Nonprofit Resources

Resources for Nonprofit Organizations 

In this time of crisis, nonprofits are quite challenged due to cancelled programs and events, loss of income and trying to make plans during uncertain times.  We believe that the work that our nonprofits do is critical to our community and we need these agencies now more than ever. BCF is committed to support them during these challenging times.  

Below is a list of resources that we hope will be helpful to all of our nonprofit partners.  We will continue to update this list over the next few months.  If you are aware of a resource, please send information to


Resources For All Nonprofits


Resources For Arts & Cultural Organizations





Paycheck Protection Program Loan Forgiveness

PPP Loan Forgiveness Application and Instructions

Interim Treasury Regulations for PPP Loan Forgiveness

Interim SBA Regulations for PPP Loan Forgiveness


Focus on the Basics - Recorded Event


CORONAVIRUS Health & Safety Resources for SW MI Businesses & Nonprofits 

To view the document click here: Health and Safety Resource Document


Essential Questions for Foundation Boards in a Time of Crisis

To learn more click here: Essential Questions - Practical, Provocative Food For Thought for Nonprofits

“Navigating the New Families First Coronavirus Response Act” by Shirley Wang, J.D., and Hannibal P. Odisho, J.D., to understand in detail the impact that the Families First Coronavirus Response Act has on employment at your nonprofit.

With cancelled fundraising events,  “Communicating with Donors During a Maelstrom: Practical Wisdom on When, What, Who, How, and How Often” by Cheryl A. Clarke and Karen Topakian provides a checklist to help you stay connected with donors.

And with the lockdown by government order, “Make the Move! Tips for Migrating Your In-Person Event Online” by Susan Tomlinson Schmidt, CNP, explores how to successfully navigate the new medium of online training.

Practical content as the nonprofit sector continues to operate in new circumstances. “Audit on the Horizon? There’s a Silver Lining! Here’s What Nonprofits Need to Know” by Suja Amir, MPA prepares you with a primer on audits.

 “Ask Rita: Interns Who Lose Their Academic Connections with Their Nonprofit—Are They Really Interns?” by Mike Bishop discusses a situation a nonprofit experienced and how to address it.

 “Against the Current: Mando Rayo” interviewed by Robert Egger spotlights the importance of ingenuity and community.


Engaging Your Board as You Navigate COVID-19

To learn more click here: Board Engagement


Partnership in a Time of Pandemic: The CEO and The Board

To learn more click here: Partnership


What Every Nonprofit CEO Needs to Do to Lead Their Organization Successfully Through the Coronavirus Pandemic

To learn more click here: Lead Your Organization


Charity is off the charts amid the coronavirus. Is that a sign of America’s strength or weakness?

To learn more click here: Strength or Weakness


Independent Sector Advocacy Work During COVID-19

To learn more click here: Advocacy Work


Nonprofit Quarterly - Responding to COVID-19

RESPONDING TO COVID-19, A Special Series from NPQ

May 7, 2020 at 3:00 EST

Financial Leadership: Making Good Decisions in Unprecedented Times

For more info click here: Responding to COVID Webinar 


10 Tips for Staying Human on Video Call

 For more info click here: Staying Human


"Save our Stages Act"

For more info click here: APAP Announcement






Association of Performing Arts Professionals - Building Arts Audiences 

  • Information for small and mid-sized presenters
  • 9 Effective Practices for Building Arts Audiences

To visit the website go here: Building Audiences 


How Nonprofits are Pivoting to Virtual Fundraising in the face of COVID-19 

To read the article click here: Virtual Fundraising


International Survey On The Impacts of COVID-19 On Performing Arts International Mobility

To read the article click here: International Survey On The Impacts of COVID-19 On Performing Arts International Mobility


Regional Arts Resilience Fund

Arts Midwest Home Page and Fund Info


Six Ways COVID-19 Is Impacting Cultural Entities

To learn more click here: Data Round-Up


7 Tips for Delivering Virtual Experiences

To learn more click here: 7 Tips and a Bonus


Report: Most Art Lovers Will Return to Live Shows with COVID-19 Vaccine

To learn more click here: Returning to "Normal"


Arts Reach - The Association Of Arts Management, Marketing & Development Professionals

To learn more click here: Arts Reach


Creative Economies and Economic Recovery

Case Studies of Arts-Led Recovery and Resilience - Click Here


Arts Midwest’s Grow, Invest, Gather (GIG) Fund Grant 

Deadline May 3, 2021. Apply here.


COVID-19 Impact Report on Live Events Industry

View the January 2021 report here.


Webinar: 2021 COVID-19 Relief for Arts Organizations

View the recorded webinar here.