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Friday, 20 March 2020 11:48

COVID-19: What UNA is Doing

Come Together: How Utah Nonprofits Association (UNA) is responding to the Covid-19 Virus

The Covid-19 pandemic places our communities in difficult and unmapped terrain.  Each nonprofit in our state supports the well-being of our communities in a multitude of ways.  From providing meals to families when buildings close to finding innovative ways to connect with each other, our nonprofits are creative, driven, and ultimately committed to the health of our communities throughout Utah. 

The challenge of being in and a part of our community while we shelter in place creates new challenges for us individually and organizationally. As we consider our response, one truth remains in the forefront of our thoughts: we are stronger together and therefore we must come together. We have taken the following actions to advocate for and support nonprofits in Utah. We work daily to be flexible and move with the times -- even on those days when the ground shakes beneath our feet.

Connecting with Executive Directors and CEO's - 1 April, 2020

We have created an exclusive resource for nonprofit leaders to connect and collaborate.  The Nonprofit Leaders in Utah group is open to all Executive Directors and CEO's of UNA nonprofit member organizations.  

To join this exclusive group:

Survey of Utah Nonprofits conducted March 13 – March 16, 2020 Synopsis: 20 March 2020 

Thank YouThank you to everyone who completed our first survey regarding the impact of the COVID-19 virus pandemic on your organization from Friday March 13, 2020 to Monday March 16, 2020. In just over 72 hours we received 301 responses!

As promised we are sharing what we learned from your feedback.

Our survey offered a place for nonprofits to provide insights and information, ask questions, and provide comments about the impact of the pandemic.  Nonprofits shared 594 comments about their needs for help with staffing, fundraising, crisis communication, remote working, managing events, and so much more. You can review the responses by clicking on the Survey Synopsis. Please email Brandy Strand if you have more questions.  

Please be on the lookout for a followup survey. As the pandemic changes, so too will our story.

We have created a Covid-19 Resources for Nonprofits Section on our website.

pdfSurvey Synopsis

What is the Impact of COVD-19 on Utah Nonprofits?: 18 March 2020 


Utah Nonprofits Association issued a press release on Tuesday, March 17, 2020 summarizing the results of its recent survey of nonprofits on the impact of COVD-19 on their organizations.

The survey collected 301 responses from nonprofits from the period Friday, March 13 to Monday, March 16. The survey found that the shock of COVID-19 and its reverberation through the financial markets has weakened the financial foundation of even the most prudent and prepared organizations. The loss of any nonprofit’s ability to complete its mission will exacerbate the impact of COVID-19 on the health and safety of Utah communities. Read the complete press release here.

UNA Press Release - Impact of COVID-19 on Nonprofits

Coronavirus (Covid-19): Several Ounces of Prevention: 12 March 2020 


Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is an infectious disease that causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. The World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak a pandemic. 

We encourage you to (calmly) adopt common sense measures to mitigate the spread of the virus. In absence of a cure, several ounces of prevention will go a long way to protect our teams, our families, and our stakeholders. 

Strategies in Response to the Virus 
The virus spreads by person to person contact. Limiting contact by tele-commuting or hosting on-line meetings will slow the progression of the virus. These resources may help you decide if these strategies will work for you.  (We think that they can. We have substituted video conferencing for in-person meetings and training sessions and have been working from home on Fridays for several months.)   

Kate Rubalcava, UNA CEO, and Rob Harter, UNA Board Chair, shared the UNA response to the virus. Among the items they listed in an email to our stakeholders, they identified ways to prevent the spread of disease, ideas for employers to adopt to protect the health of their teams, and the importance of not conflating the disease with a population or nationality. 

The National Council of Nonprofits offers insights, resources, and practice pointers for planning your response to the virus. 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) outlines ways to protect our communities from Covid-19.  

The State of Utah provides information on their work to limit the spread of the novel coronavirus and a hotline to call if you’re concerned that you may have the virus.  

Covid-19 (Novel Coronavirus) is an infectious disease that causes respiratory illness (like the flu) with symptoms such as a cough, fever and in more severe cases, pneumonia. The World Health Organization recently declared the outbreak a pandemic. 

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