Nonprofit Sector

Essential Social Services Are Struggling to Survive the COVID-19 Crisis

June 3, 2020

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:

  1. Long-term financial survival.
  2. Workforce availability.
  3. 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.

Read the full blog post.

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


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