Melanie Lundquist

The COVID-19 pandemic has been devastating to families who have lost loved ones, and businesses that have lost everything. But it has also taken a significant toll on many nonprofits, charities and government agencies—and the people who rely on them.

About 22,000 nonprofits nationally are in danger of closing because of COVID-19, says a study by Candid, a nonprofit that provides data about the sector. And according to a Johns Hopkins University study, 1.6 million people working at nonprofits lost their jobs between March and May of this year. On top of all this, many organizations are expecting their signature fundraisers to raise only about half of what was projected.

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