FAQs - COVID-19 Unemployment Benefits

Under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act, states can now provide expanded unemployment insurance benefits in multiple scenarios related to COVID-19. We offer answers to your frequently asked questions and dive into how the CARES Act affects unemployment benefits for nonprofits and their workers.

Four Tips for Creating Effective Nonprofit Communications

From their inception, nonprofit organizations have been the nation’s micro-level problem solvers, providing direct social services to marginalized and vulnerable populations impacted by social and economic disparities. With the rise of digital media, nonprofits have extended their influence into the public advocacy arena, using their content to raise awareness of pressing social issues. Here are several tips for nonprofits who want to use their communications tools to create high-quality, compelling content that moves readers to support their mission to transform people and communities.

IRS Issues Auto-Extension for Form 990 Filings

Most nonprofit organizations are required to annually file a Form 990 with the IRS.  The filing is tied to the nonprofit’s fiscal year end and is due on the fifteenth day of the fifth month after the fiscal year ends.  For organizations with calendar fiscal years, the filing deadline is May 15.  For fiscal years ending June 30, the deadline is November 15.  Under normal circumstances, nonprofits may seek a six-month extension for Form 990 filings by filing Form 8868.  This year is not normal, to say the least.