Understanding the Challenges
In March, United Way of Rhode Island circulated a survey to R.I. nonprofit administrators asking about the current and anticipated effects of COVID-19 on their programs, services, and operations. Here’s what they said.
To better understand how COVID-19 is impacting Rhode Island nonprofits, United Way circulated a follow-up survey in April and May, asking nonprofit leaders to share the challenges their organizations have experienced due to the pandemic. Here are some key themes.
122 nonprofit leaders completed the follow-up survey. Approximately 71% head organizations located in Providence County, followed by 15% in Kent County and 8% in Washington County.
Approximately 75% of respondents reported that they had less than six months of operating expenses, including 8% with one month or less.
88% of respondents indicated that they have added or expect to add new services or projects to focus on COVID-19 response.
Roughly 91% of respondents reported that they have experienced or expect to experience a halt or delay in services.
Approximately 77% of respondents indicated that they have experienced or expect to experience a decrease in earned revenue, such as fee for service contracts.
Roughly 77% of respondents also indicated that they have experienced or expect to experience a decrease in contributed revenue, such as foundation grants and individual donations.
Approximately 73% of respondents reported that they have experienced or expect to experience reduced staff/volunteer capacity.
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