Central Iowa COVID-19 Nonprofit Legislative "Ask Line"

Apr. 10, 2020 null

We are pleased to announce the launch of a COVID-19 Nonprofit Legislative “Ask Line,” provided through the partnership of Bravo Greater Des Moines, the Community Foundation of Greater Des Moines, Mid-Iowa Health Foundation, Polk County Housing Trust Fund, and United Way of Central Iowa.

The "Ask Line" offers a complimentary opportunity for local nonprofits to connect one-on-one virtually with Dustin Miller, an attorney with Nymaster Goode, on Thursday afternoons for 30 minutes. Dustin has spent considerable time researching the CARES Act and will provide technical assistance to local nonprofits as they have specific questions regarding the benefits of legislative programs for their organization. In addition, Dustin is well versed in both federal and state actions and will continue to research nuances of COVID-19 related legislation and support opportunities that can be leveraged by the nonprofit community in Central Iowa.   

Please keep in mind, Dustin is not providing legal or tax advice. If during his consultation he believes your organization could benefit from additional support, he will refer you to your own legal and/or tax council. 

We will do our best to accommodate as many requests for one-on-one conversation times as we can in the coming weeks. We will continue to evaluate the needs of our nonprofit community and work with Dustin to meet the demand when possible. One-on-one sessions will be conducted virtually (phone, video-conference) and may include email follow-up if needed. They will be scheduled for 30 minutes and will be available beginning on Thursday afternoons for the immediate term.   

If you would like to schedule a time with Dustin, please click here to submit your request.   

We ask that requests be submitted no later than the end of the day Monday during the week you are requesting to be scheduled. We would like to have questions/needs submitted in advance of your meeting with Dustin so he has time to research if needed. Once we receive your request, Lynette Kingery from United Way will be in touch to schedule a time for you to meet with Dustin. You are also invited to contact Lynette Kingery with any questions at 515.246.6513 or lynette.kingery@unitedwaydm.org. Any 501(c)(3) serving the Greater Des Moines community is able to request a time.

We hope this extension of support will be valuable to you and your organization during this challenging and evolving time.