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Tactics Helping Associations Navigate the Pandemic

How to offset COVID-19 challenges and thrive

Like so many for-profit businesses, the pandemic also knocked nonprofits for a loop. As they try to remain standing, they have employed a variety of tactics to keep their organizations humming along, according to a new report, “Nonprofit Organizations Respond to the COVID-19 Pandemic.”

“The most important thing is, it showed nonprofit organizations have a great capacity for resiliency,” said the report’s author Cecilia Sepp, CAE, CNAP. “We say, ‘Oh nonprofits move slowly, they are always behind,’ but we’ve found they’re quite resilient. Resilience is a much longer attribute.”

The report surveyed nearly 100 nonprofits, including many associations, to see how they were faring before and during the pandemic and looked at their attitudes and concerns, as well as changes they made to staffing and policies.

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