It has been three years since the world went into lockdown as a result of the coronavirus pandemic, and nonprofit organizations are facing new challenges and crafting new responses.
- The nonprofit sector, like most other industry segments, has embraced remote work.
- Video conference calls with co-workers and clients, once the exception, are now commonplace because of office closures and the shuttering of direct service centers during the pandemic.
- In 2022, Americans gave an astounding $499 billion to charity with individuals contributing $319 billion while foundations gave an estimated $105 billion.
- But, perhaps the most significant change to nonprofit operations during the crisis was the willingness of foundations to provide general operating support and unrestricted funding. In 2022, 8% of dollars were awarded as general operating support, but the figure doubled to 16% after the pandemic crippled the normal operating modalities of most nonprofits.