new normal. Now, more than ever, storytelling is key to your organization’s ability to thrive.
Excited To Announce The Launch Of Kaplan Strategic Partnerships
Today, I’m excited to announce the formal launch of Kaplan Strategic Partnerships. My purpose is to help you succeed, and see your organization’s mission realized.
Fundraising In The New COVID “Normal”
Our biggest challenge to fundraising during COVID is not losing our way while we try and adapt to the change. So here are my four tips as you navigate the COVID landscape of fundraising.
This is not intended as a political post – while it may come off that way. This is intended as a follow up to my Op Ed in the Star Tribune, to continue the conversation about unemployment in the age of COVID.
The Star Tribune Is Publishing My Op-Ed
I’m proud to say that the Star Tribune featured my Op Ed regarding my experience being unemployed during COVID – and the inhumanity of the attack on the $600 supplemental UI so many individuals and families rely on.
Pulling Back The Curtain On COVID Unemployment
It’s been a terrible 121 days – quarantining, social distancing, unable to really see friends and my family out east. What it has not been is a “paid vacation” to stay home. As we come to the end of the $600 Federal subsidy to Unemployment Insurance, I find myself filled with fear, turmoil, and frankly – anger.
On Parenting, COVID-19, And “Opening” The State
I found myself thinking this morning, after reading a Tweet from a journalist-friend, about my frustration with the lack of clarity as to how we all move forward.