As we mark a yr of life in lockdown, Individuals replicate on the devastating toll of COVID-19: a yr of losses, closures and anxiousness. But when you recognize the place to look, it has additionally been a yr of innovation, ingenuity and resilience. Within the Bay Space and throughout the nation, nonprofits and group organizations have stepped up like by no means earlier than, plugging the holes in our lives created by the pandemic. Now, with the top in sight, it is time to verify they too are in a position to climate the storm and emerge stronger than ever in a post-COVID-19 world.
The nonprofit sector was removed from immune from the devastating financial results of the pandemic. Organizations have been hit onerous, shedding the flexibility to generate earned earnings; unable to host annual fundraising occasions; and disadvantaged of presidency funding as states and municipalities turned to extra urgent points. Because of this, the revenues of nonprofit organizations have taken a dive, forcing large layoffs of workers and deep cuts to applications and providers.