COVID 19 has brought many of us to our knees. It has closed ministries, non-profits and has hurt their ability to function at a time when they are most needed.
Yet at the same time, we believe that as a nation, we may be on the cusp of the greatest evangelistic moment in our lives that will lead to the greatest growth of the church. Just like after September 11, 2001, once this crisis is over, people’s desire to return to church will be greater than ever before.
In the interim, how will churches, Christian schools, and nonprofits stay afloat until June? How will they be able to pay their staff? Some churches and nonprofits have already laid off staff, so what do they do now? The President signed into law the “CARES Act” and to our great surprise, it helps. While we have not looked at every part of the Act, we have found the following key areas for you to understand:
Average FTEs per month in 2020 from February 15, 2020-June 30, 2020 / (divided by)
Average FTEs per month in 2019 from February 15, 2019-June 30, 2019
What if this loan amount is not enough for your organization? As you look at the list above, normal operating expenses like marketing, admin, travel, etc. are not included in the CARES bill. The Federal Reserve and Small Business Administration have been fully funded during the past few weeks with additional dollars to assist smaller organizations. Here is the link to apply for additional dollars to assist your organization during this time. Unemployment extended for laid-off staff: If your church or non-profit has laid-off staff, these former workers have expanded unemployment. Please encourage laid-off staff to file for unemployment immediately as the timing of their first unemployment payment is based on their date of filing unemployment.
The attorneys of Dalton & Tomich, PLC have the experience and the knowledge to work with you to develop a legal solution that helps accomplish your goals. Our collaborative approach has helped leaders like you grow businesses and banks, develop and expand churches, and build nonprofit organizations nationwide.
In my role as Administrative Bishop for the Church of God, quite often we are faced with issues that involve local governments and municipalities. Many of these issues that arise in dealing with entities are land use related. I have found Dalton & Tomich’s experience and expertise in this area to be a valuable resource and asset in every situation.
Never one time during a year-long litigation process did Dalton & Tomich demonstrate anything other than Christ-like professionalism. They managed the legal details, while we continued to do church. How they managed themselves, managed our case, and represented our church set the table for me and our church to be where we are today.
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