Impacts of COVID-19 on the Non-Profit Sector in Los Angeles County
Moreover, a different survey conducted by CalNonprofits revealed that 83 percent of non-profits across Los Angeles County were suffering financially while simultaneously, 50 percent of non-profits reported an increase in demand for their services, amidst these revenue losses, as shown in Figure 14-2. With a strain in capacity and resources, disruption to operations and the economic stress from the pandemic are an additional layer to existing crises from systemic racism. A two month survey conducted by La Piana in March, revealed that 90 percent of non-profits nationally, have lost revenue, which is not surprising given the importance of in-person fundraising for nonprofit budgets. Due to the limitations on large public gatherings many of these in-person fundraisers were cancelled. To mitigate damaging cost saving measures like layoffs, reductions in hours and salaries, some non-profits are considering partnerships, such as merging with other non-profits, as a method to stay afloat during this pandemic.
Los Angeles County must strengthen the nonprofit sector as a key part of civil society in the recovery.
83 percent of non-profits across Los Angeles County were suffering financially while simultaneously, 50 percent of non-profits reported an increase in demand for their services
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Across Los Angeles County, 42 percent of non-profits surveyed had enacted a hiring freeze, while 29 percent eliminated staff raises, and 20 percent conducted layoffs
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A two month survey conducted by La Piana in March, revealed that 90 percent of non-profits nationally have lost revenue.
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9 Non-Profit Sector Policy Recommendations
The report puts forward 9 recommendations for policy and practical action.