Essential Social Services Are Struggling to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis
Originally published in The Commonwealth Fund , June 1, 2020
Many nonprofit community-based organizations (CBOs) are struggling to survive during the COVID-19 pandemic. To better understand the specific challenges CBOs are facing, NFF, with support from the Commonwealth Fund, surveyed nonprofit leaders across different sectors.
Those surveyed described long-term implications of the challenges of COVID-19. Responses focused on three key themes:
- Long-term financial survival.
- Workforce availability.
- Delivering services to clients.
The blog also discusses how funders and policy makers could help CBOs continue to provide essential services during and beyond the crisis.
Authors: Mekdes Tsega, Program Associate, Delivery System Reform, The Commonwealth Fund; Tanya Shah, Vice President, Delivery System Reform,
The Commonwealth Fund; Kristin Giantris, Managing Director, Advisory Services, Nonprofit Finance Fund