In Common Impact’s effort to support and sustain its nonprofit partners during this crisis, we found ourselves spending a lot of time doing a lot of research in a lot of places. We imagine many of you are doing the same.
How varied are the challenges that different types of organizations are facing? What kinds of support do they need – from their volunteers, funders, and corporate partnerships? Is it possible to focus on capacity building at this moment?
We know, of course, that there is no one answer to any of these questions. The impact of COVID-19 varies significantly across regions and more deeply impacts organizations led by and serving communities of color.
Still, there were helpful themes that emerged from our research, including the core challenges different groups are facing, and how funders can target their philanthropic and skilled volunteer support. Here we share those headlines, compiled from nearly 40 different sources and examining nine types of organizations.