2020 Sector Snapshot

Entering 2020 already fragile, community based organizations across Southern California are now confronted with the growing social, economic and public health consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. As unemployment rates reach double the levels of the 2009 recession, we’ve seen nonprofit organizations of all budget sizes and fields of service respond to the crisis with creativity and flexibility in a rapidly changing environment. In response to exploding demand to cover basic needs, many organizations have ramped up service delivery and developed new programs. Others have stopped operations completely.

Given so much uncertainty, thousands of organizations, facing unprecedented pressure, have turned to CNM for answers they can trust. Issues include handling furloughs and layoffs, scenario planning, crisis communications, managing teams remotely, digital security, access to recovery dollars and government grants, board responsibilities, and renegotiating terms with funders. As we move forward together, the data suggests many difficult decisions lie ahead and that it is time to reimagine how community based organization can best serve community needs. CNM is here to help.

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Need expert advice? We’re only an email or phone call away. Use this form to get in touch or call the Nonprofit Answer Hotline at the number listed below.

You can also schedule a free, 15-minute appointment and we’ll match you with an in-house expert.








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