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COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact Report: A Guide for Providing Philanthropic and Skilled Volunteer Support

COVID-19 Nonprofit Impact Report: A Guide for Providing Philanthropic and Skilled Volunteer Support

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.

We know how dynamic this current crisis is, and how much this information will change as we move from month to month. We are planning to keep this report updated with those changes, and encourage you to share your own stories and experiences to help us make this an ongoing, actionable tool for the sector.

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