The needs of small nonprofits trying to recover from the pandemic are vast and varied. While many nonprofits have connections and resources that help them tap into government and philanthropic aid programs, significant barriers exist that prevent many others from accessing those same programs.
As part of its effort to promote an equitable economic recovery, the Washington State Department of Commerce established the Small Business Resiliency Network last April. The network’s trusted community organizations provide culturally appropriate outreach, translation, assistance and education to ensure nonprofits and business owners can find the information they need from people they trust.
It has now grown to 31 organizations serving communities in nearly 40 languages.