The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound effect on the nonprofit sector, particularly in Texas. Nonprofit organizations have seen a decrease in individual donations and pay-for-service revenues, as well as a reduction in in-kind donations. To better understand the impact of the pandemic on Texas nonprofits, OneStar and United Ways of Texas conducted a survey between May and June of this year. The survey included data from nearly 670 leaders of nonprofit organizations in the state. The findings and recommendations of the survey are applicable to the nonprofit sector in other solar belt states.
The report, entitled The Impact of COVID-19 on Texas Nonprofits, provides insight into the impact of the pandemic on nonprofit organizations. It also offers suggestions on how policy makers, philanthropy and business leaders can help ensure that Texas nonprofits have the capacity, resources and flexibility to serve their communities now and in the future. Gale & Associates is committed to helping nonprofits reach their full potential through strategic philanthropic solutions. To gain further insight into how North Texas nonprofits are dealing with the pandemic, Gale & Associates conducted a third survey in February. This survey revealed how nonprofits are responding to the pandemic, how they are adapting to changes, and how they anticipate recovering in the future.
Key Takeaways from The Impact of COVID-19 on Texas NonprofitsThe report provides key takeaways for policy makers, philanthropy and business leaders.
- Provide financial support: Policy makers should provide financial support to nonprofits to help them cover costs associated with the pandemic.
- Increase flexibility: Philanthropy and business leaders should increase flexibility when it comes to grant terms and deadlines.
- Invest in training: Investing in training for nonprofit leaders can help them better manage their organizations during this time.
- Support collaboration: Collaboration between nonprofits, policy makers, philanthropy and business leaders can help ensure that nonprofits have the resources they need to serve their communities.