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HealthSpark Foundation invests in promising opportunities to build healthy and thriving communities. More than a grantmaker, we seek to inspire leadership, knowledge, and the entrepreneurial spirit that drives forward progress and social justice for all people.

Through COVID-19, We Can Build Back Better

The COVID-19 pandemic has shaken our communities, our workplaces, and our families. The pandemic is laying bare the historic disinvestment in public health and social safety net systems as well as the stark inequities in our society. As our community continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, we're gathering our partners to begin thinking about how we build back a better safety net than before. This spring, HealthSpark is launching Build Back Better, an effort to understand safety net system experiences during the COVID-19 pandemic, envision a better future for the safety net in light of these experiences, and craft a plan to rebuild our system so it is even stronger in the years to come. Help us Build Back Better.

Featured Resource

In "Tough Times Call for Tough Action: A Decision Framework for Nonprofits and Boards", SeaChange Capital Partners summarizes the advice and best practices they are providing to nonprofits and boards during the COVID-19 pandemic. These difficult times call on nonprofits and boards to prioritize their financial decision-making in order to weather the crisis. SeaChange provides a summary of key decision points, options for nonprofits and boards to consider for both the short and long-term, and insight into the legal and financial implications of certain decisions.

"The sad truth is that, without strong action by individual boards and leaders, COVID-19 threatens to be an extinction-level event for nonprofits," they conclude.

New Opportunity: Free Financial Consulting for Nonprofits

Nonprofits are facing unique financial challenges during the pandemic, but may not have the funds to pay for financial planning services. In partnership with FMA, a national nonprofit finance consulting firm, HealthSpark Foundation is offering three free webinars and up to 3 hours of one-on-one technical assistance with one of their seasoned nonprofit financial planners. Webinar topics include: Understanding Financial Health & Planning Ahead in a Time of Uncertainty, Scenario Building & Contingency Planning, Adapting Your Finance Office in a Virtual World. Click here to learn more and register.

Up to 3 consulting hours are made available to nonprofit organizations serving Montgomery County that attend at least one webinar session. Email info@healthspark.org for more information.

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