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United Way, Human Service Chamber of Franklin County and Illuminology Release Second Report on COVID-19 Impact on Local Nonprofits

April 14th, 2020

Significant disruptions continue to affect 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 now partnered with market research firm Illuminology to continue surveying the local nonprofit community.

The results of our second survey are included in this report and capture the work of 89 nonprofit organizations that together offer nearly 1,000 programs in central Ohio.

Download the second report here: COVID-Nonprofit-Survey_April 2020.FINAL_0414

Within the first month of the COVID-19 pandemic, only 20% of nonprofit programs are operating as they did before the crisis. Many local nonprofits have eliminated a significant part of their workforce due to COVID-19. Lost revenue from canceled fundraising events is estimated to be over $8 million, among other revenue impacts. Results like these will be shared with public officials, stakeholders, donors and other decision-makers to provide important data about the safety net for vulnerable people as it continues to suffer significant setbacks. Additional surveys are planned to track how needs may change and expand.




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