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United Way and Human Service Chamber of Franklin County release report on COVID-19 impact on local nonprofits

March 26th, 2020


Significant disruptions have already been felt in operations and revenue throughout the nonprofit sector. Understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic affects the operations of local human service nonprofits is an important step in determining where support is needed most. United Way of Central Ohio and Human Service Chamber of Franklin County have partnered to quickly survey the local nonprofit community. The results of our first survey are included in this report.

Download the report here: COVID-Nonprofit-Survey_March2020j

Future surveys will be conducted to track how needs may change and expand. Results will be shared with public officials, stakeholders, donors and other decision-makers to provide important data as community responses are developed and implemented.

Survey results show that many local nonprofits are already experiencing significant disruption because of COVID-19. Lost revenue from canceled fundraising events and fee-for-service operations are among the factors that have led to initial reductions in staff—and more reductions are anticipated.

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