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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Somewhere in all the craziness of the last few months, like many of you, I found my way through the initial disbelief, shock, and hope this would all be short-lived, to the acceptance that it won’t be/shouldn’t be, to the realization of the strain it has taken on my life.
I remember when I got the job. The country was in flux, a new President was being sworn in, and there was fear bubbling to the surface in many corners of the Jewish community as to what this new leadership would mean. Many, including myself, wanted to hope for the best, yet feared the worst – hoping that our concerns would be proven wrong.