OUR RESPONSE TO COVID-19
PUBLISHED MARCH 16, 2020
Like many of you, we have been forced this week to critically consider how Michigan Community Resources can continue to best serve our clients and our own staff team due to concerns surrounding COVID-19.
Now more than ever, we recognize the need to provide trusted guidance to nonprofit organizations searching for sound information and experts to turn to during a confusing time. Still, we must adhere to the advice of our government and healthcare professionals in order to protect those most vulnerable to the spread of this disease.
Michigan Community Resources will be responding to the COVID-19 outbreak in the following ways:
- Out of an abundance of caution, we will be postponing all public events and meetings for the months of March and April.
Rescheduled dates for planned events will be announced.
- During this time, we will be closing our office and transitioning to a remote work environment. As much as possible, we will make ourselves available to our clients and partners virtually and by phone.
Please look out for further instructions on our plans for pivots in specific program areas. We appreciate your patience as we make these plans.
- We will continue to offer trusted guidance for nonprofit organizations as the COVID-19 situation in Michigan unfolds.
We are working with our pro bono partners to share timely, practical advice through Legal Alerts in order to lead nonprofits to sound action in response to this unprecedented situation.
- We will leverage our organizational privilege and lean on strategic partnerships to encourage collective action.
We are working with our intermediary partners—including Co.act Detroit, Community Development Advocates of Detroit (CDAD), Michigan Nonprofit Association (MNA), and NEW: Solutions for Nonprofits—to act collectively in order to ensure the nonprofit community in our state has its needs fully met. We will have updates to share on the ways you can plug into these efforts soon.